Quake Live is the edition of Quake 3 Arena online. There are many new levels, weapons and players across the world to frag.
Quake Live is now only available via Steam and is no longer free-to-play
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Quake Live in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Download Quake Live Launcher
Quake Live Launcher no longer works through the website, it is now hosted by Steam
Go To: http://www.quakelive.com/#!launcher
Save to a folder on your desktop
Click Register Now
Register your account so you can play online
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: quakelive
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1920x1080 (enter the maximum size your monitor allows)
Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check the following packages:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck "Start Menu Shortcut"
Uncheck "Desktop Shortcut"
Uncheck "Run Quake Live"
Name your shortcut: Quake Live
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Quake Live"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Quake Live
Select Quake Live
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Enter your account information and credentials
Quake Live will download the entire game
Quake Live always crashed the first time I launched
Ignore any errors
Go back to PlayOnLinux and launch again
Now it should launch perfectly
Once I ran Quake Live in "Safe Mode" everything worked perfectly. I was able to do a practice match or join a live match and play without any bugs or frame stutters. The game automatically adjusted the resolutio to match my virtual desktop. So the game always appeared full-screen.