Quake 3 Arena (PC)
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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.
|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|
|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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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
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.
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.
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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.
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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