A new Quake 3 image for the Raspberry Pi 2

It has been quite a while since I had time to write. It has been quite busy, but I have been able to spend quite some time professionally on the Raspberry PI.

One of the few things that visitors asked me for, was an updated version of the Quake 3 which is playable on the Raspberry Pi 2.

What I did was the following: I simply updated the old image, put it on a micro SD and inserted it with an SD Card adapter in an RPI1 and executed the following commands via SSH:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install rpi-update

some 30 packages were not installed automatically, I did those manually using:

sudo apt-get install -f -y

I also removed the wireless interface, as it used the obsolete WPA-Supplicant, by removing the corresponding lines:

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

sudo poweroff

Then I put the micro SD in a Raspberry Pi 2 and executed the following commands:

sudo rpi-update

reboot

The result:

Quake 3 will now run on the RPI 2  🙂 , BUT…. as it was not specifically compiled for the BCM 2836 it contains a bug. If you exit Quake the RPI will hang. For the moment I don’t have a solution for this as I can’t compile for the new BCM 2836.

Here is the image. (download link)

Happy fragging!

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