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PonchoDaPig Oct 27, 2015 @ 10:36pm
How to play Quake 3 maps in QL??
So I put the Q3 map in the base3 folder and when I tried to run it I got this error "quake live error invalid bsp number (46 should be 47 or greater)"

So does anybody know how to run Q3 maps in QL?
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Pomakik Oct 27, 2015 @ 10:56pm 
im having the same problem with maps that used to work in QL that ive had saved on my hdd and used with QL offline that doesnt seem to want to work with those maps anymore either.
SpåKK Oct 28, 2015 @ 2:57pm 
Can't help with this yet - bsp version number is in byte 04 of .bsp file - version 46 (Q3) 2E, version 47 (QL) 2F. Previously you could run version 46 in QL. I tried changing the byte to 2F, but then you get a fail because the bsp should contain an advertisement 'lump'. Latest GTKRadiant can compile a map into QL-type bsp, but not yet sure whether old Q3 bsp can be kludged to work in QL. Even then, would need to create .aas file for bot play. Since people will be making maps for QL, someone may know soon. For now - :(


******EDIT - forget this, it can be done.
Last edited by SpåKK; Nov 26, 2015 @ 2:04pm
dkre Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:03pm 
Workshop?
The Thorne Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:04pm 
Not an expert in this but check out Steam workshop there are map packs there which probably include maps you need and it will add them in for you, think you need to restart aftet
Last edited by The Thorne; Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:04pm
PonchoDaPig Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:22pm 
Originally posted by SpåKK:
Can't help with this yet - bsp version number is in byte 04 of .bsp file - version 46 (Q3) 2E, version 47 (QL) 2F. Previously you could run version 46 in QL. I tried changing the byte to 2F, but then you get a fail because the bsp should contain an advertisement 'lump'. Latest GTKRadiant can compile a map into QL-type bsp, but not yet sure whether old Q3 bsp can be kludged to work in QL. Even then, would need to create .aas file for bot play. Since people will be making maps for QL, someone may know soon. For now - :(
I really hope there is Q3 to QL map converter soon b/c this is what I was excited about for the new update :steamsad:
AN BIFFED ELF!!!! Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:56pm 
and I hope there isn't.
TheFounder Oct 28, 2015 @ 4:25pm 
To fix use q3map2 via command line. Do "q3map2 -game quake3 -convert -format quakelive <mapname>.bsp" you'll get a <mapname>_c.bsp then that will work in quakelive. However, game modes like ctf do not work and I can't get an aas file working for bots with bspc. However ffa, ca, tdm...etx should work.

Let me know if ctf or bsp2aas works with quake 3 maps. I have been converting maps from elite force. Going to sleep now, will check again tomorrow.
Last edited by TheFounder; Oct 28, 2015 @ 4:29pm
Ragnos Oct 28, 2015 @ 4:40pm 
Keep in mind the server is no longer able to let you download custom maps. If you want to let people download custom maps during connect, they must be in the workshop and the server must know their workshop id.
PonchoDaPig Oct 28, 2015 @ 6:06pm 
Originally posted by Ragnos:
Keep in mind the server is no longer able to let you download custom maps. If you want to let people download custom maps during connect, they must be in the workshop and the server must know their workshop id.
Oh now I get why people say that you can only use workshop maps. When I get around to it I might upload some old Yankee server maps and this game will feel like Quake 3 again [:)
TheFounder Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:41pm 
PonchoDaPig, if you do a good job at converting the maps, and you have all the required permissions from the original map makers and such, I see no reason why you can't upload the map to steam works. However, first we need to figure out if it's possible to get AAS files working and figure out if modes like CTF will work.
^1wolf_^7klgr Oct 29, 2015 @ 4:50pm 
Hope that soon you will figure out how to make q3 maps compatible with the latest update of ql and everyone could discover endless fun while playing excellent old classics including:
Looking forward to having all of them available in steam workshop :steamhappy:
Keep my fingers crossed that it will happen before it's to late :steamsad:
^1wolf_^7klgr Nov 2, 2015 @ 12:11am 
command to covert maps and make them compatible with current release of quakelive:
http://esreality.com/post/2781480/ql-missing-maps/#pid2781536
PonchoDaPig Nov 2, 2015 @ 12:40pm 
Originally posted by ^1wolf_^7klgr:
command to covert maps and make them compatible with current release of quakelive:
http://esreality.com/post/2781480/ql-missing-maps/#pid2781536
oh thanks! I might check this out tonight since I don't have any classes tomorrow
I like this thread! Also ♥♥♥♥ yes to RA3 and CPM/CPMA maps!
Last edited by gluemchen|A place far far away; Nov 3, 2015 @ 7:09am
MeCo^2 Z^7ap^1a Nov 24, 2015 @ 9:27pm 
I have made this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TInaORyq1E

My favourite game mode is "ictf", but when I try to play threewave maps for "ctf" the flags are bugged. How can I fix this problem?
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