installing quake wars.

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installing quake wars.

Postby hcore on Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:10 pm

hey guys, i have a real newbie-ish question.
i just got the .run file for the quake wars: enemy territory demo, now how do i install it?

is it sudo ./file-extension.run?

i tried it andit said it couldnt find the command, and when i click it, it tries to open in file manager =S

help ploax...

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Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:38 pm

Is it set as an executable?
If so then use terminal to run it sudo ./file-extension.run
You have to have terminal open then run the command.
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Postby Boo on Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:49 pm

make it executable
sudo chmod 555 ./quake.run

then run (some times you need to tell it to run as a script with sh shell command)

sudo sh ./quake.run

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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:32 am

okay I have downloaded it and it wasn't executable.
Once I made it executable I ran it in terminal ./ETQW-demo-client-1.1-full.r5.x86.run and installed it to /home/USERNAME/demo/
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Postby hcore on Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:33 am

ok i ran sudo chmod 555 ./quake.run in terminal, and it didnt say anything else, and now the file has a little lock on it =S

i tried sudo sh ./extension.run but it say it doesnt find the command =S
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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:37 am

hcore wrote:ok i ran sudo chmod 555 ./quake.run in terminal, and it didnt say anything else, and now the file has a little lock on it =S

i tried sudo sh ./extension.run but it say it doesnt find the command =S
I just right click and use properties to make it executable.
It's under permissions and has a check box.
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Postby hcore on Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:24 pm

thanks alot man =) it worked just fine

its a really simple newbie tip, and very useful, its installing right as i type this =)
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Postby hcore on Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:28 am

ok, so i installed it, and the installer ran perfect, but i didnt change the install directory and dindt really notice where it was going.

i tried doing it over again, and it said something about dumped.

so, where did it go? or how do i uninstall so i can install it again?
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Postby hcore on Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:00 pm

so guy? please?
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Postby Roel on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:33 pm

The default installation directory is /usr/local/games/etqw.<releasetag>

But if it installed correctly all you have to do is type 'etqw' in a console and it should launch your game. (EDIT: no it doesn't you need to type the full path : /usr/local/games/etqw.demo/etqw , just make an alias or a launcher or something)

If you messed up, the installer should clean up after itself, if not, I'd try deleting the usr/local/games/etqw.<releasetag> folder and start the installer again (I don't know if that is the recommended way but that's what I do)

Note that the installer says you need a low latency kernel for optimal performance, I don't have one either but I'm in need of one (audio editing) and I'll try to compile me one as soon as I find out how to do it.

I normally install games in my user folder (easier to add mods and stuff) so if you've changed the install folder try running

sudo find / -name '*etqw*'

and it should point you in the right direction.
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