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    Complete Beginner - Need help downloading Custom Maps

    As the title says, I'm brand new to Quake Live. I'm very into map design and came across some pictures of a certain Quake map called Sparth by Nunuk. It really interested me, and I wanted to check it out in game so I decided to get Quake Live, but I don't have the slightest clue on how to get this map and play some games on it. Don't even know where to start... Could anyone help?

    Thanks so much guys.

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    Senior Member FlashSoul will become famous soon enough FlashSoul will become famous soon enough FlashSoul's Avatar
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    First of all, you should know that you won't be able to play it online. However, here are the steps to start it locally :
    1. Download it.
    2. Transfer it to .../quakelive/baseq3 (see this to find out where that /quakelive/ is : http://www.quakelive.com/forum/showt...ull=1#post5675).
    3. Set it to read-only (otherwise QL will delete it).
    4. Copy its name.
    5. Log in QuakeLive and join a server.
    6. Open the console (Ctrl-Alt-ThatKeyOverTab).
    7. Enter the line "/map NameOfTheCustomMap".

    Alternatively for 7, you can use /devmap to enable cheats. You can also instead of 6 and 7 spawn a practice match and "/callvote map NameOfTheCustomMap", I believe (or just use the user interface).

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