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Old 07-01-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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Counter-strike helpp.....


Hello...

i also new to linux as well i need to install counter-strike i downloaded winex but i seem to click on it and it just seems to to come up with a box that says open with... but once i get that working i need help installing and getting counter-strike to work as well...

thanks... (effect)
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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whatz the extension of ur file?
is it a rpm/tar/tar.gz/bz2

there r different ways to install a program....read its readme/install/todo

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Old 07-01-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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forgot to paste these linkss

http://www.transgaming.com/gamefaq.php?gameid=1
http://lhl.linuxgames.com/
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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what do u meen by rpm/tar/tar.gz/bz2 i have no idea this is the things it gave me to pas into a file documents/hfiles.tar.gz/
 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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The files rpm/tar/tar.gz/bz2 are basic files containing multiple files to be used in Linux. RPM is a package that contains libraries, programs, documentation, etc and it helps installing it in LINUX easier. RPM files usually creates madness. The files tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 are archive files. Files ending with gz or bzip2 are compressed files although Linux does not care if a file has an extension.

Wine or Winex creates layers to convert LINUX calls to Windows API. In Wine or Winex config file it can use any directory in LINUX to be designated as the C drive for Windows. You can try to search Linux to find something that ends with .exe. You can use find or locate. To use find, type "find / -iname '*.exe'". If you find, it will give you some permission errors. Add "2>/dev/null" at the end of the find command. It will be "find / -iname '*.exe*' 2>/dev/null". /dev/null is also known as the blackhole where nothing eats something and that something vanishes into nothing.

After you find where counterstrike lives, type "winex path-to-counterstrike". In Windows usually programs that get installed goes in "C:\Program Files", but that is up to the user. Before you run counter-strike, copy the wine or winex configuration file just in case wine crashes. If wine crashes the wine configuration will not seem to be corrupted but to wine it is.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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Okay, you need to tell us what sort of linux and so forth. You'll need to download either an rpm or tgz, which you get will depend on the system, tho the tgz should work with all. Probably best to get point2play and download that and install it and run that to get your winex/cedaga. Once you get that up and going you can install counterstrike - which I've been playing lately :-)
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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i have SuSe linux...... but i still dont no why i cant get winex installed and have an icon on my desktop to click to run everything i need
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:06 AM   #8
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also i dont no what my brother did but he got the counter-stirke screen to come up but it gives us these error Could not open MCI file for playback 306:
 
Old 07-02-2004, 01:35 AM   #9
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The distribution does not matter for winex. The error "MCI file for playback 306:" means you do not have either a specific DLL file, you did not set up sound, or it found the sound file and it can not read it.

You probably want to use a partition that is only FAT or FAT32. Using a partition that is formatted as FAT or FAT32 screens out most of the problems with wine. There are ways to make a FAT partition by using an image file and turning it into a block device, but this is a little advance.

This is not Windows you are using. You are using LINUX. Everything is not automatic. You have to manually make an icon on the desktop, but it depends what desktop manager or window manager you are using. If you do not like it, go back to pathetic Windows that does it for you.

I suggest you read, read, read, and read some more in the manual pages and web pages.

BTW, using WINE or WINEX creates a layer between the Windows program and LINUX, so your FPS (frames per second) in Counter-Strike will be much lower than running it in Windows.
 
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Okay, the simplest solution for you is to do something like the following.

Go to the transgaming site and download the latest point2play software, I think it will be called

point2play-1.3-2.tgz

You then become root by using su and entering your passord. You then copy the point2play-1.3-2.tgz to the root directory /

you the do

cd /

and then

tar xfvz point2play-1.3-2.tgz

This is the info provided on the transgaming site in the file: Point2Play-1.5-1.1.2.1.en.txt on the transgaming download site. It is a good thing to read.

You can probably also use an rpm install, as detailed in the text, by downloading the rpm version of point2play and using rpm -i point2play-1.3-2.rpm as root user...

Once you have done that you can return to a normal user and run point2play by typing point2play in a terminal window. If you use rpm install and KDE, then point2play may be in the start menu...

Once you run point2play, you can use the option in there to enter your user name and password for transgaming and it will download winex for you. Once you have winex downloaded and installed you can then simply install counterstrike....


As for the error your brother gets, this is a common error with the movie start and you should be able to press escape to get past - or run with the -console option to bypass.

IT does work and I have been playing counterstrike: condition zero here for the last couple of weeks... Although with condition zero you may want to run with the 3.3 version of winex rather than 4.0 as there is a bit of a bug in 4.0 with the mouse buttons...

You can download winex 4.0 and winex 3.3 separately, but you have to edit a file to get point2play to see the installed versions...

Trying to give you the easiest way to get it working... Unfortunately winex is still not real easy to use at times.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 01:52 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
The distribution does not matter for winex. The error "MCI file for playback 306:" means you do not have either a specific DLL file, you did not set up sound, or it found the sound file and it can not read it.

You probably want to use a partition that is only FAT or FAT32. Using a partition that is formatted as FAT or FAT32 screens out most of the problems with wine. There are ways to make a FAT partition by using an image file and turning it into a block device, but this is a little advance.

This is not Windows you are using. You are using LINUX. Everything is not automatic. You have to manually make an icon on the desktop, but it depends what desktop manager or window manager you are using. If you do not like it, go back to pathetic Windows that does it for you.

I suggest you read, read, read, and read some more in the manual pages and web pages.

BTW, using WINE or WINEX creates a layer between the Windows program and LINUX, so your FPS (frames per second) in Counter-Strike will be much lower than running it in Windows.
Well, the distribution may matter. Using the rpm is suggested for SuSe and may be the best way to go in this case. It may simplify things to download point2play-xxx-rpm But the tgz should also work. Judging by experience I still suggest using the point2play interface. You can bypass it later and make a desktop icon when you learn more.

The filesystem won't matter and it runs fine here on ext2, but we will all agree that this is not the automatic world of windows where it does things whether you like it or not In linux, mostly, you have to tell it exactly what to do.

As for the FPS I haven't found it too bad. A little slower, yes, but then I am running it at the same time with KDE and mozilla and kmail usually - as I just play for short periods and don't feel like shutting everything down
 
Old 07-02-2004, 05:14 PM   #12
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ok so the mci is the sound files correct well were do i go to get them and what folder and stuff would i put them into if i need them..
 
Old 07-02-2004, 06:54 PM   #13
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effect, Did you read winex manuals and tried editing winex config files. It might be under /home/user_name/.xwine/xwine.conf or somewhere else. You may have to copy mmsystem files from a Windows system. The files in Windows is under "c:\windows\system" or "c:\windows\system32". Then place them in directories that Winex created. The program Counter-Strike should have copy the sounds to the correct directory or you need to insert a CD before running Counter-Strike. For winex to able to handle sound, you need to first setup sound in LINUX. Then change a few lines in winex config file.

To look at manuals for programs, type "man winex". It should give you information about winex and where its config files are located.

I made a 4 GB disk image that contains a FAT filesystem and I tested it by writting and reading files, so it should work in Wine or Winex. The web page that has instruction how to do is at http://www.mega-tokyo.com/osfaq2/ind...0Under%20Linux. Then you just need to copy the Windows directory structure that Wine or Winex created to the mounted disk image. Next change a few lines in Wine or Winex config file.

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The filesystem won't matter and it runs fine here on ext2, but we will all agree that this is not the automatic world of windows where it does things whether you like it or not In linux, mostly, you have to tell it exactly what to do.
It seems you like to repeat what people have said. I already said that in LINUX, you need to do things manually.

When I tried using wine several months ago, it can not handle my filesystem. I was using XFS. RPM files are a pain to install when they need dependencies or other programs. I rather use tar files because they are a lot easier to install and I have better luck with them than RPM files.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 11:51 PM   #14
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Electro: It seems you like to repeat what people have said. I already said that in LINUX, you need to do things manually.

Nope, I was just agreeing with you on the manual issue But I disagree on the filesystem and suggest that it shouldn't matter if it's fat32 or ext2/3. Also it I did suggest te tgz install, but the rpm may be easier for some... The winex rpm's seem not to have much of a dependency problem...
 
  


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