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  • Added on: Feb 28 2010 12:48 PM
  • Date Updated: Mar 01 2010 09:48 AM
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W:ET Full Linux installation "how to"

This will walk you through the installation on Wolf ET on a Linux distro.

Posted by w0nder on Feb 28 2010 12:48 PM
I get asked a lot how I got ET running in Linux without the use of the epic failure WINE. So I am going to try my best to help who wants it out.

Here we go:

I have tested this method on 3 Linux distros, Ubuntu 9.4, Ubuntu 9.10 and BackTrack 4, and all were successful.

The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure you have the necessary files if you want a GUI interface upon install. More than likely if you are using Ubuntu 9.4 or later you will not have to do this, and if you do infact do it, you will simply just get an error. So for all of you that are running later versions, goto your terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2

(if you get an error, more than likey you have it so just ignore it, lets move on)

Now, I have found that the et-linux-2.55.x86.run just fails, so make sure that you get et-linux-2.60.x86.run.

>>> Enemy Territory 2.6 Linux http://zerowing.idso...ddbcd3c.torrent (fastest download.. approx 4 minutes)

Okay, once you have that saved. Let us goto the terminal again and change directory to "home/username/downloads"
Once here you are going to want to run the file.

sudo sh ./et-linux-2.60.x86.run

You will get a install GUI in your terminal. Follow directions. DO NOT START ET WHEN IT FINISHES.. Close it out.. We are not done yet.

Now, we need to update to 2.6b for best results.

>>> 2.6b Patch http://returntocastl...tch_linux;62010

Now it will save to home/user/downloads. So go there from your "PLACES" menu at the top of your workstation. Click on the folder until it shows 2 files (et.x86 and etded.x86) copy paste those files to your workstation (desktop), we will need those in a minute.

Now, go back to your terminal.. Navigate to your home directory.. then type

cd /usr/local/games/enemy-territory

sudo chown -R roflcopter:roflcopter '/usr/local/games/enemy-territory'
where roflcopter is, is YOUR user and group name.

Now you have set permissions to your ET folder so we can mess with it, plus get downloads for maps and pk files.

Ok, back to those 2 files you left on your desktop (et.x86 and etded.x86) ... Now use your "PLACES" menu to navigate back to home/usr/local/games/enemy-territory.. Now, you will see those same 2 files you have on your desktop in your ET folder. What you need to do is just copy the ones from desktop over the ones in the ET folder and overwrite. Tada.. You are on .6b now..

Not so fast though.. We need to update PB so we dont get PB Auth Failure kicks..

>>>> PBsetup Page http://www.evenbalan...age=pbsetup.php Select either Linux 32, or Linux 64 and download. Once it gets done downloading, go to your terminal and navigate back to your downloads folder, and type.

sudo sh ./pbsetup

Pbsetup will now open a install GUI.. Follow directions. Click "add game" pick "enemy territory" from the drop down menu, and then hit "add game", now click on it to highlight it, and then click "check for updates".. Pb will now update your ET.

Almost done...

Now, back to the terminal again please... Now we need to get ET to have sound.. Type:

sudo apt-get install esound

and then...

sudo -i
echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
echo "et.x86 0 0 disable" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss
<< This one you will have to do before you start ET everytime, unless you want to make a script to start ET and this..

NOW, you are up and running.. You can put your .cfg files and ETkey inside your ET directory now since we gave it permissions.

Now go enjoy ET in a much smoother environment!!

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