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Old 01-17-2002, 08:30 AM   #1
mauritzv
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linux gaming?????


I have a Nvidia TNT2 PRO and just downloaded the Mandrake 8.1 OpenGL drivers(kernels, what ever you call it in linux), now if this is installed what else will I need to play Windows games(QUakEIII RA2 etc), what about directX? Is there something similar for Linux?


A really dumb question:
In Gnome at the taskbar somehow the icons(foot) got moved to the middle of my taskbar, now all is packed together on the right,
How do I move it back! PLZ! it's annoying!!!
 
Old 01-17-2002, 08:53 AM   #2
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If you mount your windows version Q3A cd and then install the latest Linux point release you will be able to play... you have to have the cd in the drive though. Search around the web, someone wrote an article on how to do it; i'll post the link when i find it again.

No system is complete until Quake is installed!!!

~g0dzuki



Ah... here it is: http://spider-monkey.net/archives/000007.php But if you really want to support gaming on Linux you should buy the retail Linux version of Quake

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Old 01-17-2002, 09:26 AM   #3
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quake is actually very simple to install, just install the q3a linux point release binaries, and then just copy the baseq3/pak0.pk3 file to the equivalent place in the system, or of course just create a symlink to the location on the cd.
 
Old 01-17-2002, 10:51 AM   #4
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If you havent yet got the Nvidia drivers installed & the kernel module check out a thread I started yesterday called Kernel question.
There is a step by step guide for installing them (mandrake 8.1)that you might want to check out.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=11883

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Old 01-17-2002, 02:15 PM   #5
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hey amp - great signature line! Me too!
 
Old 01-18-2002, 12:19 AM   #6
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Great!!!

Thanks alot guyz! for the help, I started working on linux(Mandrake 8.1) 3 days ago and WOW!!!!!.
If my games works fine the bye bye microsoft!
 
Old 01-18-2002, 09:00 AM   #7
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Just a tip:

if your quake3 generates errors when starting up, make sure the pak0.pak file you copied from the cd is chmodded properly. Sometimes the pak0.pak file is read only so that will prevent you from starting up quake3.
 
Old 01-18-2002, 09:01 AM   #8
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Also, install the LINUX point release BEFORE you copy any files off the quake3 cd. Once installed properly you should be able to type 'quake3' from the konsole of any normal user and it will play.
 
Old 01-18-2002, 07:24 PM   #9
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Question Unreal Tournament

i have Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition for windows and i was wondering if there was some way to make it work in linux (i have Mandrake 8.1)...because the only reason i'm keeping windows on my box is to play games like that....any info would be apprecitated..thanks (i am very new at linux so i don't know how to do much)

Brad


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Old 01-19-2002, 09:33 AM   #10
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hmm, im not sure but maybe VMware should be the perfect solution. Once installed you will have windows and all windows programs in a little window in Linux. I didnt try it yet but heard its great. If someone has VMware please tell me how it is, im interested in buying it but im not gonna give 400$ if it doesnt serve my purpose....
 
Old 01-19-2002, 01:13 PM   #11
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is there a less ex$pensive way to do it? i don't have $400....

Brad

 
Old 01-19-2002, 05:11 PM   #12
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i think you can do it a lot like quake look at the lokigames site for instructions or do a google search
 
Old 01-21-2002, 06:02 PM   #13
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i found instructions on a web site on how to make it work and i followed the instructions and when i got into its directory and type ./UnrealTournament.exe it says "could not find wine config [Drive X] entry for current working directory /home/brad/UnrealTournament/System; starting in windows directory
usr/bin/winereal : cannot find './unrealtournament.exe'

and then it just goes back to a normal screen....please help i'm stumped....thanks in advance....

Brad

 
Old 01-22-2002, 12:26 AM   #14
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VMWare doesn't support DirectX. Unreal Tournament will work under Linux, as there is a Linux version of the executables which you can download from various places around the web. Download the LINUX install program for UT, run it with the CD in the drive and the game will be installed.

Also Loki are the other major developer for Linux games.

I've had ZERO luck getting any games to install properly or run under winex from Transgaming. Some people can get some games to work, but I can't. I think it depends on your PC and the direction of the wind.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 12:50 AM   #15
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Hey navakee05 !! all you need to do is go to lokigames.com and under UnrealTournament downlad the binaries . The file you are looking for is named ut-install-436-GOTY.run . Sorry I cant give you a link but I cant connect to loki's site right now. Neways when you find the file youll have to right click on it and then choose save(left clicking caused it to download into some assembly code looking gibberish). It will then download into the directory that you specify. It's about a 6MB file. Once you have downloaded put your windows GOTY UT cd in and make sure your cdrom is mounted, mount /mnt/cdrom (my cd's autmatcally mount when I put them in) open a command line window and go to the directory the binary file is in and type "sh ut-install-436-GOTY.run" . The file will find the cdrom then and youll be greeted with a UT /penguin logoed interface that will take you through the rest of the installation.

well I found the file: ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/lokigames/beta/ut/

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