UT2004 in Vector Linux using an older version not the current
Avt: Heres my post, it's already at a large TAM community forum:
I now generally game on Vector Linux with UT2004 inside the desktop XFCE in a non admin account and online play is very smooth. I was able to install Vector Linux then choose the lilo bootloader and tell it to save on the ex3 Linux partition were Vector is installed then I pointed to it with easybcd from windows. I backed up both of my dualboot operating systems, Windows 7 64bit and Vector Linux 32bit partitions up with the non free Paragon Drive Backup Professional. A decent free option would be Clonezilla as long as you dont use the ext4 partition and keep in mind you need to mount Clonezilla somewere on it's own partition so it can go to work. To 1.backup and 2.restore my lilo bootloader I use this command since I'm using a sata harddrive: 1. dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.img count=1 bs=512 2 dd if=mbr.img of=/dev/sda count=1 bs=512 To install I just used the linux installer on the UT2004 dvd which took two seconds to begin the install by typing: sh linux-installer.sh from a terminal on the root desktop. After installing UT2004 in any distro thats slackware based, I have only tested this on zenwalk and vector linux is login as root in terminal then type: updatedb press enter then after it's done type: slocate ut2004. Then you can copy and paste in TAM or UTComp and the ESR gun into your usr/local/ut2004 folder (I like UTComp just because you dont have to wait to fight again but it's also nice to watch your teammates play without loosing your score by spectating while playing TAM). With this you can locate your ut2004 install folder and add the mega patch from loki gamers linux installers, (the community pack has all the maps) loki installers for linux gamers . http://www.liflg.org/?catid=6&gameid=17
To customize swap in Vector Linux: FileSystem/ Proc/ Sys/ VM/ Swappiness. Here is how you can restart the X server in Linux is by typing: control alt minus then after your screen gets huge type: control alt plus. I dont use the default terminal on the desktop to run UT2004, I go into system and use the other terminal in there.
Screenshot of TAM gametype (this isn't installed by default): http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2421/tamgametype.jpg Screenshot spectating ingame: http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8362/tamk.jpg
TAM server pings could look high but I'm also behind a monowall box, that might have something to do with it.
Unrelated: This is me specing in the invasion gametype: http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/9347/ut2004invasion.jpg
*Sorry the pictures don't work, I will get them from my email and fix them later.
It might sound really simple but for someone just migrating from windows and is a TAM player in UT2004 then this will help. I found the irc channel to ask for help on #vectorlinux at Freenode and to connect I use either Xchat2 for windows or just Xchat portable.
This is how I setup Nvidia in my laptop using Mint Mate and setting up Optirun:
Install Bumblebee if you have intel and nvidia graphics in the same machine and setting up optirun:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo apt-get purge bbswitch-dkms bumblebee-nvidia
That installs the PPA-Purge utility and removes BBSwitch and Bumblebee
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
That installs the proper Linux headers. For some reason, BBSwitch wouldn't (for lack of a better word, insert) itself into the kernel.
Hard Drive= Corsair Force Series 3 SATA III 120 GB - SSD | 1To HDD 7200RPM
Video Card= Gainward Phantom III (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580) - 3GB RAM
Speakers/Headphones= Razer Megalodon
Keyboard= Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Mouse= Razer Mamba 2012
Mouse Surface= Razer Ironclad
Operating System= Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Motherboard= ASUS P8Z68-V
Computer Case= Antec Nine Hundred
The SSD firmware is unstable at the moment but when it comes out it will be twice as fast. My friend says it boots up in three seconds.
My Gaming Computer Specs: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 3.3 Motherboard,EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 640mb Videocard, 4gb OCZ Platinum Dimm; Memory in F11 bios, Quad 6600 Intel CPU, Tagan 600 Watts Power Supply, LG dvd rewriter supermulti, Cooler Master Centurion case. The only reason I havn't updated my pc specs on the homepage is because it takes so long to repair all the links so they open in a new page, I will fix it though.
My current UT2004 gaming clans website is http://cd-clan.net/index.php
I found this freebsd firewall that really compresses packets allot and seems to improve speed http://m0n0.ch/wall/installation_cdrom.php
This software will cleanup a just bought computer http://pcdecrapifier.com/home
My new gamin rig specs
Gigabyte mobo, Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 124,
HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 154