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Old 06-19-2002, 06:03 PM   #1
CrushGruve
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Nix Gaming conversion?


Hello, New to the board and need help with a game question..... I bought quake 3 for nix and it says that you can convert it to work with windows ...which is all good but my question is can you do it the other way around? I have several games that also come in nix flavors but i dont wanna buy them again if i can convert them to work with nix. Does anyone have any ideas on this?....Thanx Cg
 
Old 06-19-2002, 06:05 PM   #2
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if they post a point release for the nix systems for free, then you sure as all heck can. but if they don't...well...you're SOL, unless you call or contact them with a sob story...
 
Old 06-19-2002, 06:15 PM   #3
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Cool..Dumb question but were would i go to look for a point release?...The official game website or somewhere else?...and thanx for the reply...just tryin to fly solo on nix but i dont want to give up my fps....lol....Cg
 
Old 06-19-2002, 06:40 PM   #4
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yeah, the point release is put out by the company that makes the software (in this case the game)
 
Old 06-20-2002, 01:30 PM   #5
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Its my understanding that you just install Quake (or RTCW or whatever other game you have that runs in Linux) under wine. Then download the Linux Binaries pakage and install it (it would be a self installing .run file) and should be free from the company. Then you copy some key files from your wine installation to a folder they specify in the linux readme. Done deal. There is no reason to buy a new copy of the game. This same process is how you install most FPS games on linux and will also be used to install the Neverwinter Nights game on Linux.

Note: I didnt do this with quake, but I did it with Return to Castle Wolfenstein and it works. You'll find that the quake engine runs much better under Linux.
 
Old 06-21-2002, 09:31 AM   #6
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I'd bet that the iD stuff is better on a linux platform because iD does a lot of development on it. If you read the source packages that they release, you'll see that even since Doom, iD has been using linux. iD rocks, and we should give them lots of money

Aaron
 
Old 06-21-2002, 09:36 AM   #7
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You could take a look at this http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/q3a/
 
  


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