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Old 09-23-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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Wanna play GAMEZ :)


I wanna know what must I do to get Quake 3 working on linux! I still use the default Linux video driver!
So could U tell me what all I need!

ps. How come when I lunch the TUXRACER I get like 1fps?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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I still use the default Linux video driver!
You mean like the default VESA driver or something? that doesn't provide hardware acceleration. You should install a new driver for your videocard.

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ps. How come when I lunch the TUXRACER I get like 1fps?
I dont think it's a good idea to take Tuxracer for lunch. doesnt taste good. try to launch it, should work better.

lol, just kidding
but without hardwareacceleration you wont get much more.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:10 PM   #3
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If you have a Radeon 9500, 9600, 9700, or 9800, then good luck installing the ATI drivers. Let me know if you get them working.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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No,no I have TNT2 PRO! And am just DL latest linux drivers! Now what else must I do to get Q3 working! I have a Windows copy of it! Do I need a linux copy or something?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:52 PM   #5
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All of my specs are in the SIG!
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:49 PM   #6
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have a Windows copy of it! Do I need a linux copy or something?
There is a project called QuakeForce, I haven't used it , so i don't know that much about it.

It's an engine replacement for Quake, so you need the original Quake cd. you can download quakeforce for free, do a google search and I'm sure you'll find it.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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I am friends with a bunch of the QuakeForge develops. It works really well and has hardware acceleration _if you want_ it..
 
Old 09-23-2003, 03:47 PM   #8
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No,no I have TNT2 PRO! And am just DL latest linux drivers! Now what else must I do to get Q3 working! I have a Windows copy of it! Do I need a linux copy or something?
TNT2 Pro? one word: old skool. lol
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:27 AM   #9
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Micro420 I have a Radeon 9500 Pro and i have 3D accel
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:49 AM   #10
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You downloaded the nvidia driver and installed it, right?
Just do as the instructions say: In /etc/X11/XF86Config
comment out the line "load dri" and then replace "driver "nv"" with "driver "nvidia"", and you´ve got yourself 3d-acceleration.
There´s plenty of threads concerning this topic so I´m not going to dwell on it further.

As for Quake3, you need to download the linux version of the latest point release. 1.32 is the current on, I think.
Installation is simple, just execute the file. Then you need to copy the q3-data files for example from an existing windows-installation, if you have one.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:49 AM   #11
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get a copy of quake for linux

download the latest nvidia linux driver from here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

you have to make sure that /etc/Xf86Config file has the line "load glx" in the device section

anyway, after you download the driver, there is a help file to guide you

if you don't get the help file, look for a manual in the nvidia website
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:15 AM   #12
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I did that for Xf86Config-4! But should I also do it for XF86Config?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:46 AM   #13
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Does anyone know where can I DL QUAKE3 LINUX point relese update? Cos none of the download mirrors appear to work
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:10 AM   #14
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Mandrake uses XF86Config-4 but it's the same file. If X doesn't find XF86Config, it will use XF86Config-4, or maybe it's the other way around, doesn't really matter. You only want one of them at a time.

You could try idsoftware's website, there's an ftp-link somewhere in there. Also 3dDownloads are linux friendly.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:24 PM   #15
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I'm having trouble installing the NVIDIA drivers. It says that it needs the source to my kernel, which I don't know how to obtain. I can't seem to find the source for Topologi-Linux, a Slackware based distribution.

Any help would be highly appreciated,
- Mr. Rob
 
  


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