Originally posted by Anthaus
So, maybe I could set an alias at the .bashrc file (set1, for example) and call the game from a launcher with the command:
Is that right? How could I program that alias?
Yeah, it'd look like alias set1='export __GL_FSAA_MODE=2 ; export __GL_DEFAULT_LOG_ANISO=3 ; export __GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK=1'
Then set1 ; quake3 would set the variables to these values and run Q3. Of course, they'd be set to these values until you changed them (perhaps with a set2 or something), but you'd have to figure out ways to do that.
Aliases are good for saving typing, or for nonstandard options to commands that you want to be the standard (like the "--color=auto -F" for ls). But they work well for this too.