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Old 10-17-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
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Quake 2 - cant save or write to disk


i managed to install the native port for quake 2 on my system....
it didnt work.. .quitting with a 'unable to free /dev/dsp' or words to that effect (this is ok bercsuse there is no soundcard on my computer yet) just for a gigle i rean wine on the quake 2 .exe file and the game ran withought insodent....

there is one small problem... i cannot save or loadgames.... after chmoding the save directories to 755 the initial save worked (the automatic start of game' save) but any further saves crashed the program.... quake printed the error 'cannot open ./blablalba .. cannot write to ./blablabla' where blablabla is the save directory.
the program hangs in the same mannor when tyrying to customise the player scheme for multiplayer games.

on another note... are there any active quake 2 multiplay servers in the uk wich have people on them?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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This is just a suggestion, first rm -r ~/.quake2, this is the save directory, it will be re-created with the correct permissions the next time you start quake2.
Then make sure your quake2 files and directories are owned by root and not world writable... chown root:root /usr/local/games/quake2, whatever.
To run quake cd /usr/local/games/quake2, then ./quake2
and the ~/.quake2 should be recreated with proper permissions. If you still can't save then there is something wrong with the quake executable. Did you build it or D/L it already built?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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im currentally running the program with wine.. as the native version wont run withought my soundcard.. and svga dosent ork for some ood reason..

Code:
Added packfile ./baseq2/pak0.pak (3307 files)
Added packfile ./baseq2/pak1.pak (279 files)
Added packfile ./baseq2/pak2.pak (2 files)
execing default.cfg
execing config.cfg
Console initialized.

------- sound initialization -------
/dev/dsp: Broken pipe
Could not toggle.
------- Loading ref_soft.so -------
No mouse found
svgalib: Cannot open /dev/svga
Is svgalib_helper module loaded?
in the vine version which i run it saves to /baseq2/save .. but it says it cant write to that directory and dosent save
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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At some point it may be best to just fork over the cash and get the right hardware. Q2 isn't much fun without sound. Then you don't have to mess with wine and all of its problems. The native Q2 works great.

btw, is your mobo really old or something, I mean one has to try very hard to find a modern mobo that doesn't have integrated sound onboard these days. Just wondering.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:42 AM   #5
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the mianbord has built-in sound yes... but its desabled... this computer will eventually be used as a aigital audio workstation (as soon as i get the cash for a nice COMPATIBLE soundcard) therefore having an onbord soundcard of suspect quality will just complicate things when i put the better soundcard in...
 
  


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