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Old 09-30-2003, 03:56 AM   #1
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Unreal Tournament


Hey,

First of all ive gotta say, this is the best linux forums ive been one !

But my question is :

I was just wondering if you can play unreal tournament ( just the first one, not 2003 etc.. ) on linux ??

Is there a patch or package or anything? Because i really like that game and i dont like windowz

Thanks,

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Old 09-30-2003, 04:13 AM   #2
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Ok (I am a newb) myself btu I'll try and help you.

first of all download a rpm of a program called WINE of www.winehq.com

Then go to www.frankscorner.org and download winetools just run winetools and there you can choose which .exe file to run.

So far this has not worked with me but it might work with. And i think there allready a ported version of ut for linus but I am not sure.

-MvD
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:20 AM   #3
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hey thanks, ill try it in a minute... im a n00b obviously lol ive been using redhat 9 for about 3 days now. ive tried wine before but i couldnt figure it out but the winetool thing looks cool

Thanks

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Old 09-30-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
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edit: you don't need wine .. there is a native Linux version

Yes Loki ported the game to Linux. You need to have the original disk. The loki installer will copy the files from that disk, and include it's Linux binaries. It's written very well; you'll even get your own ~/.loki/ut/System.ini file

My native Linux UT even outperforms the Windows version

At the open ut project site, you'll find everything you need ... even an umod program to install umod packages. (but you'll have to merge certain changes to the global System.ini with your local copy in your home directory)

If you have installed the UT data files at your Windows partition, you can remove the Linux data files, and add symlinks in your path; (use ln -s <folder at windows parition> <target at linux ut folder>.
For example:
ln -s /mnt/hd/wingames/ut/Maps . ....if you're inside the Linux UT folder.!


but first: make sure your XFree86 (x server) supports 3d accelaration. (called DRI; direct-rendering-infrastructure in linux)

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Old 09-30-2003, 04:25 AM   #5
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hey thats cool, but one thing.. i dont have it on cd i just got it in a folder on my windows partition so how can i use that ?

also, i tried to port quake 3 and i did it except linux dont have opengl support for my gfx card so i cant use it any advice ? my card is a sis 630

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:20 AM   #6
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well try the installer anyway maybe it allows you to skip the cd then set the symlinks to your UT directory yourself, to use the same data files it's a wonderful feature of ext2/3

I've installed UT in /opt/games/ut, but that's a freedom of choice you have. The folders Help, Maps, Music, NetGamesUSA, Sounds, Textures, and Web are all stored in my windows-game parition. with symlinks, to "fake" their existance in the linux /opt/games/ut folder.

IF you have problems with Quake 3, you'll get them too in Unreal Tournament; you don't have 3d hardware rendering enabled. (fortunately UT is not that demanding for 3D graphics)

Try to find something at the website of your malefactor, www.google.com, groups.google.com, or the dri status page. There must be something there.
... and if you're really lucky you can just select your video card in the KDE X configuration tool...! that was the first thing that amazed me; I was really thinking about some /etc/X11/XF86Config horror to get my screen working, but it worked out-of-the-box, even at a better refresh rate then Windows XP still does. Nowadays, I also edit XF86Config by hand, because it isn't really that hard.

Honestly, it took me 1 month before I found the website with ATI drivers for XFree86 4.3. (because ATI didn't have them at that moment) ...but I didn't really care, because I wasn't planning to play all games at Linux anyway ..but to show it's possible is a cool thing anyway.

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Old 09-30-2003, 06:23 AM   #7
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hey,

i tried winetools but it was crap lol, can you just run windows apps using wine instead of just installing them? because theres appz on my other partition i wanna just run

thanks

Nightmare
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:31 AM   #8
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Nightmare - 3D with an SiS 630:
I managed it. The instructions are here, they're pretty good:
http://www.winischhofer.net/sisdri.shtml
You will need to recompile your kernel, and reconfigure X, but it is more than worth it. The drivers aren't complete, so you may get a few weird problems, but nothing too bad (on mine, when you exit from a screensaver, sometimes there is still the final image of it instead of a wallpaper, but that looks quite nice really. Also, I get tiny black dots around the edge of the panel in KDE, but they disappear after 5 minutes or so).
If you need any more help, let me know.
Guy
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:46 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nightmare
can you just run windows apps using wine instead of just installing them? because theres appz on my other partition i wanna just run
To use wine, you should either emulate a C:\Windows\ folder (for example, "~/wine/c/windows"), or use your native Windows partition. The second one is recommended, because you'll miss a lot of libraries and registry entries otherwise.
 
  


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