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July 14, 2005 3:15:34 AM

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Hi all,
Just started getting a Q3 problem I never had before. After a couple of
minutes of online play, the game quits and the following message comes up.

Couldn't open c:\Quake III Arena\baseq3\pak0.pk3

Anybody know what's wrong and waht should be done?
TIA

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July 14, 2005 6:14:04 AM

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Steve wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just started getting a Q3 problem I never had before. After a couple of
> minutes of online play, the game quits and the following message comes up.
>
> Couldn't open c:\Quake III Arena\baseq3\pak0.pk3
>
> Anybody know what's wrong and waht should be done?
> TIA

Is that file where it should be?
Try re-installing and applying the 1.32 point release again?
Have you messed around in the baseq3 folder recently?
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 6:14:05 AM

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- you might not have the map in your map folder to play the map the game is
playing in ( this happens most of the time because of the amount of
different maps q3 has )
- you might have not placed you map file in the correct q3 map folder
"sittingduck" <spam.no.sitting-duck@spamgourmet.com> a écrit dans le message
de news: Xns9692C3AF9CB97duckrulestheuniverse@news.easynews.com...
> Steve wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> Just started getting a Q3 problem I never had before. After a couple of
>> minutes of online play, the game quits and the following message comes
>> up.
>>
>> Couldn't open c:\Quake III Arena\baseq3\pak0.pk3
>>
>> Anybody know what's wrong and waht should be done?
>> TIA
>
> Is that file where it should be?
> Try re-installing and applying the 1.32 point release again?
> Have you messed around in the baseq3 folder recently?
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July 14, 2005 1:03:13 PM

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supersonic wrote:

> - you might not have the map in your map folder to play the map the game
> is playing in ( this happens most of the time because of the amount of
> different maps q3 has )
>

pak0.pk3 is the main file for quake. It has all the stock maps, bots, etc.
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 7:42:12 PM

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"sittingduck" <spam.no.sitting-duck@spamgourmet.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9692C3AF9CB97duckrulestheuniverse@news.easynews.com...
> Steve wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> > Just started getting a Q3 problem I never had before. After a couple of
> > minutes of online play, the game quits and the following message comes
up.
> >
> > Couldn't open c:\Quake III Arena\baseq3\pak0.pk3
> >
> > Anybody know what's wrong and waht should be done?
> > TIA
>
> Is that file where it should be?
> Try re-installing and applying the 1.32 point release again?
> Have you messed around in the baseq3 folder recently?

I agree - reinstall (it takes 3 minutes!) - replace the 1.32 ppoint release
and make sure you have enabled 'Automatic Downloading' in the game options -
it was always a sticking point with me.. 8-)

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