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Quake III: Arena

a.k.a. Quake 3: Arena

published by Loki Software / Virgin Interactive in 1999-12-07, developed by id software, running on Linux
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Twitch shooter
series: Quake
perspective: 1st person
player options: LAN, Internet
game engine: id Tech 3
languages: eng

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This is a game with proprietary content. The source code was licensed under the GPL sometime after its commercial release.

It was intended by the developers the the game that the Linux version be installable using files downloaded from the company site and files from the 'Windows version' CD. Loki sold the CD files and Linux files on the same CD as an easily installable standalone game.

id Software released the complete sourcecode for Quake III Arena under the terms of the GPL on 2005-08-19. The content of the game remains copyrighted and some of the content is trademarked. A project called OpenArena provides alternate content for the ioquake3 engine compiled from the freely available Quake III source code. OpenArena is usually not compatible with Quake III (as opposed to Quake III: Arena)

Ubunutu repositories provide openarena as well as an installer called quake3-data that gathers the content directly from the 'Windows version' CD without having to individually gather the files from the CD yourself. It installs Quake III for use with OpenArena.
(Zerothis) - # 2008-12-27 04:08:34
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