hey guys-- some of you may remember me from Jay2... i had to leave for several months for a job that ended up being absolutely terrible! so i'm back closer to civilization, and needing to play et again.
the only problem is... i have a new computer with Ubuntu on it (love it!), but i can't seem to install ET properly. i'm having permission errors that i've tried to resolve using chmod, and also trying to re-install under my 'guest' account, but that doesn't work either... i'm just now learning linux, so i've scoured many forums with mostly the same result. et will run and allow me to *start* to connect to a server, but it tells me the same old song (invalid GUID) that most new installations create, but on Ubuntu, i can't put the etkey in the etmain directory, because of permission errors. i've tried logging on as a super user, and even that doesn't work.
is there any way someone can walk me through this? after months of NO gaming, i really need to sublimate my aggression in a healthy way.
i hope this finds you all well... i want to get ET running again, and then i will reconnect with you all... especially you, Bacon. i'll connect with you ALLLL night.