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Old 01-17-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Error when trying to run ET:Return to Castel Wolfenstein

Ok i downloaded the run prgram, made it executable and wwnt through installation. Then when i type et at terminal. My screen goes black for a second and i see this in the terminal:

ET 2.55 linux-i386 May 27 2003
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/mp_bin.pk3 (4 files)

3729 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok

------- Input Initialization -------
Joystick is not active.
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
...loading Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 4: 800 600
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension Activated at 800x600
Using 8/8/8 Color bits, 16 depth, 0 stencil display.
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
GL_RENDERER: Mesa GLX Indirect

You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!
Driver DLL used:
If this is intentional, add
"+set r_allowSoftwareGL 1"
to the command line when starting the game.
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension Activated at 640x480
Received signal 11, exiting...

If you can help please post. Thanks in advance.
Old 01-17-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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Basically you do not have OpenGL support for your video card. What Linux distro are you using? What kind of video card do you have?
Old 01-17-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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i am running fedora core 3 and have a geforce fx 5600 video card
Old 01-17-2005, 11:08 PM   #4
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you need to use nvidia's linux binary drivers from thier site to enable hardware GL acceleration
Old 01-18-2005, 03:21 AM   #5
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You can get the proper Linux video drivers here.
Old 01-28-2005, 02:01 AM   #6
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i've got exactly the same problem, only i've got an ATI 9600XT and no matter how carefully or to the letter i follow every tutorial i come across i still can't get rid of those mesa drivers...

maybe it's just me and my dumb luck...

driving me nuts though...


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