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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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.

  • Nice! Never thought of Quake Live. Gonna try it at home.
    – DrFish
    Nov 8, 2010 at 17:38
  • This has been awesomely helpful. The training grounds are tough to master, though. Thank you.
    – DrFish
    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:06
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    This video is unavailable :/ Jan 14, 2017 at 4:18

Note Quake Live has slightly different movement physics than the original Quake III Arena.

The best way to learn how to strafe-jump in Q3A is to install DeFRaG mod (download link) and practice on opc1 map (download link). The very 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:

YouTube videos

You may also watch following YouTube tutorials:

Steve's StrafeJump Tutorial for Quake 3 (on the opc1 map)

No-Bullshit Strafejump Tutorial. [Diabotical, Quake 3, Quake Live, Quake Champions]

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

You may also 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.

  • @downvoter: Can you add your rationale for downvote, please? Nov 26, 2013 at 0:53
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    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, 2014 at 20:19

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