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Quake III Arena for Mac OS 9

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Q3A.toast_.sit (457.78 MB)
MD5: 5617767c9488607f14fc015f7538adcd
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Quake_3_Arena_Gen.sit (333.73 KB)
MD5: 6d43d759f22bfc6f1f29568918bea493
For Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

Quake 3 Arena for Mac OS 9! Tested working great on a Beige G3 mini-tower with 9.2.2 & RADEON 7000 graphics. Unstuff the file with StuffIt Expander 5.5 and mount the .toast with Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility.

A note about the downloads available from above:
The 2nd file is a Quake III CD KeyGen application Buy link:
Quake 3: Arena (Mac-only version)

[See Also]: Quake III Arena Carbon version for OS X.

Architecture: PPC

PowerPC G3, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 64 MB RAM,
4x CD-ROM drive, 3D Accelerator graphics card.


CyberMonkey's picture
by CyberMonkey - 2020, September 3 - 2:52am

I'll take it the highest official game patch level for Mac OS 9 is v1.30? "MacQuake3-1.30.bin"

Also, does anyone know if the official source code release by id contained carbon code for the OS 9 port?

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by scott Praed - 2017, April 26 - 4:06am

I telling everybody have quake 3 web page. That is going to windows x86 (32 bit), windows x86 (64 bit) and linux (x86 64 bit) and MAC OS X (intel 64 bit) are new test builds. They email me and told me they are no longer support 32 bit universal for Power PC at They going remove the universal and replace it with intel 64 bit on their web page. They are still update the page.

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by wilhelm16 - 2015, July 13 - 6:29pm

Working on iMac G3 - 500mhz - Mac OS 9.1 after installing from mounted toast.

Anyone have any help with patches? Did they just start patching for MacOsX compatability? I can't seem to find any patches that work with Mac OS 9.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, January 22 - 6:18pm

New pict file names, perfect.
Thanks, BeigeG3Minitower. Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, January 20 - 8:50am

I think the file names (sit's, zip's, and pict's) best match the sub URL (the one right from "/games/"name above) .

This is why I set an URL name as short as possible, when creating new pages now, after Maedi warned me about using long URLs.

Entries got the URL from the name field, when you create one. Once created, I edit the title field.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 20 - 12:23am

@BeigeG3Minitower: Thank you for uploading this.

Your naming scheme for the screenshots however, is still too generic. Currently, picture 2 is pulling in the screenshot from the Quake II page, instead of what you would've uploaded...

Example: "Q3A-OS9-01.jpg", "Q3A-OS9-02.jpg", "Q3A-OS9-03.jpg" would fair better.

BeigeG3Minitower's picture
by BeigeG3Minitower - 2015, January 19 - 11:29pm

I couldn't get the previously uploaded Quake 3 Arena to work on my classic systems, but this one works without a problem. I found it in a pile of old cds.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 19 - 3:51am

The uploaded screenshots 2 & 3 are getting 404 (can't be found) errors.

Hint to uploader, BeigeG3Minitower - Please re-upload your screenshots. But do change their names to something relevant to the page you're uploading to, as they'll then have a better chance of sticking.

For example: Quake3A-classic-01.jpg, Quake3A-classic-02.jpg, Quake3A-classic-03.jpg, etc.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, January 18 - 11:11pm

@mrdav: I cannot use Mega, period. So I'm happy to see anything archived at Mega only, uploaded internally.

However, the uploader and creator of this page probably should have checked for existing pages 1st and added it to the existing Quake III Arena page. Perhaps.

The Mega file is possibly the same, but as this one is archived here; This one here is fine by me (haven't DL'd to test either tho'). Adding "See Also" internal links to each page may help. Done.

[Edit]: It would be a lot easier too, to simply move the Mega link into this page, than to merge this upload to the existing QIII Arena page. Done.

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by mrdav - 2015, January 18 - 10:19pm

Is this any different from the Classic Mac version (D/L from Mega) on the following page?: