I am trying to get Team Arena to run as a dedicated server on OSX using the ioquake3 engine. I've managed to get Q3 to run okay but not the addon. Everything is installed for Team Arena in the missionpack folder. I tried running the game_restart missionpack command but the console says the command can not be found. I also tried adding this to the autoexec.cfg but didn't have any success.

I am running version Q3 1.36.

The OS X is pretty only as it's a spare Xserve running 10.5.8

Can anyone offer some help?

2 Answers 2


Okay, have the solution. I have a shell script with the following:

exec /Applications/ioquake3/ioquake3-1.36.app/Contents/MacOS/ioq3ded.ub +set fs_game missionpack

Instead of attempting to use game_restart, try launching the game with the +set fs_game command line parameter (for example ./q3ded +set dedicated 2 +set fs_game missionpack) specifying the sub folder of the game content you want to use (in this instance missionpack).

  • I just have 'ioquake2-1.36.app' on OSX so can't find q3ded in the filesystem and not sure if I can pass parameters to a .app
    – Ric
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 12:17
  • so do ./ioquakewhatever +set fs_game teamarena
    – kalina
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 12:20
  • sorry I misread the foldername you had it installed it, obviously swap out teamarena with missionpack
    – kalina
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 19:06

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