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Quake 3 Data (ioquake3)


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/13/2016.

The Quake 3 engine is open source. The Quake III: Arena game itself is not free. You must purchase the game to use the data and play Quake 3 with ioquake3. This package contains Quake 3 content and updates from id software, and will find any existing installation of Quake 3 Arena and provide ioquake3 with the pak0 files necessary to play Quake 3 Arena (and Team Arena) in ioquake3.

To install Quake 3 Data (ioquake3), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ioquake3-data

To upgrade Quake 3 Data (ioquake3), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ioquake3-data


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'ioquake3-data'
    $version = '1.36'
    $url = ""
    $checksum = '3829740942f12e3e6102ea864643aa0d'
    $checksumType  = 'md5'
    $fileType = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs = '/S' # NSIS
    $validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    # Find ioquake3 folder
    $local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\*'
    $machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\*'
    $machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\*'
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
    	-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
    	| ? { $_.PSChildName -like "ioquake3" } `
    	| ForEach-Object { `
    	$baseq3Dir = Join-Path $_.Install_Dir "baseq3" ; `
    	$missionDir = Join-Path $_.Install_Dir "missionpack" }
    # Find pak0 from existing Steam quake3 installation
    $local_key_steam     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key_steam   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key6432_steam = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432_steam,$machine_key_steam, $local_key_steam) `
    	-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
    	| ? { $_.DisplayName -like "Quake III Arena" } `
    	| ForEach-Object { if (($_.InstallLocation -ne $null) -and ($_.InstallLocation -ne '')) { `
    	$pakPath = Join-Path $_.InstallLocation "baseq3\pak0.pk3" ; ` 
    	$pakTAPath = Join-Path $_.InstallLocation "missionpack\pak0.pk3" }}
    if ( $pakPath -ne $null ) { Copy-Item $pakPath $baseq3Dir }
    if ( $packTAPath -ne $null ) { Copy-Item $pakTAPath $missionDir }
    # Find pak0 from existing GOG quake3 installation
    $local_key_gog     = 'HKCU:\Software\\Games\*'
    $machine_key_gog   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\\Games\*'
    $machine_key6432_gog = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\\Games\*'
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432_gog,$machine_key_gog, $local_key_gog) `
    	-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
    	| ? { $_.GAMENAME -like "Quake III Gold" } `
    	| ForEach-Object { if (($_.PATH -ne $null) -and ($_.PATH -ne '')) { `
    	$pakPath = Join-Path $_.PATH "baseq3\pak0.pk3" ;
    	$pakTAPath = Join-Path $_.PATH "missionpack\pak0.pk3" }}
    if ( $pakPath -ne $null ) { Copy-Item $pakPath $baseq3Dir }
    if ( $packTAPath -ne $null ) { Copy-Item $pakTAPath $missionDir }
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'ioquake3-data'
    $softwareName = 'ioquake3-q3a*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '/S' # NSIS
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    $local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    [array]$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
             | ? { $_.PSChildName -like "$softwareName" }
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • ioquake3
  • id-software


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