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I have read tutorials, watched videos, still can not strafe jump (movement by bunny hopping with gained speed) in Quake 3.

Do I need specially made maps for it to work?

Is there some settings I need to change server- or client-sided? Perhaps a good tutorial showing hand movement and keyboard, mouse rhythm and coordination?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Quake Live features a strafe jumping tutorial map with screenshots and videos of each "puzzle."

A video of the map being cleared can be seen here.

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Nice! Never thought of Quake Live. Gonna try it at home. – DrFish Nov 8 '10 at 17:38
This has been awesomely helpful. The training grounds are tough to master, though. Thank you. – DrFish Nov 9 '10 at 10:06

Note Quake Live has slightly different movement physics than Quake 3.

The best way to learn how to strafe-jump in Quake 3 is to install DeFRaG mod and practice on opc1 map. The beginning may be a bit frustrating and difficult, but after you will pass that map, you will know how to make strafe jumps properly.

Following tips may help:

  • Watch Genesis – The Beginning Of to see how to use DeFRaG configuration for feedback on your jumps (pressed keys, last jump speed, etc.)

  • You may enable Camping Gaz HUD in DeFRaG. It's a bit complex HUD, but it may helps you to get immediate feedback on your movement and strafe jumping.
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@downvoter: Can you add your rationale for downvote, please? – Dariusz Woźniak Nov 26 '13 at 0:53
Don't forget to enable the Camping Gaz HUD. It helps A LOT. Plus I recommend using the long downhill map with the gap at the end to learn. – Almo Feb 14 '14 at 20:19

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