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I've installed Quake 3 with the Q3 Pro Installer, and I'm not sure where the thing put my q3config.cfg file, if at all.

Now, I know that the file is usually in [my directory of choice]\baseq3, but the Pro Installer puts the file somewhere in my AppData folder, and I can't bloody remember where it specifically is!

I faintly remember that it is supposed to be somewhere inside/close to AppData/Local/Temp/, but I've searched there with no results.

Where exactly can I find my q3config.cfg? If the installer doesn't place one to begin with, where should I place it?

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I have installed quake 3 using the pro installer and searched my entire hard drive for the file, but it's simply not there. I tried running the game once, then searched for it again (some games create files at first startup) but still no q3config.cfg. I'm afraid your file does not come with the pro installer. – Kevin Mar 16 '13 at 4:07
@Kevin I said It was somewhere inside AppData. Check the answer I posted myself. – user1337 Mar 16 '13 at 18:41
I said I searched for it, that means for me searched for it in my entire hard drive. The file simply does not exist on my computer. – Kevin Mar 16 '13 at 18:59
I have also checked that location now to be sure, but the directory 'C:\Users[My name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\' does not contain the folder 'quake3' only a sony folder which contains CMA (vita stuff). – Kevin Mar 16 '13 at 19:20

That file was not included in that installer of Quake III, Sorry mate.

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I think it was. Check the question again ;) – user1337 Mar 16 '13 at 18:40
Oh well, I tried to help! with some good feedback! – Bailey Rowland Mar 16 '13 at 19:10
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My installation directory for Quake 3:

-C:\Program Files (x86)\Quake3

The pro installer put the q3config.cfg file in:

-C:\Users\[My name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Quake3

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Have you tried using the search function of windows? In windows 7 in the upper right of your windows explorer, ctrl+f for older windows'. Going to the AppData folder first will search from there I believe.

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Yes, yes I did. Allow me to quote myself: (...but I've searched there with no results, and browsing manually might take a good bloody while) – user1337 Mar 10 '13 at 17:36

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