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Ubuntu: How to upgrade / patch W:ET successfully! - Enemy Territory

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Are you trying to upgrade your Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory client to the latest version / patch?

 

This is how!

 

NOTE: To open the terminal for this tutorial, navigate to Applications menu > Accessories > Terminal.

 

First you need to download the latest patch. You can do this via the terminal using the following command:

 

wget -c http://ftp.games.skynet.be/pub/wolfenstein/et-linux-2.60-update.x86.run
(please note, this is subject to change if W:ET ever updates again.)

 

Or alternatively you can just download it from FileShack here: http://www.fileshack.com/browse.x?cat=1774 (this one however, will always update.)

 

Now you've got your patcher file, you want to run it right? Well first of all, because you downloaded it, it's not going to be permitted to be run as an executable.. So right click the file, click Properties, and go to the Permissions tab, and check the box to allow it to be run as an executable file. Click apply / ok.

 

This next part is where people are going wrong. Most people are just running the file and it's not working correctly. Here's why.

 

You need to install the update / patch with root permissions ideally, but sudo -i will do smile.gif

 

So go to terminal, and type in sudo -i as seen below.

chuckun@ubuntu-pc: ~ sudo -i 
This will prompt you for your root password. Enter it, and you'll notice the user-name changes to root@ in the terminal.

 

Now, run the W:ET updater via the terminal, using the full path.

 

For example:

root@ubuntu-pc:~ /home/chuckun/Downloads/et-linux-2.60-update.x86.run
Then follow the onscreen instructions and hooray! The patch will work properly!

 

Once finished, type exit into the terminal to log-out of root (sudo), and then exit the terminal.

 

Now, start gaming on your less buggy version of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory!

 

~ Chuckun

Edited by Fearless Staff

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lol these ubuntu tutorials are confusing. Sudo and root and hidden files everywhere.

 

I wish I could just run ET in Windows without all the lag.

 

Thanks for the tutorial though.

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Ubuntu commands are actually pretty simple once you've used them enough to memorise the conditions of different commands such as sudo -i..

 

But I do know what you mean.. I struggled with it when I first used linux xD

 

Hope the tutorial was as simple as it could be though, I tried to make it so :)

 

Chuck

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This next part is where people are going wrong. Most people are just running the file and it's not working correctly. Here's why.

 

You need to install the update / patch with root permissions ideally, but sudo -i will do

 

So go to terminal, and type in sudo -i as seen below.

chuckun@ubuntu-pc: ~ sudo -i

 

This will prompt you for your root password. Enter it, and you'll notice the user-name changes to root@ in the terminal.

 

Now, run the W:ET updater via the terminal, using the full path.

 

For example:

root@ubuntu-pc:~ /home/chuckun/Downloads/et-linux-2.60-update.x86.run

 

Where is the terminal and what is sudo??

Edited by sinopsis

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Terminal can usually be found by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal :)

 

I will update the tutorial now :) Thanks for pointing that out!

 

Also, sudo stands for 'super user do..' I believe.. It allows you to perform actions above the limitations of a normal user.. It's more restricted than root access but less restricted than normal user access... sudo -i is usually enough to perform most actions :)

 

Chuck

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Keep having problems to find Terminal . Where is it .. I know Applications>Accessories>Terminal ... But I can't find it :S

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Keep having problems to find Terminal . Where is it .. I know Applications>Accessories>Terminal ... But I can't find it :S

 

To quote the ubuntu help center:

 

Starting a Terminal

 

In Gnome (Ubuntu)

 

The terminal can be found at Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal.

 

In Xfce (Xubuntu)

 

The terminal can be found at Applications menu -> System -> Terminal.

 

In KDE (Kubuntu)

 

The terminal can be found at KMenu -> System -> Terminal Program (Konsole).

 

In LXDE (Lubuntu)

 

The terminal can be found at Menu -> Accessories -> LXTerminal.

 

 

Failing that, do a search in the finder / explorer for "terminal" - it should find it :)

 

Chuckun

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