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Quake Wars Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 26, 2014.

  • by booman, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    Quake Wars follows the tradition of the original Enemy Territory based on Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Team Objective-based tournaments where you follow a campaign and complete goals to win the map. Amazing vehicular warfare, mutiple classes, all the eye candy you want and a native Linux release!

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing and optimizing Enemy Territory Quake Wars in Linux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Enemy Territory Quake Wars. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Download Linux Binaries

    Go To: http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/

    Click FAQ Quake Wars
    Click "id's Software FTP" link: ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/etqw
    Download the ETQW-client-1.4-full.x86.run Linux Installer

    Save ETQW-client-1.4-full.x86.run to your desktop
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    Installing Linux Binaries

    Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
    Navigate to your desktop
    Type:
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    Press Enter
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    Make the binary executable
    Otherwise you will get an "access denied" error

    Type:
    Code:
    chmod +x ETQW-client-1.4-full.x86.run
    Press Enter
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    Note: type ETQW and press Tab to auto-populate to avoid making "typos"

    Run Binaries
    Type:
    Code:
    ./ETQW-client-1.4-full.x86.run
    Press Enter
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    Accept License?
    Press Enter
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    Installation path
    Type:
    Code:
    /home/username/etqw
    Note: use your login in place of "username"

    Press Enter
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    Automatically Copy DVD files

    Enter the retail DVD into your drive

    Punkbuster?
    Copy files from game DVD?
    The Linux installer will automatically find the necessary files from the DVD and copy them
    Press Enter
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    Punkbuster License
    Press Enter
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    If you do not have the DVD the files also exist if you have Quake Wars installed in Windows or Steam.
    You can manually copy the files.

    c:/Program Files/id Software/Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars/base
    pak000.pk4
    pak001.pk4
    pak002.pk4
    pak003.pk4
    pak004.pk4
    zpak_english000.pk4
    megatextures/area22_lit.mega
    megatextures/ark_lit.mega
    megatextures/canyon_lit.mega
    megatextures/island_lit.mega
    megatextures/outskirts_lit.mega
    megatextures/quarry_lit.mega
    megatextures/refinery_lit.mega
    megatextures/salvage_lit.mega
    megatextures/sewer_lit.mega
    megatextures/slipgate_lit.mega
    megatextures/valley_lit.mega
    megatextures/volcano_lit.mega

    patch content:
    pak005.pk4
    pak006.pk4
    pak007.pk4
    pak008.pk4
    zpak_english001.pk4
    zpak_english002.pk4
    zpak_english003.pk4

    Copying files
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    Installation Successful
    Press Enter
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    Launching Quake Wars

    Go to Home
    Open etqw directory
    Double-click etqw
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    Click "Run in Terminal"
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    At first launch Quake Wars will ask to download a patch
    Click Yes

    Note: You can still setup your user and settings before installing the patch.

    Patch 1.5 will autmoatically download to /home/booman/.etqwcl/
    But needs to be installed

    Installing patch

    Open Terminal
    Crtl+Alt+T

    Navigate to .etqwcl directory
    Type:
    Code:
    cd /home/username/.etqwcl
    Press Enter
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    Note: Enter your login in place of "username"

    Make patch binaries executable
    Type:
    Code:
    [chmod +x ETQW-client-1.4-1.5-update.x86.run
    Press Enter
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    Execute the binaries
    Type:
    Code:
    ./ETQW-client-1.4-1.5-update.x86.run
    Press Enter
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    License Agreement
    Press Enter
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    Accept License?
    Press Enter
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    Path to game files
    Type:
    Code:
    /home/username/etqw
    Press Enter
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    Note: Enter your login in place of "username"

    Punkbuster?
    Press Enter
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    Accept license?
    Press Enter
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    Installing 1.5 Patch
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    Installation Successful
    Press Enter
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    Optimization

    Launch Enemy Territory Quake Wars again
    Click Options
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    Click Settings
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    Start by click ing "Auto Detect Settings"
    Play the game for a while and see if the frame rate is smooth enough for your system.

    Adjust Resolution and Quality
    Click Apply
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    Advanced
    Adjust the Texture Quality sliders to improve visuals
    Adjust Lighting, Foliage, Terrain, Debris, Shaders, Effects and Anti-Aliasing to improve the quality of your game.
    Click Apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Quake Wars ran beautifully on my GeForce 550 Ti with everything cranked on high. The models, animation and action is amazing and extremely fun. Thank id Software for providing a linux port.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017

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