Having a problem running quake3 on my system running 5.2.1 FreeBSD

Volker Eckert volkere at cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu Oct 7 05:17:31 PDT 2004

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Artem Kazakov wrote:

> Devesh Shah wrote:
>> The installation seems to be OK but game would not start because of the 
>> the following error.
>> Sys_Error: Couldn't load default.cfg.
>> Do I need to have pak0.pk3 zip file from CD as I don't find any 
>> documentation
>> regarding default.cfg for quake 3 game?
>> I have installed the LINUX compatible drivers and libraries and have 
>> loaded
>> nvidia.ko on my system.
>> Any help is appreciated.
> yep, as far as I remember you need pak0.pk3... default.cfg file should be in 
> there.
> As you can see, the guy from
> http://lists.asu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0305&L=asulug&F=&S=&P=12606
> haven't got pak0.pk3 file too and got the same problem as you.

iirc for _playing_ you do need the pak0.pk3,

but if you want to get rid of the complaint about the missing
default.cfg you just create an empty one (~/.q3a/default.cfg i 
think) since the original default.cfg contains just a comment, but 
you'll need the original pak files anyway.


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