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Old 02-27-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
Mr. Hill
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Can I get UT04 up and running using Linux?


Does it depend on what distro I use? I've heard that you can play Unreal Tournament 2004 on Linux but I'm not quite for sure how to do it. Do I have to buy another copy of it for Linux or can I just use my Win version with the Linux patch? Once/if I do get it intalled do I have to run it in a command line? Are there any other games for Linux? (Like Counter-Strike perhaps). Just a bit confused on gaming for Linux.


I do realize that Linux is not meant for gaming so please don't send me angry replies telling me this. I do use my Win for gaming but soon I wish to take Win off and go full on Linux. A game or two should kill my boredom.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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I believe UT2004 comes with Linux installer on the installation discs but I may be wrong about that.

All is not barren wastelands when it comes to gaming in Linux. The excellent Enemy Territory (follow-up to Return To Castle Wolfenstein) is not only available for Linux, it doesn't cost anything more than the time to download it either. Counterstrike is only available natively in server form for Linux but I think it might be playable using Wine or any of the Wine decendants (Cedega, et al). Doom 3 is available for Linux as well.


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Old 02-27-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks, I'll have to check this out then. Windows is incredibly simple to install and setup up a game, so is a Linux game hellish to install and/or run?



...Uhh.. what's Wine? I know I'm a newbie for asking that question but I'm not for sure on what it does exactly (although I know that it is a program that comes with Linux)

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Old 02-27-2005, 11:43 PM   #4
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UT2004 should be just as easy to install on Linux as on Windows. I haven't done it, but I do have UT2003 installed and running beautifully. The installer can be run either in X or in console. The only downside I saw was that it seemed to take quite a bit longer to install it in Linux
 
Old 02-28-2005, 02:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
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...Uhh.. what's Wine? I know I'm a newbie for asking that question but I'm not for sure on what it does exactly (although I know that it is a program that comes with Linux)
Wine is an implementation of the Win32 and related API's. In short, it duplicates the functionality and interfaces Windows provides to an application (or game). Or even shorter: It allows you to run Windows apps.

There are a couple of forks of the Wine code, most notably Transgaming's Cedega, which is focused on making Windows games playable on Linux.



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