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Install Quake 3 on Raspberry Pi

Here is the easiest possible way to install Quake 3 on the Raspberry Pi with debian6-19-04-2012.  Just copy and paste the following in a terminal on the Pi:

cd ~
wget http://radium.hexxeh.net/quake3.zip
wget http://www.andershizzle.com/Q3%20Demo%20Paks.zip
unzip quake3.zip
unzip Q3\ Demo\ Paks.zip
rm quake3.zip
rm Q3\ Demo\ Paks.zip
mv ./baseq3/pak* ./quake3/baseq3/
rm -rf ./baseq3/
chmod +x /home/pi/quake3/start.sh
chmod +x /home/pi/quake3/ioquake3.arm
chmod +x /home/pi/quake3/ioq3ded.arm

Note: After reports of connection issues with the downloads, I have hosted mirror versions of the two files here:

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1816557/quake3.zip
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1816557/Q3%20Demo%20Paks.zip

To start quake3, switch to the install directory, and execute the start.sh script in a terminal:

cd ~/quake3/
./start.sh

 

  • Sean

    When I run the start script, I get:

    “GLimp() – could not load OpenGL subsystem”

    Any idea why?

    Thanks!

    • Sean, this error is likely a path issue. The tutorial assumes you running Debian, on other distros you may need to modify /etc/ld.so.conf to include the location of the OpenGL libraries.

      • 555555aadfdsa

        asd

      • letsgo55

        what should i write into the document?

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  • Couldn’t be easier!
    Is sound supposed to work? Didn’t for me, but then again I haven’t gotten any sound out of this thing yet.
    Thanks!

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  • Max

    Hi Michael,
    Thank’s for your blog, good stuff here 😀
    I could not get quake3.zip on my RPi or my other computer… “Connexion refused”
    I’am alone with this message ?
    Thank’s

  • The quake3.zip comes down fringe from the server but there seems to be a connection issue for the Q3 Demo Paks.zip from the other server.

    Is this a known problem or is there an alternative server to get it from?

    • Sorry about the spelling issues blame it on the crapple iPad!

    • Hi Pidge, due to the intermittent availability of the zip files, I have update the tutorial with additional mirrors!

      • Top man! All sorted! Thanks for your help, just had to ‘sudo’ the last three lines of code but it really is easy to instal!

  • i dont understand the bit after you copy and paste the thing into terminal! help please!

  • I’ve just installed Quake3 on the Debian “wheezy” public beta Image.

    i get the following error message when I run ./start.sh

    1678115519: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version

    failed to open vchiq instance

    ( I also did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade )

    thanks.

    • MrDyne

      I get the same error…. “3686302236: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version * failed to open vchiq instance”

  • Tim

    Hi Michael, thanks for posting a such a simple guide. I ran the terminal commands without any problem but then got this when trying to run start.sh:

    **************************************************
    WARNING: pak0.pk3 is present but its checksum (2985612116)
    is not correct. Please re-install the point release
    **************************************************

    execing default.cfg
    couldn’t exec q3config.cfg
    couldn’t exec autoexec.cfg
    Hunk data failed to allocate 64 megs

    I’m using debian6-19-04-2012. Any idea where I’m going wrong? Thanks.

  • Kate

    can’t seem to run the demo, is it supposed to work?

  • I am having the same issue as Tim.

    Hunk data failed to allocate 64 megs

  • Rory Schmitz

    Having the same issue. Any fix yet?

  • Rory Schmitz

    Sorry, this problem … Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version * failed to open vchiq instance

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  • matjaz

    I get this error: root@raspberrypi:~/quake3# ./start.sh
    1341215802: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version
    * failed to open vchiq instance
    pls help

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  • Jim

    240265500: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version
    * failed to open vchiq instance

    I get this when I try to run the start.sh

    • Jim

      Running Raspian Wheezy latest from RPI.org

      • Matt Dragon

        Was there ever an answer here…same prob exactly.

  • martin

    vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library – cannot retrieve driver version
    * failed to open vchiq instance this what i get every time

  • Fernando

    Matt Dragon give us the key. It works but you need to replace the file

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1816557/Q3%20Demo%20Paks.zip

    for that one:

    http://www.apt-e.org/raspberry/Quake3.zip

  • Bjorgvin Schram

    Hi
    I get this error when I try to run it.
    ./ioquake3.arm: 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting “)”)