LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
RedfoxXx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: PalmHarbor Florida
Distribution: Red hat
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Arrow compleatly new at linux


hello everyone

i am completely new @ linux and i wish to install Half-Life (a computer game) so i can use my linux computer as a server

unfortunately i cant even figure out how to install Half life

I no there is some program i must install first to install windows applications on linux but i cant figure out how to install that eather.
I'm using red hat linux 8.0 if anyone has any thought pleez help me

i feel I'm missing something big hear

Red-
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:58 PM   #2
angelrod
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Mexico
Distribution: RedHat 9.0 and SuSE 8.1
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 30
The program to run windows progs is wine.

You can follow this other thread to install and configure it right

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=72324

http://frankscorner.org/half-life.html

Last edited by angelrod; 07-14-2003 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:20 PM   #3
contrasutra
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
If you just want a server, this is a linux server version available for free:

http://www.linux.org/apps/AppId_1015.html
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:31 PM   #4
RedfoxXx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: PalmHarbor Florida
Distribution: Red hat
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry confused

I'm really really lost now could someone give me step by step wine installation

your thread didn't help mutch
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:40 PM   #5
Thermos
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
try this page

hxxp://lhl.linuxgames.com/howto/half-life-HOWTO-0.4.1.html
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
slightcrazed
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Lisbon Falls, Maine
Distribution: RH 8.0, 9.0, FC2 - 4, Slack 9.0 - 10.2, Knoppix 3.4 - 4.0, LFS,
Posts: 789

Rep: Reputation: 30
First off, the question (as already stated above) is, are you trying to run a half-life multiplayer server, or do you just want to play the game? If you are running a server, then Wine is not needed, and you can just install and fire up the HLDS (Half life dedicated server) Linux executable.

slight
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:52 PM   #7
james3mg
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Arizona
Distribution: Redhat 9.0
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
ok fellow new-linux user...I just got through with this battle...

Here's the steps.

Go to http://www.winehq.com and look in the top right corner. There's a link under "latest release" (currently 20030709). Click on it and on the page it takes you to, use the first link to download a tar.gz file.

You should be able to open the tar file and find an "extract all" button. It will ask you where to extract it to...select a place. It will then make a directory there called wine[version] (ie wine-20030709). Open up a terminal window by right-clicking your Gnome desktop and selecting new terminal or by clicking the redhat menu, highlighting system tools and choosing terminal.

Now you need to get into that new directory it created. Use the cd command like the old DOS terminals...for instance if the new directory is in your "home" folder, you will type

cd /home/username/wine-20030709

Now type

./tools/wineinstall

and watch it install. It will prompt you for a few things (do you want to install the windows-free version, your root password, do you want to install wine, etc). Note that you have to type "yes" or "no", not just "y" or "n".

It will tell you to go rent a movie or do wash and come back in a while. Check back and answer any more questions it has. You do want to have it install the required "fake drive" directories for you, and also you want it to copy the .reg and .config files, when it asks.

Now when it's done and you want to use wine to run a program (let's say notepad), open a terminal window and type

wine notepad

or setup off of a CD, wine d:\\setup.exe

Hope this helps...it all isn't as straightforward as you might think for us newbies :-) It's not too bad though.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
link dies intermittently-seemingly at random- between win<->linux not linux<->linux?? takahaya Linux - Networking 10 03-09-2007 11:37 PM
triple boot linux/linux/linux No Windows involved toastermaker Linux - Newbie 12 03-02-2006 11:40 PM
Redhat (rhel v2.1) bootup problem with linux (linux vs linux-up) namgor Linux - Software 2 06-24-2004 03:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration