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Old 03-03-2002, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question 15gb leftover


finaly dedicated a hd for linux. i left 15gb unpartioned....
so from what i've read ,
i need wine to run some win games/programs ?
games: quake3, RTCW
S/W: visual studio,

should i have win98, or nt on the leftover partition ?

right now i just have linux 7.2 installed, using lilo.

any input would be nice ...

thanks
 
Old 03-03-2002, 06:56 PM   #2
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Q3A and RTCW have linux binaries, all you need to do to install them to linux is download the linux binaries and run them after mounting the respective win CD
 
Old 03-03-2002, 09:52 PM   #3
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So the binaries are on the Cd's ?

i'm pretty new at this.....sorry
 
Old 03-03-2002, 11:00 PM   #4
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You can get the RTCW binary here, ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/wol...1.1-MP.x86.run
And the Q3A binary here, http://www.fileplanet.com/index.asp?...258&file=61609
You have to mount the game CD and then run the downloaded binary to install the game in linux.
 
Old 03-03-2002, 11:54 PM   #5
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thanks guys
.... will give it a try, i want to get off windows anyway i can

10 years ago, my first computer experience was with unix....
( work and win loosers really screw'd me up)

i always hated windows. Finally i can leave it .
thanks again
 
Old 03-06-2002, 10:33 PM   #6
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well i got wolfenstien, and quake 3 installed....

how do i fire em up ?
 
Old 03-06-2002, 11:40 PM   #7
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For quake you type "quake3" for wolf you'll have to look at the readme, I don't have it yet
 
Old 03-08-2002, 05:35 AM   #8
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I need wine to run some win games/programs?
Should I have Win98, or NT


Some obvious editing done to save space
From what I've read, if you have Windows on your computer, Wine can access and use the Windows APIs/DLLs directly, making for a much faster emulation. Don't quote me on this since I don't use Wine very much. I only really ever used it for small apps like Solitair/Spider, but then I installed PySol.
 
Old 03-10-2002, 01:28 PM   #9
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well i had to reinstal linux(rh7.2) on a diff hd so i'm back again...


i installed q3/rtcw. when i try to start q3, i get an error "can't open default.cfg". do i need to set permissions for the game?
if so how should i go about this ?

seeing i'm new to this, loading and running games should help with my learning curve.

also i have an "MS intelimouse exlorer" and i need to configure the extra buttons. i did a search and it looks like i need to edit xf86.config file ? i couldn't find it( the correct file). i found a file named the same but the file manager showed a " ?" for the file and i couldn't open it.


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Old 03-10-2002, 02:01 PM   #10
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The linux Q3A FAQ is here and the RTCW FAQ is here.
For the mouse you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to get all seven buttons working you need to change the "pointer" section to something like this,
Code:
     Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Buttons"      "7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
And then you need to do $xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" to get the wheel working properly. I have a script in ~/.kde/Autostart that does it when I startx.
 
Old 03-10-2002, 03:14 PM   #11
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Quote:
"seeing i'm new to this, loading and running games should help with my learning curve. '

A script ?
That'll be my next post !

This is gettmy my brain cells goin
Every Question I ask( to myself or here) just gets me Deeper !

Thanks Aussie
 
Old 03-10-2002, 09:31 PM   #12
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well i haven't tried "$xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"" yet
but i read, search'd , and read all i coud and i cant' get q3 or rtcw goin at all.....

an error i do get wiith q3 is :
running in restricted demo mode
and
coudn't load default.cfg

i copied all the .pak iles to thier dir's, from what i read

damn i hate windows
 
Old 03-10-2002, 09:53 PM   #13
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Try deleting /home/*you*/.q3a
 
  


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