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Linux.com: Modify That Quaking Penguin!

Oct 21, 2000, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Mrochuk)

"You've had Q3A for a while now, and you've beaten nightmare Xaero with a perfect score and 10 humiliations over 500 times. Need to find some new blood? There's one place to look: online. Jeff Mrochuk has taken the pleasure of summarizing the most popular Quake 3 Arena mods. Check them out, see which one appeals to you and go fraggin'."

"Q3F (no longer called Q3Fortress) is very tightly based on Quake World Team Fortress, and does it great justice. Due to legal reasons several things have been renamed, but if you were familiar with TF you should have no problem adapting to Q3F. Team Fortress Classic fans will complain that it feels different, which it does. It feels like the original TF. This mod already has a large league following, and hundreds of clans. The basic premise? Pick a team, select from one of 9 classes, and complete your goals, which depend on the map. Most maps are capture the flag, but there is also domination and assasination styles, and more. It features new classes (http://www.q3f.com/shots_classes.html), several new weapons (http://www.q3f.com/shots_weapons.html) and a ton of new maps (http://www.q3f.com/shots_levels.html). You've gotta try this mod."

"Well I'll be... Rocket Arena 3 was released while I was writing this article, and I've been playing it for hours. It's taken over as the #1 Q3A mod by player (source http://www.gamespy.com/stats/mods.asp?id=22). Basically RA3 comes with 8 maps, each including three or more 1-on-1 arenas and at least one team arena. Some maps feature Red Rover arenas. You join a server, pick a 1-on-1 or team match and fight. Last man standing wins, basically like tournament mode in Q3A. Red Rover is a different story. In Red Rover there are two teams, and as soon as someone is killed they spawn onto the team of the player who killed them, until only one huge team remains. The man with the most frags wins. In all RA3 modes, you start with all the weapons, so no weapon or armor camping comes into play; Q3A has 6 or 7 suitable 1-on-1 maps, RA3h as over 24; finally, these are some of the most well crafted maps you'll ever see. This mod is very high quality and I urge you download it ASAP. If you have the bandwidth, it even comes with its own separate MP3 soundtrack."

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