FAQ by Ssbm Smash Master

Updated: 07/20/04 | Printable Version

   \                     Quake 3 Arena FAQ                      /
   /                       Author: Jehuty                       \ 
   \          E-mail: thomas_van_scheppingen@hotmail.com        /
   /          This guide is copyrighted 2004© by Jehuty         \
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                       = I. Introduction \
                       = II. Models       \
                       = III.Maps          \
                       = IV.Weapons         \
                       = V.Items/Powerups    \
                       = VI.Tips/Strategies  =
                       = VII. Downloading    =
                       = VIII. Special Thanks=

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     [====================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®
-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.


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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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) 
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
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)
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
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

       -------->>>>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)
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
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

      -------->>>>Q3CTF2 - Troubled Waters<<<<--------

Armor:Yellow Armor,Red Armor,Armor Shards
Health:+5 Health,+25 Health,+50 Health,Mega Health(worth +100)
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)
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
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

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
               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
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

              [====================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

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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;).


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

- 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
thomas_van_scheppingen@hotmail.com,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