Quake3 - doesn't work with latest patch, linux version on windows

Oct 16, 1999
Hi, I have the linux version of Q3 and up through the next to-last patch (1.29?) it ran fine after installing said patch and Pak0.pk3 from the game CD as per the directions included to get it running in windows. But after installing the latest patch, trying to run the game results in a white screen and hard lock. Anyone have an idea of what's going on? I can't go back to the previous version because I don't have that patch file anymore, and I tried reinstalling the latest patch & .pak file with no luck. Here's a list of the files I have, I'd appreciate it if someone could check & see if I'm missing anything:

F:\games\Quake III Arena\quake3.exe
F:\games\Quake III Arena\Readme132.txt
F:\games\Quake III Arena\uninstal5.log
F:\games\Quake III Arena\Check for Quake III Arena Updates.exe

F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak0.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak1.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak2.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak3.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak4.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak5.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak6.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak7.pk3
F:\games\Quake III Arena\baseq3\Pak8.pk3

Plus an Extras & pb folder in the main folder. Thanks.



Golden Member
Apr 8, 2002
Did you install the Linux or Windows patch???

Did you install one patch over another???

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Elite Member
Sep 14, 2001
1.31 was the next-to-latest patch, 1.32 is current IIRC.

Usually that white screen appears when it's trying to resolve an IP for connecting to the id master servers, the pb master servers or the server you're trying to play on. Try running with +logfile 1 and see if anything relevant is put in the qconsole.log file.