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Cheat mode

Display the console at any point in the game (during game play or at any screen). Type /sv_cheats 1 then enter /devmap <map name> . Use the one of the following values for <map name>: q3dm<1-18> or q3tourney<1-6>. Or, you can use any custom map (leave off the map extension *.bsp). The game will load in single-player mode with the current settings of the bot variables, and cheat mode enabled. Enter one of the following console commands to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Cheats will not work in the demo version.

Effect Code
All skills unlocked at skill 1 /iamacheater
All skills unlocked at skill 100 /iamamonkey
Toggle God mode /god
Toggles no clipping mode /noclip
All weapons and ammo1 /give all
Spawn indicated item /give <item name>
Change view range /cg_thirdpersonrange <320-500>
Change view angle /cg_thirdpersonangle <-360-360>
Change gravity2 /g_gravity <0-800>
Hidden Sarge skin /model sarge/krusade
Set team model /team_model <character name>
Quad damage /give quad damage
Flight ability /give flight
Invisibility /give invisibility
Move faster; default is 320 /g speed <value>
Regenerate damage /give regeneration
Invincible against lava, drowning, acid and similar hazards /give battle suit
100 health over the limit /give mega health
Use indicated character head /headmodel *<character name>
Use indicated head for team /team_headmodel *<character name>
Set rail gun trail time /cg_railtrailtime <value>
Set gravity /g_gravity <value>
Third person view /cg_thirdperson 1

1. The Grenade Launcher and the BFG10K weapons that are unlocked by this codes function, but the graphics are incomplete. It will appear that your character is not holding any weapon when they are selected. 2. Set to 0 to fly, 800 is default.
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Item names

Use one of the following item names with the /give code.

battle suit
grappling hook
grenade launcher
lightning gun
personal teleporter
plasma gun
quad damage
rocket launcher
mega health

Cheats in multi-player

In order to use cheat mode without being in single player mode, start a game, display the console window, and type /devmap <map name>, then press [Enter]. The level will start in cheat mode.

All FMV sequences

Start the game with the quake3.exe +seta g_spVideos "\tier1\1\tier2\2\tier3\3\tier4\4\tier5\5\tier6\6\tier7\7\tier8\8" command line.

Edit number of awards

Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "config.cfg" file in the game directory. Locate the list of the tiers that you have won. Under this list are listed your decorations/awards, which can be edited.

Record your own demos

Go a map (preferably with bots), press ~ to display the console window and type /g_syncronousClients 1. Then, type /record <demo name>. A console window message stating "recording <demo name> to baseq3 demos" will appear. When done recording, you can stop the process by clicking on "Leave Arena". To play them back, go to the main menu and click on "Demos". Look for the name of your demo, click on it, and click "Play". You can do this process in both single player and multi-player modes.

Key binding for cheats

You can have a cheat or command assigned to a key. Use any cheat listed above or any command for <cmd>. Use a key or button for <key/button>. You can do more than one command on one key.

bind <key/button> <cmd>
bind <key/button> <cmd> ; <cmd>

For example, bind F9 give all or bind F9 give all ; god. Note: This will overwrite any other command on that key. This will also save to the game.

Unlimited Quad Damage and other power-ups

First, bind Quad Damage to a key. For example, /bind 1 give quad damage. Then, hold down that key until the symbol and the number disappear. After a long time they might return. Just hold the key down again. This trick also works for the Battle Suit, Regeneration, Invisibility, and Flight.




General strategy

Always strafe in a circle around whoever you are shooting. Never stop moving. Always try to get rocket launcher first, then jump and zig-zag run to avoid getting shot. Always use the plasma gun when you have quad damage since it shoots fastest and can hold a lot of ammunition. Run backwards away from people and shoot them at same time.

Stop Xearo from getting the BFG10K

To stop Xearo from getting the BFG10K, while he is on his way to get it shoot the target to squish him or have him fall into the wrong place.

Have opponents to lose points on the Appolips Void

Go to the railgun platform. When someone comes on one of the two raising platforms, jump. Make sure someone is on the platform or you will lose 10 health, even if you land on them. They will get 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, -1 to nine. You will get in the lead very far ahead.


Human turret

Get a grappling hook. Fire it at a wall. While still holding [Fire], change to a different gun. You will now be stuck to the wall. To exit, change back to the grappling hook.


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