Quake 3 on Mint Linux using ioquake - noob questions

Yes, this is a very noob post, but I’m not having any luck searching online for help…

I’m running Mint Linux v19. I’ve installed ioquake v1.36+u20180108-dfsg-2 that was available in the Software Manager.

…now how do I proceed to copy my Quake 3 files from my CD to my Linux installation? How do I add a Quake 3 icon to the Menu?

Any help is appreciated!

Copy pak0.pk3 from the CD (pak0 locations) to (I think) /usr/lib/quake3/base/baseq3/ or /home/$USERNAME/.q3a/baseq3/. Get patch pak1-8 from here.

Actually I guess you’re suppose to use game-data-packager which will add pk3s where ever they are suppose to be and add a menu entry.

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I have installed Ioquake3 and Quake 3 launcher from the software manager and I have put the pak0.pk3 in baseq3, but I get this from the launcher:
“Required data files are missing.
Please use game-data-packager to build and install the data packages for Quake 3 Arena.
Typical use of game-data-packager:
game-data-packager -i quake3 [PATH [PATH…]]
Install game data for Quake 3 Arena, searching PATH for data files
game-data-packager -d ~/Downloads quake3 [PATH [PATH…]]
Generate game data packages in ~/Downloads to install later…”
What am I missing?

Are you using the CD version of Quake 3 Arena?
If so, https://ioquake3.org/files/1.36/data/ioquake3-q3a-1.32-9.run
If you use the GOG version, https://www.gog.com/forum/quake_series/setting_up_ioquake3_on_linux
If it’s the Steam version, do the same as the GOG guide, but download the Quake 3 Arena game and THEN go inside the files of the game once it’s done.

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