True Combat is an action packed realism mod where big jumps, fancy strafing and fantasy weapons are no where to be seen. Expect hard fought team-based objective battles where staying alive is only the first challenge you will face. 

  • Tactical mode wherein you aim using the iron sights of the actual gun; read: no crosshairs.
  • Two teams, different mission objectives, emphasising realistic team tactics.
  • Scriptable mission objectives in maps.
  • The ability for different weapons to penetrate different objects with varying degrees of success.
  • Realistic sounds for both enviroment and player.
  • The addition of C4 and smoke grenades to your arsenal.
  • New attachment system for weapon upgrades (scopes, silencers, laser sights, etc.).
  • Brand spankin' new models for the weapons and player.
  • A host of new animations for weapon reloads, player movement, etc.
  • Realistic lens flares, glare, and flash blend effects.
  • Multilayer bullet penetration system.
  • Freeclimb
  • Voice commands for quick communication with teammates.
  • The choice between 4 different huds, including the old-school flavor from previous builds.
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I'm happy to announce that ClanBase has set up a ladder for the Q3A mod True Combat!

Version 1.0 of True Combat was released just shy of 2 weeks ago, and already 4 days after it was released it had been downloaded 10'000 times. Accoarding to GameSpy it's the 7th most popular Q3 mod at the moment.

If you want to sign your clan up for the ladder on ClanBase, you can do that here, but I recommend that you read trough the ladder rules before you start playing. If enough clans sign up for the ladder, we may also consider setting up a cup for this mod soon.


True Combat MOTM

12 years ago News 0 comments Report

The guys from this mod have been working on the mod for quite some time now, and have worked so hard to get to their beta 1.0 finished (was released last...

TrueCombat 1.0 - 10'000 Downloads!

12 years ago News 1 comment Report

10'000+ Downloads Roughly four days and four nights have passed since TC 1.0 was released, the launch was a huge success and we've had over 10'000 registered...

TrueCombat 1.0 just around the corner!

12 years ago News 3 comments Report

Shots provided by my master: RACE the preacher SuperReal Q3 Mod TC 1.0 is scheduled to be released on friday the 13th. Keep an extra close eye on this...

True Combat 1.0 Release date announced

12 years ago News 5 comments Report

Team Terminator has officially set a release date for True Combat ( ) 1.0 It promises Iron sights, mission scripting, amazing maps and a whole lot more...

True Combat 1.2 Full

True Combat 1.2 Full

7 years ago Full Version 4 comments

True Combat 1.2 Full requires 1.32 point release unzip and move truecombat folder into Quake III Arena folder, double click True Combat shortcut to launch...

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gabrieloup Dec 22 2013 says:

This mod is good, reminds me of Takedown Red Sabre, but before it got released. LOL. Great mod.

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killacr3w Oct 2 2013 says:

damn it download stopped at 235.67mb out of 237.16mb and been there for agez what do i do i need to turn my pc off and i know i will lose my download even if i put it to sleep it loses everything

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zxpimp Sep 10 2012 says:

can anyone tell me which textures i need from quake 3 to make this standalone ?

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TheLeadHead Jul 9 2013 replied:

If you can open up maps, I'm fairly sure you'd be able to check texture paths.

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thewonderboy Aug 22 2010 says:

Attention!! Look my profile for new stuff for true combat :D im making new stuff for it

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Stonedninjaiinc Jul 25 2010 says:

Hey if anyone Wants to play this me and My family host a limited Ded Server. If ur ever interested in a Match Let me know.

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thewonderboy May 10 2010 says:

-.- elite haves now bot support it had all along you dummasess they only wont move BUT now they move check true combat elite general disgusion forum

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Avenger2150 Mar 12 2010 says:

Any body knows how to install this mod ?

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psilas Mar 15 2010 replied:

Install Quake 3 OR Open Arena.

Extract 'Main' True combat folder to main Open Arena/Q3 folder.

Any extra folders just add to the True Combat Folder.

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One of the best mods for openarena I've ever played.

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