In this post I'll detail the steps required to install and update Enemy Territory, namely:
1) Download the necessary files
2) Install and update Enemy Territory
3) Install updated Punkbuster files
4) Generate an etkey
5) Fix sound problem
6) Setup widescreen resolution
These steps can be pretty much be reproduced in any Linux distribution, though some such as Gentoo and Arch Linux have Enemy Territory packages in their package management systems. It should be noted that the steps were performed on CentOS 6.2 but should translate to future CentOS 6.x releases.
1) Download Enemy Territory 2.60 and 2.60b updateDownload et-linux-2.60.x86.run, et-2.60b.zip update, updated Punkbuster and the et-sdl-sound.gz sound fix:
$ wget -c http://ftp.freenet.de/pub/4players/hosted/et/official/et-linux-2.60.x86.run
$ wget -c http://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/games/et-2.60b.zip
$ wget -c http://etkey.org/et_linux.zip
$ wget -c http://nullkey.kapsi.fi/~stuff/et-sdl-sound/et-sdl-sound.gz
2) Install and update Enemy TerritoryChange to root, attribute execute permissions to the installer, install Enemy Territory 2.60, install the 2.60b update, create a profile and check the game's version:
# chmod +x et-linux-2.60.x86.run
Press OK in the popup. Agree with the License Agreement by pressing ENTER at the License Agreement prompt and choosing YES on "Do you agree with the license?" popup that follows. Choose NO at the "Would you like to read the CHANGES file?" popup. You can always read the CHANGES file latter on if you want. Choose the installation path and press OK in the Symlink Path popup. Install both Enemy Territory and Punkbuster. Choose to install the startup menu entries. After this the game installs. Don't choose to start the game immediately as we haven't finished installing everything.
Install the 2.60b update:
# unzip et-2.60b.zip
# cp Enemy\ Territory\ 2.60b/linux/* /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/
Now start the game, create a player profile identifying profile name, connection speed and clicking on Enable Punkbuster; exit the game. By doing so a .etwolf directory will be created in your home directory which includes a folder containing PunkBuster.
Inside the game you can check the installed version by pulling the console down by pressing ~ and typing version. It should output the following:
]\version "version" is:"ET 2.60b linux-i386 May 8 2006" default:"ET 2.60b linux-i386 May 8 2006"
3) Install updated Punkbuster filesRemove old Punkbuster files, extract the last Punkbuster update and place it in the created profile:
$ rm -rf ~/.etwolf/etmain/pb
$ unzip et_linux.zip -d pb
$ cp -R pb ~./etwolf/etmain/
4) Generate an etkeyPoint to http://etkey.org/pages/etkey-home.php, press the Get an ETKEY button, download the file and store it under ~./etwolf/etmain/.
5) Fix sound problemThe most dreadful any Linux Enemy Territory player can witness:
Luckily we can use the SDL backend which Enemy Territory will use as audio device replacing /dev/dsp and OSS.
------- sound initialization ------- /dev/dsp: No such file or directory Could not open /dev/dsp ------------------------------------
Install SDL, extract the et-sdl-sound script, make it executable and accessible to all and edit the et launcher to have Enemy Territory use SDL instead of OSS:
# yum install SDL -y
# gzip -d et-sdl-sound.gz
# chmod a+x et-sdl-sound
# chown root:root et-sdl-sound
# mv et-sdl-sound /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/
# vim /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/et
#!/bin/sh # Needed to make symlinks/shortcuts work. # the binaries must run with correct working directory cd "/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/" export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:. ./et-sdl-sound "$@"
6) Setup widescreen resolutionIf you have a widescreen monitor follow the instructions on my previous blog post HowTo: Widescreen resolutions on Enemy Territory.
And we're done installing Enemy Territory!
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