I am new to modding, have some basic proficiency in C, and am trying to mod baseq3 on a Linux x86_64 machine.
In my ioq3 directory, I try a simple test mod by changing the second argument in the call to VectorScale (in the fire_rocket function) from 900 to 200 to reduce the its speed. i.e.,
VectorScale( dir, 900, bolt->s.pos.trDelta ); -> VectorScale( dir, 200, bolt->s.pos.trDelta );
I go back to the main ioq3 directory and run make. I assume it compiles correctly because I see “GAME_CC code/game/g_missile.c” in the output and there are no errors. But much to my chagrin, when I run the game, the rocket does not move any slower. I’ve tried launching the game by doing
going to ioq3/build/release_linux_x86-64 and directly executing ./ioquake3.x86_64,
creating a copy of /game called /MyMod in the main ioq3 directory, making the changes there and running
ioquake3 +set fs_game MyMod, and
./ioquake3.x86_64 +set fs_game MyMod
I assume I’m missing a step in compilation? I really appreciate the help!
PS: Forgive me if the solution is very trivial or obvious, I can’t seem to find a ioq3 modding guide for Linux anywhere