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ShinyQuakeThree

A ReShader config for Quake 3 Arena to polish its looks. Uses ReShade and IoQuake3.

Adds:

  • Bumpmapped reflective surfaces
  • Aliasing
  • Atmospheric/Volumetric lighting(-ish)
  • Enhanced contrast and more vibrant colors
  • Dithering

About the Game Q3A: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_III_Arena

Previews (before/after)

Downloads

IoQuake3: https://ioquake3.org/get-it/

ReShade 3.4.1: https://reshade.me/downloads/ReShade_Setup_3.4.1.exe

Default-Shaders from 2016/10/16: https://github.com/crosire/reshade-shaders/archive/8e43e33234b810ffecf55c840177111d912eb718.zip

You need ReShade 3.4.1 & the default shaders form that date! Newer versions are not compatible with these settings.

... and the new ReShade settings for Q3A of coz: https://github.com/BreakingPoint/ShinyQuakeThree/archive/master.zip

Installation

  1. Download and install IoQuake3 and ReShade 3.4.1. Follow their setup instructions (ReShade: Use OpenGL + do not download default shaders but use the ones listed above!)

  2. Put the q3a_default.ini file in the same folder as quake3.exe/ioquake3.exe.

  3. Extract the content of the default-shaders ZIP with full pathnames into the folder of your 'quake3.exe'. After that rename the reshade-shaders-8e43e33234b810ffecf55c840177111d912eb718 folder into reshade-shaders.

  4. Run ioquake3.exe.

  5. Open ReShade menu using Shift-F2 and select q3a_default.ini settings.

  6. Close Q3A and open the ReShade.ini file in the same folder of ioquake3.exe and replace the following settings with these values in the [GENERAL] section of the INI file:

    PreprocessorDefinitions=RESHADE_DEPTH_LINEARIZATION_FAR_PLANE=1000.0,RESHADE_DEPTH_INPUT_IS_UPSIDE_DOWN=0,RESHADE_DEPTH_INPUT_IS_REVERSED=0,RESHADE_DEPTH_INPUT_IS_LOGARITHMIC=0
    EffectSearchPaths=.\reshade-shaders\Shaders
    TextureSearchPaths=.\reshade-shaders\Textures
    

    If you don't, no effects and textures will be loaded and the reflections on surfaces will be upside down.

  7. Run ioquake3.exe again.

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