Smokin' Guns is intended to be a recreation of the "Old West's" great atmosphere. It is being developed on IoQ3's implementation of Id Softwares IdTECH3 engine. This Total Conversion of Q3 includes weapons created with historically correct information about damage, rate of fire, reload time, etc. It also includes gametypes and maps inspired mostly from western styled movies. And to increase the feeling of a "Gunslingers Atmosphere" music tracks and sounds have been adapted to the simulated times. The Smokin' Guns game started its life under the name of Western Quake³. It was originally developed by a team known as Iron Claw Interactive. They released WQ³ beta 2.0 in 2003, after which development all but ceased. In May 2005, development of Western Quake³ was taken over of by a bunch of cowboys calling themselves The Smokin' Guns with the blessings of the former team. Improvements to the game continue to this day! Please post all support issues in the forums for the game.

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The Smokin' Guns stand alone game is now released!

Posted by Pardner on Jan 5th, 2009

It's a bit rougher around the edges than we had hoped and a few bugs couldn't be squished in time. And sadly, there is no Mac support at this time. However, making the game open source & releasing this version allows for new beginnings. If you happen to have Mac Crossover, I'm told that works fine.

SG Featured on PQ Screenshot of the user interface In Game Shots

We'll be posting mirrors HERE as they become available. I'll also be listing the known game servers in the Telegraph section of the forum. For you coders out there, the source can be found HERE.
We're hoping to use the IoQ3 engine in the near future, so please keep that in mind before posting in the forum. Linux users should see this topic. A lot of folks are chatting in our irc channel if you'd like to join us!

#smokinguns on

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pvt.Johnson Jan 5 2009 says:

I'll try using crossover, a mac version would be nice to see eventually though.

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Pardner Jan 7 2009 replied:

We tried hard to get a mac version out, but there were to many problems and not enough time. We delayed the project enough as it was o_0 A mac patch is definitely in the works.

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pvt.Johnson Jan 10 2009 replied:

looking forward to!

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Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 5 2009 says:

Sweet never seen this on moddb before got to check it out :D.

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crunkjuice Jan 5 2009 says:

nice, downloading as soon as this is posted

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xMurphyx Jan 5 2009 says:

Very good game.

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RogerRamjet Jan 6 2009 says:

Looks nice...

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reaven Jan 6 2009 says:

i've been playing this the last night and it's very fun ^^

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Airwave08 Jan 6 2009 says:

looks cool

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Tron619 Jan 7 2009 says:

Show me a trailer than i might like it

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Pardner Author
Pardner Jan 7 2009 replied:

We got some trailers up. I will ask our film guy to upload some of his stuff. Youtube both Smokin' Guns and WesternQuake3 and see what you get. Here is my quick frag video:

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dethtoll Jan 7 2009 says:

That's the Quake 3 engine?

Will wonders never cease.

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XenonFORT Jan 9 2009 says:

Great game, funny and adictive xD.

I only had trouble trying to play with a friend using hamachi, the game sees to have normal ping in the gamelist, but ingame the ping grow up fast to an insane level... If someone have the same trouble with it and know any way to solve it, it whould be very appreciated. I thinked using internet server, but the game don't have that option in the main menu, and I'm not used to the Q3 Console, so I don't know if there is a way to do it manually with the console. I searched in the forums and I didn't finded a problem like this, so I thinked it was a good idea post it, but maybe this isn't the good place for it.

I will post this thing there too, sooner or later, but if someone can answer me, I whould be very pleased.

Thanks, XenonFORT.

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IceCent Jan 9 2009 says:

And that seems to look like some ambitious project right here, seems pretty fun. I need to try it for sure. Nice work guys!

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$oldOut Jan 10 2009 says:

I've got the original Version of this as a Q3 modifaction for some months now, and it was always fun to play.

The old Version is called "Westernq3", and is an ICI (Iron claw interactive) production. You have already written that down on your group page and so on, so this info was for everyone who didn't already read it.

I watched your screens and what do I see? Some new maps with the same old weapons as a standalone project.

Making a standalone off something you haven't made yourself is a ripoff for me, really. As a matter of fact, I still haven't played your version, but I don't believe you have changed so many things.

I'm sorry if my accusations are wrong, for that I don't know what you actually made. I visited your site, watched the videos and pictures and I have to say that the weapons seemed to be still the same, but you seemed to at least have added some maps. Oh, the new maps seem to be very good, and I'm impressed by what you did. I much liked the steamboat's effects for example. That gets us to the next point. You actually used effects like steam. That was only on a few occasions in the original. You most probably even added new music, for that I think the music in your videos is in your game, too. But all of this is just details. The botscripts were good in the original, even if the bots were sometimes stuck. I can't really say much about reload times and so on, except that they most probably didn't change too much. You could say at least 70% of the work was done by ICI, and that, my friends, is not something I would have wished for.

I believe you have worked hard for it, but I honestly dislike what you did here, and I will most probably not try it until I get proof of what you did yourself. Please don't get me wrong, I DON'T want to ruin your fun, for that WQ3 was already fun to play.

This surely IS fun to play, that's out of question, but you should have told people on this site that this is mainly an ICI production.

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XenonFORT Jan 10 2009 replied:

As far I know, they say in their mod profile that this is the standalone of that mod, so I think that answer your questions about who and what did the game.

Sorry, if I didn't understand well what you wanted to say there, but it I think it does.

See you in the game ^^.

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Pardner Jan 10 2009 replied:

ICI left the mod in the hands of ReD_NeCKersoN and torhu with full persmission to continue development. Read the manual and the cedits that follow:

The Smokin' Guns game started its life under the name of Western Quake³. It was originally developed by a team known as Iron Claw Interactive. They released WQ3 beta 2.0 in 2003, after which development all but ceased. In May 2005, development of Western Quake³ was taken over of by a bunch of cowboys calling themselves The Smokin' Guns with the blessings of the former team. With the release of the stand alone version in 2008, the game was renamed to Smokin' Guns, and the team to Smokin' Guns Productions. Throughout this manual, anytime you see the word "we" it should be noted that "we" refers to one or the other (or both) teams.

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ReD_NeCKersoN Jan 14 2009 replied:

You're protesting something you know nothing about. In addition to what's included in the manual, the name Iron Claw Interactive is all over the Smokin' Guns intro & lengthy credits video.
After lying dormant for 2 years, ICI turned WQ3 over to us because they didn't want to see their mod DIE. The name of the game had to be changed because leaving the word QUAKE in the title posed copyright concerns with Id Software. If you'd bothered to download SG & try it you would have seen that Smokin' Guns 1.0 is a DRASTIC improvement over WQ3 beta 2.0 (which was released in 2003) & honors ICI in every way. If you're playing WQ3 Beta 2.2, as I suspect from your comments, who do you think released that? We've been at the helm since 2005 & this is our third release!

Trust me, the founder of ICI keeps an eye on the project & is very pleased. Just try the game friend! You can do so with a clear conscience. :)
But to avoid more misunderstandings, perhaps we should include some of this history in our summary & at our website.

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Larsi Jan 14 2009 says:

Thanks! I enjoy this mod a lot :)

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niklaskaush Jan 17 2009 says:

hi, ì have a question to the game: i am running this game on vista 64bit with service pack 1 but when i start a game there stands "couldn't config q3..." what can i do??

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Pardner Jan 17 2009 replied:

There seems to be a problem with 64bit OS:
You may want to meet up with Tequila

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Inzaniak Jan 18 2009 says:

How can i insert more bot??? More than ten???

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Pardner Jan 18 2009 says:

When you are in game you can press Esc and use the "bots" menu to add more bots

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Inzaniak Jan 18 2009 says:

yes but the max is ten???

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Pardner Jan 19 2009 replied:

you may have to set
to something larger,
also try using
when you are in game you should be able to add more bots using the UI menu though:

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