On August 19, 2021 during QuakeCon 2021, Quake III: Arena was added to the Microsoft Store for Windows, available for purchase or included with Xbox Game Pass for subscribers, adding a new way for gamers to be able to play the game, and a new source for the data files needed to use ioquake3. ioquake3… Continue reading ioquake3 and Xbox Game Pass
Test Builds Available Again
Head over to the downloads page to download a test build of ioquake3. The test builds are very bare-bones but can be extracted over a regular installation of Quake 3: Arena’s data files and then launch the ioquake3 executable to use our updated software instead of id’s executable from 2005. You may see warnings from… Continue reading Test Builds Available Again
Idle Thumbs’ ioquake3 VOD
Since the sort-of demise of Idle Thumbs, notorious Phaedrus-enthusiast Nick Breckon has hijacked their Twitch account to play games online with a collection of international Tweens and Teens. This VOD is from Breckon’s ioquake3 session versus those Youths just this past Saturday.
ioquake3 git branch renamed to “main”
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A New ioquake3.org
Way back in the middle of 2019 the ioquake3 project ran into a security issue, 2020 was an almost complete tire fire and 2021 is… not great! Still, we are finally digging our way out of that mess and moving on. Some things are broken today, but the meta server remains operational and you can… Continue reading A New ioquake3.org
Help Wanted: Volunteer Linux System Administrator
ioquake3 is an entirely volunteer-run project and we need more volunteers! Please share this post with your friends. If you love maintaining Linux servers, and specifically Ubuntu Server, this is the role for you. The ioquake3 project is looking for a qualified Linux Systems Administrator to assist with maintaining our Ubuntu VPS. We need someone… Continue reading Help Wanted: Volunteer Linux System Administrator
Ryan “icculus” Gordon has surprised us with a cross-platform auto-updater for ioquake3. Created thanks to contributions to his patreon campaign, here’s how Ryan describes it: I’ve written an autoupdater for ioquake3, with the intention of the game operating much like Google Chrome…it just stays up to date and you don’t really notice. This has been… Continue reading Auto-Update Update
Last month I wrote about an important security update, and we were lucky that the news was spread far and wide but many players still didn’t see it. Even if they read the news, and they updated to the latest build of ioquake3, they wouldn’t have caught the follow-up security commits to the code repository unless they downloaded… Continue reading Help Wanted
Important Security Update: Please Update ioquake3 Immediately
Please immediately update ioquake3 to the latest test build before you connect to any online servers. Despite the name, the test builds are in fact way more stable and secure than any release at this time. In doing so you’ll also receive access to all kinds of other updates and changes that we’ve made since… Continue reading Important Security Update: Please Update ioquake3 Immediately
ioquake3… in Docker?!
The folks from the open platform for building, shipping, and running distributed applications called Docker demonstrated a containerized version of ioquake3 at Dockercon. Not just the server, but also the client. Docker’s Arnaud “icecrime” Porterie even called ioquake3 “The best game ever” in their dockerfile description. I don’t think I could be more proud. They… Continue reading ioquake3… in Docker?!