>About ET / id
id is really amazing in their Linux support and they usually GPL old game engines so that the community benefits. In fact, many of the free games we play use a modified version of their quake3 engine. And Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is released free (as in beer) from them. Overall, id rocks!
There is also the Ubuntu Community Documentation which I plan on updating. If you have trouble with my guide try the more complete one.
Direct Link To Torrent
If that doesn’t work go to this page:
This is a list of torrents from id including patches for many of their games on Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as many demos. We are looking for et-linux-2.6.0.x86.run.
Install using sudo (I use the defaults), but whatever you do DO NOT RUN when you finish the install. Exit the installer and then type et. If sound doesn’t work, continue on.
Make Sound Work
There are apparently several ways to get this to work (look at community docs). Only one has ever worked for me.
Run this line as root: echo “et.x86 0 0 direct” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
No really, you might have to run “sudo su” and really be root to have this work. Just running sudo doesn’t seem to work for me after the first time.
If that was the solution for you, let’s add this so it gets run at start-up.
sudo nano /etc/init.d/makeETwork.sh
Add This to File
echo “et.x86 0 0 direct” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
Exit nano and make it executable
sudo chmod uog+x makeETwork.sh
Make it run at bootup
sudo update-rc.d makeETwork.sh defaults
Reboot and try to play
Want ET in Games instead of Other?
Go To System-Preferences-Main Menu and drag and drop it.