<==============--------------------------------==============> \ Quake 3 Arena FAQ / / Author: Jehuty \ \ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / / This guide is copyrighted 2004© by Jehuty \ \ This guide may only be found on GameFAQs - www.gamefaqs.com/ / Version 1.0 \ <==============--------------------------------==============> ----------------- = I. Introduction \ = II. Models \ = III.Maps \ = IV.Weapons \ = V.Items/Powerups \ = VI.Tips/Strategies = = VII. Downloading = = VIII. Special Thanks= [====================Legal Information====================] This guide is for personal use only.Do NOT sell this to ANYONE. Do not use parts from my guide to put in your own guide. You can print this guide,as long as it's only for personal use. Don't do ANYTHING to this guide without asking for my permission. If you have questions,tips or just anything you need to know,e-mail me at email@example.com. I'm online almost every day,unless there's something wrong with me or my computer,so you'll receive a reply quick. [====================Personal Information====================] Hiya,i'm Jehuty(GFaqs ID:SSBM Smash Master),the author of this FAQ. A while ago i started on a SSBM FAQ,but i didn't finish it,since i got a new computer. I've always wanted to write a FAQ (or more),and so,this is my first FAQ. I've had Quake 3 Arena (from now on referred to as Q3A) for a long time,but my old computer couldn't handle it properly. Now that i have a new one i can finally play it normally. I love this game,it's full of action,yet it still requires some strategy. I've always liked shooting games,but out of all,Q3A is my favorite shooter.It has nice graphics,and most important of all,awesome gameplay. So that's why i picked this game to write a FAQ about. I hope you enjoy reading this/find this usefull if you need to know anything. [====================I. Introduction====================] System Requirements: Minimum Requirements: - 3-D Hardware Accelerator with full OpenGL® support; -Pentium II® 300 Mhz or AMD® 350 Mhz K6®-2 processor or Athlon® processor; -Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000 operating system; -64 MB RAM; -16 MB video card; -440 MB of uncompressed hard disk space for each game; -110MB of free hard drive space for the Windows swap file (in addition to install space); -A 100% Windows® 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000-compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive , video card, sound card and input devices); -100% DirectX 3.0 or higher compatible sound card; -100% Microsof-compatible mouse and driver; -Quad-speed CD-ROM drive (600 K/sec. sustained transfer rate). Multiplayer Requirements: -Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP and IPX) play supported; -Internet play requires a 100% Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000-compatible 28.8 Kbps (or faster) modem. Game Information: Q3A is a fast paced shooter,with lots of lethal weapons,power-ups,and items. Armed with an arsenal of weapons,you fight your enemies,in "Arena's".You can customize yourself by choosing the model,name,crosshair,and more. Via the internet you can download lots of additional maps and models,made by and for the community. You might think that you can just jump in and shoot everything that moves,but this game also requires some tactics and strategies. Do you see someone quickly run away to a different part of the level?Don't just follow him like a sheep,it could be a set up! You get points for killing the enemy,+1 for a kill.If you accidentally kill yourself,or fall off the map/fall into lava,you get -1 point. The first person who reaches the fraglimit (preset amount of points needed to win the match),wins the match. Offline you can play against bots, which you can set at 5 different difficulties.Online,you play against anyone in the world.This makes it a lot more fun ofcourse,since the person you're fighting against isn't a programmed bot. This adds more strategy to the game. This all leads to one thing: Kill or be killed. Menu's: After you've started up Q3A,you'll be taken to the main menu.From there there are lots of things you can do,play a game versus bots,change your settings,or go online. I will explain what you can do: Main Menu: Single Player: Here are challenges against bots,like regular matches,but with preset bots on a preset map.There are 26 challenges, divided over 8 tiers.The first tier and the last tier both have 1 match,and the other 6 tiers all have 4 matches. By beating all challenges in a tier,you open the next tier, which starts with a video showing the bots who are in it. You can review these tier video's by choosing the Cinematics option in the main menu. Multiplayer: This takes you to the multiplayer menu ofcourse,where you can select what type of multiplayer game you want to play.You can choose to play via the Internet and find matches.You can also play this game on a LAN (Local Area Network). Sometimes the Master Server is offline,so no one can play online. Settings: You can change your settings here.This menu also has 6 other small menu's inside it: Player: Here you can customize your name,handicap,model,and what colour fire you have. Controls: As the name says,you can customize your controls here.Use whatever controls you prefer. System: This is where you edit things as what graphic level you use,the sounds,lighting,and more. Game Options:Here you can change your crosshair,and details such as how detailed the sky is. CD Key: You can input or change your CD Key here. Defaults: By clicking this button,it puts all the settings back to default,how they were before you changed anything. Warning:This can't be undone,so you'll have to customize your settings all over again. Demos: You can watch demo's of bots fighting eachother here. Cinematics: You can watch the tier video's you unlocked in Single Player mode here. You can also watch the ID logo video here,and the game intro. Exit: Exit Q3A. [====================II. Models====================] This information about the models has been taken from the instruction manual.To change your model,go to Settings,then Player,and from there,you can change your model. Name: Anarki Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human History: Always seeking an edge, this cyber-board surfer paid with his humanity for a seemingly endless array of cybronic implants. Name: Angel Sex: Female Species: Humanoid Robot History: Although certainly not a classical beauty, Angel was created by a sculptor to be his ideal companion. She quickly proved herself to be a creature of hate, not love-killing her maker in a berserk fury. Name: Biker Sex: Male Species: Human History: Biker is crude and coarse: a bully who gets his kicks out of hammering helpless opponents. He may not be smart or brave, but he's brutal as hell. Name: Bitterman Sex: Male Species: Human History: This hero of the Strogg War may also be its most tragic victim. While a captive on Stroggos, vile experiments transformed his flesh into something both far more and far less than human. Name: Bones Sex: Male Species: Human Skeleton History: This fearsome foe showcases the powers of the Vadrigar, for it has no true life of its own.But it begs the question: Where do the gibs and blood come from?? Name: Cadavre Sex: Male Species: Undead Human History: Cadavre is a brutal murderer who couldn't be executed. The electric chair, gallows, and gas chamber only made him meaner. Name: Crash Sex: Female Species: Human History: Once, she was Doom's military instructor. Now the Arena Eternal tests Crash's mettle to the extreme-extreme patience, that is.She is the trainer who introduces new warriors to the skills of battle. Name: Doom Sex: Male Species: Human History: Long after everyone else on Phobos was dead, he kept fighting, determined to send out a warning to Earth before the demons could claim him. Name: Gorre Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human History: Born in the breeder tank of a genetics lab and nurtured in a cybronics workshop,Gorre was created to be the ultimate warrior...at least in his own mind. Name: Grunt Sex: Male Species: Human History: A mentally shattered veteran of the invasion of Stroggos, Private Nathan Grunt is still fighting a war that ended years ago. Name: Hossman Sex: Male Species: Human History: Easily mistaken for a big, clumsy oaf, Hossman is a deadly opponent whose agility is a match for his fearsome strength. Name: Hunter Sex: Female Species: Human When her village on Tau Ceti was decimated by the Sorg, Hunter vowed to seek out and destroy the reptiloids wherever they might hide. Name: Keel Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human History: Lance Corporal Ben Keel died during the Spiker Insurrection-only to be revived as a humanoid battle machine by scientists experimenting with captured alien biotechnology. Name: Klesk Sex: Neuter Species: Alien Chitinid History: Half religious zealot, half gifted mystic and all bizarre alien,Klesk cleanses his soul with the purifying fire of combat. Name: Lucy Sex: Female Species: Human History: A former prison guard, Lucy crossed the line and ended up on the other side of the bars where every hour was a battle for survival. Name: Major Sex: Female Species: Human History: A veteran of the Stroggos campaign, Major Wayland is haunted by the memories of her fallen troops and the parasites that killed them. It may be that she believes she's still fighting that long-concluded war. Name: Mynx Sex: Female Species: Human History: Fashion model, master assassin, or adult entertainer: Which is the real Mynx?She's part viper, part black widow, and all woman. Name: Orbb Sex: Neuter Species: Alien Cybronic Construct History: Designed by the Vadrigar to monitor combat in the arena,Orbb evolved beyond his specifications and became a deadly combatant. Name: Patriot Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human Vampire History: A twisted combination of cybronic implants and supernatural powers, Patriot is a throwback to the days of nationalism-before mankind found other enemies among the stars. Name: Phobos Sex: Male Species: Human History: An experienced veteran, he led the invasion of the demon-haunted tunnels of Phobos. There,he was betrayed by superiors who thought they could learn more from watching him die than by studying his reports. Name: Ranger Sex: Male Species: Human History: Originally a slipgate explorer, the man called Ranger has faced and escaped certain death a thousand times on a thousand worlds. His experiences have left him more alien than human now. Name: Razor Sex: Male Species: Human History: During a time of civil unrest on Earth, Razor and his gang of vigilante followers enforced a rigid, brutal code of justice in the Pacific Northwest. Razor never admits defeat and shows no mercy in defense of order. Name: Sarge Sex: Male Species: Human History: A grizzled combat veteran with plenty of scars to prove it, Sarge is the master of modern warfare. He's clever, determined, and deadly. Name: Slash Sex: Female Species: Cybronic Human History: A young force-blade punk from the streets of Los Angeles, Slash became a test bed for the hottest cybronic implants, turning her into a barely-contained bundle of energy. Name: Sorlag Sex: Male Species: Reptiloid Alien History: This mercenary Sorg merchant long ago resolved to do whatever it took to get ahead,no matter how many others had to die in order to line coffers. Name: Stripe Sex: Male Species: Human History: Raised on the mean streets of a post-apocalyptic city, Stripe avoided crime and drugs by being tougher than the gangs and pushers. Name: Tankjr Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human/Strogg Crossbreed History: The spawn of a human Tank Commander and an Iron Maiden of Stroggos,Tankjr is a sadistic bio-tech nightmare. Name: Uriel Species: Gargoyle History: For untold eons, Mankind has known and feared Uriel's diabolical kind.The aura of evil and death hanging around this gladiator is enough to send a chill down the spine of any opponent. Name: Visor Sex: Male Species: Cybronic Human History: Visor is an enigma who says nothing about his past, letting his weapons do all his talking for him. Name: Wrack Sex: Male Species: Human History: Wrack is a shell-shocked Slipgate War veteran who relives countless battles through a haze of imagined glories, half-remembered facts, and exaggerated personal abilities. Name: Xaero Sex: Male Species: Mutated, Cybronic Human History: The most dangerous enemy in the arena, Xaero embraces honorable death.He longs for the day when he will meet the opponent who frees him from the shackles of life eternal-if such a warrior exists. [====================III. Maps====================] There are lots of maps in Q3A,and here is a list of all the maps,including what weapons and items you can find,and some information about it.Also, you can download maps via lots of sites.For more information about downloading maps,go to the "Downloading" section. -------->>>>Q3DM0 - Introduction<<<<-------- Tier: Zero Singleplayer Enemy(s):Crash Armor: Yellow Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Plasma Gun. Information: A very small map with only two weapons to pick up. In my opinion,it's only good to get familiar with the game. Also,even if you're gonna play on it,only do 1 versus 1 battles on it,even then it's too small for a normal battle. -------->>>>Q3DM1 - Arena Gate<<<<-------- Tier: One Singleplayer Enemy(s):Ranger Armor: Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Plasma Gun,Rocket Launcher Information: A decent map,good size for 1 on 1 battles,but definitly don't play it with more than 4 people. There's not really much to say about it. -------->>>>Q3DM2 - House of Pain<<<<-------- Tier: One Singleplayer Enemy(s):Phobos Armor: Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Haste Weapons:Plasma Gun,Shotgun,Rocket Launcher Information: An exciting map,with some narrow paths,and sliding doors. I'lld play this map with no more than 6 people/bots in total. It's really some sort of house,and a small part is outside. There are several ways of getting in "the house",each having their own good and bad sides. -------->>>>Q3DM3 - Arena of Death<<<<-------- Tier: One Singleplayer Enemy(s):Mynx,Orbb Armor: Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Plasma Gun,Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Grenade Launcher Information: A medium sized map. It looks like some sort of castle,with a path around it. Lots of openings from inside the "castle" to the path.When you're on a higher level you can use the Grenade Launcher to drop down lots of grenades so they cant pass,or get killed. -------->>>>Q3Tourney1 - Powerstation 0218<<<<-------- Tier: One Singleplayer Enemy(s):Sarge Armor: Yellow Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage,Regeneration Weapons: Shotgun,Rocket Launcher Information: This map is somewhat like a factory,with a bit of a futuristic touch. Bad thing is,there are only two weapons, but they are pretty strong.Good thing is,that there are two power-ups.Quad Damage and Regeneration. The map has 4,or 5 small rooms,connected to eachother via small paths. A very nice map indeed. -------->>>>Q3DM4 - The Place of Many Deaths<<<<-------- Tier: Two Singleplayer Enemy(s):Orbb,Bitterman,Grunt Armor: Red Armor Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage Weapons: Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun Information: I think that by looks this map is a lot like Q3Tourney1 - Powerstation 0218. It has the same futuristic touch,with several rooms connected by small paths. But this map also has several levels in height. It's smart to stay on the higher parts,carrying a Rocket Launcher,since you can easily kill people/bots that are below you,and they won't see it coming. -------->>>>Q3DM5 - The Forgotten Place<<<<-------- Tier: Two Singleplayer Enemy(s):Hossman,Daemia Armor: Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons: Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Grenade Launcher Information: A medium sized map,with some levels in heights. It's basically about 4 rooms connected to eachother,each having different types of height combinations. A plain map,not very special in my opinion. -------->>>>Q3DM6 - The Camping Grounds<<<<-------- Tier: Two Singleplayer Enemy(s):Orbb,Hossman,Daemia,Bitterman,Grunt Armor: Yellow Armor,Red Armor Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Teleporter Weapons: Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun. Information: A popular map played a lot on Multiplayer games. This map is huge, with lots of height differences. As in any other map with big heights,it's a smart strategy to get on a higher floor and shoot the enemy from above,so they can't see it coming. Also,lots of health is scattered around the map so when you need it it won't be hard to find. One more thing,the Railgun is implemented in this map,so make sure you carry one,because you can easily kill people with it, especially when you're on a higher level,and the enemy lower. -------->>>>Q3Tourney2 - The Proving Grounds<<<<-------- Tier: Two Singleplayer Enemy(s):Hunter Armor: Yellow Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Lightning Gun Information: This is also a pretty big map. Lots and lots of staircases and several jumping pads. There are 2 or 3 big rooms, reaching very high,the jump pads take you up. Also,this is the first map with the Lightning Gun on it!There's also lots of ammo scattered around the whole map,so be sure to pick it up. Personally i don't really like this map,so i never play on it. -------->>>>Q3DM7 - Temple of Retribution<<<<-------- Tier: Three Singleplayer Enemy(s):Daemia,Wrack,Grunt,Slash Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: I think this is a very nice map. It's a lot like Q3DM2 - House of Pain,and also has a bit of a castle vibe. Tight combination.It has it's inside parts and also outside,nice weapons,and every type of Health and Armor. This all makes it a good map,especially on Multiplayer games. -------->>>>Q3DM8 - Brimstone Abbey<<<<-------- Tier: Three Singleplayer Enemy(s):Angel,Slash,Bitterman,Gorre Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Invisibility Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun,Grenade Launcher Information: Again,this map has a castle vibe. The room with the Quad Damage/Invisibility has a bit of an Ancient vibe in my opinion though.This is the first map with water in it!But, try to avoid the water as much as possible since you're moving very slow in it,making you a very easy target,because above the water is a platform with a Railgun on it,so you can easily get killed. Only get in the water if you're sure no one is near. The Red Armor is in the water,so if someone else didn't grab it,quickly get it,and get out the water. -------->>>>Q3DM9 - Hero's Keep<<<<-------- Tier: Three Singleplayer Enemy(s):Slash,Wrack,Angel,Gorre Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: There are lots of jump pads and acceleration pads here. On the Rocket Launcher platform(you get there by using an acceleration pad,or jump off a higher edge on the sides), watch out you don't drop in the lava,because you lose one point. Also,watch out when you're jumping on an acceleration pad,since there might be someone else on the other side getting to you,causing you both to hit eachother in the air, and both possibly drop down and die. -------->>>>Q3Tourney3 - Hell's Gate<<<<-------- Tier: Three Singleplayer Enemy(s):Klesk Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Battle Suit Weapons:Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: I see this map as two bases,or castles,connected through a couple of bridges. Watch out,under the bridges is lava, so don't drop in.It's also possible that you'll get shot into the lava(pushed by splash damage,or when you survive a Railgun shot,you get pushed too). Also,this is the first map with the Battle Suit in it!A nice map,but not very big. I wouldn't play this with more than 4 people/bots. -------->>>>Q3DM10 - The Nameless Place<<<<-------- Tier: Four Singleplayer Enemy(s):Wrack,Tankjr,Angel Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage,Invisibility,Regeneration Weapons:Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Lightning Gun Information: This is in my opinion a very annoying map. It's pretty big,especially vertically. This place is like a huge maze, making it pretty annoying to find your opponents if there aren't many. There's also a regeneration spot,i call it a Health Shower,which regenerates your health and shield if you're standing underneath it.This does make you a very easy target for everyone,since there are three paths leading towards this spot.Don't stay there too long. -------->>>>Q3DM11 - Deva Station<<<<-------- Tier: Four Singleplayer Enemy(s):Tankjr,Patriot,Biker,Lucy Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Haste,Medkit Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Lightning Gun,Grenade Launcher Information: A pretty big map,with outdoor and indoor parts. It has almost anything,wide paths,narrow paths,but the most interesting thing is the location and surroundings of the Quad Damage.As soon as you grab the Quad Damage,Grenade Launchers on top of the low roof start shooting grenades.Very dangerous.So i suggest you grab the Quad,and run as fast as you can to the doorway,and if possible,also grab the Haste. -------->>>>Q3DM12 - The Dredwerkz<<<<-------- Tier: Four Singleplayer Enemy(s):Slash,Gorre,Lucy,Biker,Patriot,Wrack Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Regeneration,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Lightning Gun,Railgun,Grenade Launcher,BFG10K Information: This map also has mostly everything. One big room with water in in the middle,leading to...a regeneration,and a BFG10K!Without a doubt,this is the strongest weapon in the game.But,the water makes you very vulnerable,so watch out! -------->>>>Q3Tourney4 - Vertical Vengeance<<<<-------- Tier: Four Singleplayer Enemy(s):Anarki Armor:Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: As the name says,it's a map based on height.It has three levels of height,and has some kind of futuristic vibe. Try to stay on the higher levels of the map,because you'll have the advantage then. -------->>>>Q3DM13 - Lost World<<<<-------- Tier: Five Singleplayer Enemy(s):Stripe,Razor,Visor Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Medkit Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Lightning Gun,Grenade Launcher Information: One of my personal favorites,a medium sized map,with indoor and outdoor parts. It's some kind of ancient map i think with a bit of a modern twist. Watch out that you don't backflip into the lava. Also,the platform where the Rocket Launcher is,might be a good spot to stand. Be sure to grab a Medkit when available. -------->>>>Q3DM14 - Grim Dungeons<<<<-------- Tier: Five Singleplayer Enemy(s):Stripe,Razor,Visor,Keel Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Lightning Gun,Railgun,BFG10K Information: A very nice map,with outside and underground parts. The BFG10K is also back! But,it has one downside,because it's very annoying to reach,you get there by a moving platform,that moves pretty slow.Try to only get it when you're alone,because otherwise you're a very easy target for Rocket Launchers and Railguns. -------->>>>Q3DM15 - Demon Keep<<<<-------- Tier: Five Singleplayer Enemy(s):Stripe,Razor,Keel Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth+100) Power-ups:Quad Damage,Battle Suit,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun,Grenade Launcher,BFG10K Information: Another castle/keep map,with a nice outside part. Watch out, the outside part has lots of lava! The Battle Suit is located in front of the entrance to the "keep". The Quad Damage is also placed at an interesting position. It's in the middle of a very small path,and if you fall off,you die. Also,three crosses are swinging back and forth,so watch out that you don't get hit by one,because you'll instantly die. This makes you a very vulnerable target, for Railgunners and Rocket Launchers. -------->>>>Q3Tourney5 - Fatal Instinct<<<<-------- Tier: Five Singleplayer Enemy(s):Uriel Armor:Yellow Armor,Armor Shards Health:+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun Information: A very interesting map. It's very small,but fog is spread out through the whole map. Because of the fog,your vision has decreased dramatically.This is a cool map,but doesn't have many weapons and health on it. A cool map to play,but really don't play it with more than 4 people/bots. -------->>>>Q3DM16 - The Bouncy Map<<<<-------- Tier: Six Singleplayer Enemy(s):Cadavre,Bones,Doom Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: As the name does suspect,this map is full of jump pads. Also,this is the first space map,so when you drop of the edge,you die. This map is a big floating island,with a nice "underground" part,with narrow paths. When you go to the highest spot,where the Railgun is located,you have a nice view over the whole map. -------->>>>Q3DM17 - The Longest Yard<<<<-------- Tier: Six Singleplayer Enemy(s):Doom,Major,Sorlag Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Quad Damage Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Railgun Information: This is my favorite map. Again,this map is also filled with lots of jump pads.But,jump pads make you an easy target, so try to avoid those as much as possible. Grab a Railgun for some easy kills,you can easily kill people on jump pads.The Quad Damage is placed at an extra, tiny island placed in the sky.This is also a good map for using the Rocket Launcher,if you can "predict" where your enemy lands,and time correctly,you can get some very nice shots. -------->>>>Q3DM18 - Space Chamber<<<<-------- Tier: Six Singleplayer Enemy(s): Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Railgun Information: I don't really like this map. Lots of acceleration pads and jump pads,but that's in every space map. But in this map you have a bigger chance of falling into the void. The only thing you could use against falling down is a Teleporter,so that when you fall down,you get teleported away. It's a bit of a maze,with lots of stairs. It's also a pretty high map. -------->>>>Q3DM19 - Apocalypse Void<<<<-------- Tier: Six Singleplayer Enemy(s):Sorlag,Cadavre,Doom Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage,Teleporter Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Railgun,Plasma Gun Information: This map is very funny,as there are many platforms that go up and down to take you from one place to another. There is one distanced platform that you can reach by a acceleration pad,and the Quad Damage is placed there. The Railgun or Rocket Launcher is your main option here. -------->>>>Q3Tourney6 - The Very End Of You<<<<-------- Tier: Seven Singleplayer Enemy(s):Xaero Armor:Red Armor Health:+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Teleporter Weapons:Rocket Launcher,Railgun,BFG10K Information: The final map! This map is actually two islands,connected by acceleration pads.Also,the BFG10K is back! It's on a island high in the air,and you get there by acceleration pads. But there's one downside. Look up in the air. See that strange round thing? It's a target. If anyone hits it,the upper part of the island drops down...on you! Insta-kill.So grab the BFG10K and immediatly jump down. Once you've beaten this one,you've completed the Singleplayer mode. ============ CTF Maps ============ The following maps are only playable on CTF (Capture The Flag) mode. -------->>>>Q3CTF1 - Dueling Keeps<<<<-------- Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor Health:+25 Health,+50 Health Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun Information: A very small map,It's best to play it with 2 versus 2, or maybe 3 vs 3.It's like a tiny version of Q3DM2 - House of Doom. I think it's a bit too small for some good matches. There's not really much to say about this map. -------->>>>Q3CTF2 - Troubled Waters<<<<-------- Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:Medkit Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun,Grenade Launcher Information: This map is a lot like Q3DM8 - Brimstone Abbey. Remember the room with the Quad Damage/Invisibility? That is your flag room in this map. The bases have lots of ways to get into,so be sure to guard the flag room good. The bases are separated by water,but you can get over it via an acceleration pad. There's also an underwater route going from each base to the middle part of the map. Be sure to always grasp some air so you don't drown. -------->>>>Q3CTF3 - The Stronghold<<<<-------- Armor:Yellow Armor,Armor Shards Health:+5 Health,+25 Health Power-ups:Quad Damage,Invisibility,Regeneration Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Plasma Gun,Railgun Information: A pretty big map,with lots of ways to get to the flag. It's almost like a maze.The Invisibility might be pretty useful when capturing the flag,to get into the enemy base without trouble. As in most of the maps, try to stay high,since you might be able to slip to the flag unseen. -------->>>>Q3CTF4 - Space CTF<<<<-------- Armor:Yellow Armor Health:+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100) Power-ups:None Weapons:Shotgun,Rocket Launcher,Railgun,BFG10K Information: My favorite CTF map. As the name says,it's in space. There are several islands,and the BFG10K is also in it. All you gotta do is watch out you don't drop off and drop the flag. [====================IV. Weapons====================] This is a list of all the weapons in the game,including information about them,how to use a certain weapon,firepower,how many ammo you get when picking it up,and more. I rated the power of the weapons with stars,one star being the worst,5 stars being the best. Name: Gauntlet Starting Ammo:No Bullets Needed Range:Very close Power: ** Rate of Fire:N/A Information: The Gauntlet is a spinning blade,used for close combat. It doesn't do very much damage.Just tag the opponent with it. You always have this with you,because along with the Machinegun,is this your Default weapon.I don't think it's very useful,so i don't/never use it. It makes a soft,spinning sound,and emits a bit of light. It also gives the enemy a bit of a push, so you sometimes might be able to push the enemy of the map,or into a pool of lava. Only use it when you don't have anything else to use. The Machinegun should be enough for a while, until you find something else. Remember to ALWAYS grab extra bullets,or grab a different weapon,even if you're not gonna use it at the time. Because you're really gonna need it after a while. And you would rather have that weapon you picked up than the Gauntlet. And the times that you're gonna use it,there are some things you should keep in mind. Don't just jump in at the opponent,try to catch him off guard,or hit him in the back. You can also try to lead him into a corner,that way he can't escape,and you can easily hit him continuously. Try to keep things like this in mind. Name: Machinegun Starting Ammo:100 Bullets Range:Medium Power: ** Rate of Fire:Medium/Fast Information: As the name says,this weapon is a machinegun. Along with the Gauntlet,is this your default weapon. An okay weapon for the first few seconds,but try to grab something else as soon as possible. It comes with 100 bullets,so if you have decent accuracy,you can kill a couple of people with it in the start of a match,to bring up your score. Only use it to shoot people that are a bit close to you. Really,don't use it,unless you have nothing else, or you're out of ammo for your other guns. It might also be smart to have full health(100 or more), because anyone else with a Rocket Launcher or Shotgun can easily kill you. Conclusion: The Machinegun is a decent weapon,but only use when necessarily. Name: Shotgun Starting Ammo:10 Shots Range:Close to Medium Power: ***/**** Rate of Fire:Medium Information: As any other shotgun,when you shoot,the bullets are spread. The Shotgun is a very powerful weapon,depending on what range you use it at.If you shoot someone who is very close,you give him very high damage,but when the enemy is far,low damage will be dealt. The Shotgun is very useful when used properly. Try to only shoot people/bots that are close to you,for maximum damage.You can almost always kill someone in one hit when he's close enough,depending on how many Health he has,and his Shield. What's also good about the Shotgun is that it's placed in almost every map in the game! The Shotgun is also good in crowdy games,since the bullets are spread, you might hit multiple targets in a single shot. But the Shotgun comes to full power when combined with a Quad Damage. A single shot can kill your enemy. The Shotgun can definitly kill lots of people, bringing you closer to the fraglimit and winning the game. Name: Plasma Gun Starting Ammo:50 Cells Range:Close to Medium Power: *** Rate of Fire:Fast Information: A very fast firing weapon. Too bad you don't get that many ammo when you pick this up. It's a great weapon for narrow paths,or crowdy places. Be sure to also grab some extra ammunition, because otherwise your ammo is gone in just a couple of seconds. Don't use it if the enemy is too far away. This weapon is very lethal when combined with a Quad Damage,since about 3 well shot cells will be enough for a kill. You can quickly get rid of your enemy in a couple of seconds if your aim is well. A smart thing to do with this gun is try to catch someone in the back, because by the time they have turned around and shot their first shot,he/she is almost/or already dead. Name: Rocket Launcher Starting Ammo:10 Rockets Range:Medium to Far Power: **** Rate of Fire:Medium Information: One of my favorite weapons,the Rocket Launcher. This weapon is pretty powerful,especially if you know how to use it properly. The Rocket Launcher has one important,tight thing that is very useful. Splash damage. Splash damage means that when a fired rocket explodes,the damage has a certain reach. So when there are two enemies standing close,you are able to both hit,maybe even kill them with one rocket. Also,ALWAYS shoot at the enemies' feet.Because if you're going for a direct hit,and you miss,the rocket keeps going and doesnt stop until impact(probably a wall).That's why when you shoot at their feet,the rocket will still explode and thanks to the splash damage,he will still get damaged. The closer the rocket explodes, the higher that damage will be.Watch out that you can also damage yourself if the rocket explodes near you. There are two key things that are important when using the rocket launcher:Prediction,and timing. Try to predict where the enemy is going,or when he/she is on a jump pad or acceleration pad,try to predict where he/she is landing,and with the correct timing,you will be able to blast a rocket to the spot he/she will be landing,and the rocket will blast the enemy to death when landing. Name: Grenade Launcher Starting Ammo:10 Grenades Range:Close to Medium Power: *** Rate of Fire:Medium Information: This weapon is not really meant to use in combat. It doesn't fire very fast,but the main bad part is that the grenades explode after a couple of seconds. This time is most of the time enough for the enemy to get away. It has okay power,but the exploding time makes it a bad weapon for combat. A good time to use it is to catch someone offguard. You can also shoot several grenades to stop your enemy to follow you,or what also a good thing is is to shoot it from above. The enemy won't see it coming and might not have enough time to react to dodge the explosions. It's range is also a bad factor,that's why you should really use it when someone doesn't see you,or from above,because that's the time when this weapon can come to full use. Name: Lightning Gun Starting Ammo:100 Lightning Range:Medium Power: *** Rate of Fire: Fast Information: As the name says,this weapon shoots lightning. Personally i don't really like this weapon,because it doesn't have very good accuracy,so you really need to land some good shots to make it come to full use. A good thing is that it fires fast,but it also has a downside,your ammunition is replenished very fast. Against someone with a Rocket Launcher or Shotgun you won't really be standing a chance,since they will only have to shoot maybe one or two shots, and your lightning must be in full contact,and then it might still take a while to take your enemy down. Name: Railgun Starting Ammo:10 Slugs Range:Medium to Far Power: ***** Rate of Fire:Slow Information: A weapon with very high power,but it fires pretty slow. If i'm correct,a normal shot does 100 damage when hit,so you can almost always one-hit-kill someone,unless that person picked up a Mega Health, or has high shield. Really don't use this weapon when the enemy is very close,since that will be very hard to aim. Also,people on jump pads or acceleration pads are very easy targets for the Railgun if your timing is well.Remember,when the enemy is far,you can always zoom in,this is possible with every weapon,but it's almost only useful with the Railgun. Name: BFG10K Starting Ammo:20 Shots Range: Anywhere is good. Power: ***** Rate of Fire:Medium to Fast Information: Without a doubt,the BFG10K is the strongest weapon in the whole game. The BFG shoots big,green balls, similar to the ones of the plasma gun,but bigger. It does very high damage,and it's fast-firing. It also has a bit of splash damage,so watch out you don't hurt yourself.Two fast-fired,well placed shots are enough to finish someone off,and you start out with 20 shots,so you can surely kill lots of people with it. The enemy's position isn't really a problem,because no matter where the enemy is,you can easily shoot someone,even if it's across the whole map. [====================V. Items/Powerups====================] What follows is a list of item's and power-ups in Q3A. There's also information aboutj ump pads and acceleration pads, and teleporters. Name: Yellow Armor Use: This Yellow Combat Armor increases your shield by 50, to a maximum of 200. You shield helps reduce damage,so this is a useful item to pick up,as it will take you through a battle longer than usually without any shields. If your armor is over 100,every second it will go down one point,until it's back to 100. Name: Red Armor Use: A better version of the Yellow Combat Armor,as this item increases your shield by 100.If you see this lying on the floor,be sure to pick it up. If your armor is over 100,every second it will go down one point,until it's back to 100. Name: Armor Shards Use: These small things increase your shield by 5 a piece,and most of the time these are found in a pack of about five. If your armor is over 100,every second it will go down one point,until it's back to 100. Name: Green,Yellow,Gold,and Mega Health Use: These items increase your health when you're running low. Grabbing health is very important,because when you're low, you'll easily get killed,and the enemy will get one point. Your health can come to a maximum of 200,and will drop down by 1 every second,just like your shield,until it's back to 100. - Green increases 5 health; - Yellow increases 25 health; - Gold increases 50 health; - Mega Health increases 100 health. Name: Quad Damage Use: A very useful power-up. This actually TRIPLES your damage,also giving you a nice blue glow. Combined with a shotgun or rocket launcher,you can easily make one hit kills. A very useful item to get very close to the fraglimit. Name: Regeneration Use: As the name says,this power-up regenerates your health, little by little. When you're in battle,and you're almost dead,you can run away and you will be automatically regenerated. It also gives you a tight red glow. Name: Haste Use: When you pick this up,your speed will be doubled. This is very tight,since the opponent will have a harder time killing you. Name: Flight Use: As the name says,you can fly when you have this power-up. Use the jump button to go up,and the crouch button to go lower. But watch out,you'll fly pretty slow,so you're very vulnerable, especially against Railgunners. Name: Invisibility Use: This power-up makes you invisible,which can be very useful to sneak behind someone and blast him.Also a good power-up when playing CTF,since you can sneak into the enemy's base without trouble. Name: Battle Suit Use: This suit halves damage done to you.It also protects you against lava,drowning,and even splash damage.So when you're against someone with a Rocket Launcher and you have this suit, he/she will have to make direct contact with the rocket. Very tight. Name: Medkit Use: When you press the "Use" button,this item will regenerate your health to 100.Very useful in a fight to make it last longer. Name: Teleporter(item) Use: If you press the "Use" button,this will take you to a random place on the map. Use it when you're low on health in a fight,or when you're falling off the map,to save your life. Name: Teleporter(on the map) Use: When you hop into one of these,you'll be dropped somewhere else on the map. It's good to move to a certain spot fast,or trick your enemy. Name: Jump pad Use: When you jump on one of these,you'll be launched high into the air. Watch out,since jump pads make you an easy target. Name: Acceleration Pads Use: This pad launches you with a high speed across the map. You can't really controll where you're landing, so try to avoid these as much as possible,because this also makes you very vulnerable for Rocket Launchers. [====================VI. Tips/Strategies====================] -------->>>>Rocket Jumping<<<<-------- Rocket Jumping is a technique used with the Rocket Launcher. When you aim on the ground directly under you,and press the jump button,you'll get an extra boost. The downside is that you'll be doing high damage to yourself,but it does get you to spots you normally might not reach. Actually,in Q3DM15 - Demon Keep,you need to Rocket Launch on top of a jump pad,which gives you an extra high boost,and when timed correctly,you will send yourself to another jump pad located in the air,which sends you to the BFG10K. All with all,Rocket Jumping is a nice technique,but try to avoid it as much as possible. -------->>>>Movement<<<<-------- Another key thing to winning is movement. DON'T STAND STILL. If you stand still you'll easily get killed.Therefor,if you run around,you are harder to hit,and will last longer,and probably also get lots morekills.Don't run in straight patterns,but just run around like a madman. -------->>>>Sounds<<<<-------- ALWAYS play with the sounds on. You probably think,why?,but sound is also an important factor. When someone respawns near you,you'll be able to hear that,And that person hasn't picked up a weapon yet,giving you the advantage. Footsteps are also important. When the enemy is running,you hear his footsteps.This helps you locate the enemy. And when the Quad Damage is respawning, you also hear a certain sound. Things like these all help you getting more kills. -------->>>>Jumping<<<<-------- Along with movement,jumping also is an important factor. It helps you dodge shots,and sometimes even you can reduce the amount of splash damage done. Just run and jump around,it'll really piss off the enemy too;). -------->>>>PRACTICE<<<<-------- The main key thing to becoming a good player is practice! Just play several games a day,that is good enough for training. Also,if possible,play online games,this helps you with strategies and stuff. [====================VII. Downloading====================] There are tons of sites about Q3A,and you can download Models, bots,maps,mods,and even graphics.Mods are conversions of the game,for example Bid For Power,where you fight in Dragonball Z style,with energy attacks,and you can fly and stuff like that. When you download maps,you just zip them into the game folder,and the same goes for bots and models. Most of the time readme files are included saying in what folder you should extract the files to. Under this is a list of sites with links to download sites or direct downloads. - www.planetquake.com - A good site with lots of information. This site also has lots of links to other sites where you can download mods,models,and graphics. - www.quake3world.com - Nice site with lots of downloads,also including Q3 Point Release,and other updates. - www.quake3arena.com - The official id Software webpage. No downloads here,but it does have lots of information about other id Software projects. - www.google.com - A search engine,if you're looking for anything,just type in what you want,and you'll get lots of links. [====================VIII. Special Thanks====================] ID Software - For making this awesome game,i still love it. GameFAQs - For having an awesome site with tight forums and letting us submit our guides. The Instruction Manual - For the information about the bots ;_;. I hope you like this guide,and find it useful.My email is firstname.lastname@example.org,feel free to add me on MSN Messenger,or mail me for any suggestions,fanmail (yeah right;)),or just anything else. See yall on the next FAQ!Peace!