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Unreal Tournament [Official Site] has been updated with much better weapon animations, AI improvements, map updates and more. See the full release notes here.

They also put out a fancy new video to show it off:
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Here's how to get it running on Linux, even though it's currently unsupported it's still possible to jump right in and give it a go.

If you want to try it, you have to be logged into their forum and visit this forum post for the download link. It's a 9.9GB download, so grab a coffee while you wait. There's also this AUR for Arch users, but I'm not sure how Epic feels about it being directly downloaded without reading the forum post.

You will also need to do a few quick things to get it launched, since Epic Games still haven't given the Linux version a launcher. Hopefully one day they will pay a bit more attention to the Linux version.

First of all you need to make the game actually have permissions to be launched which can be found at:
/LinuxNoEditor/Engine/Binaries/Linux/UE4-Linux-Shipping
Make it executable.

You can then launch it with this command (in that same folder):
UE4-Linux-Shipping ./UnrealTournament -opengl4

You can also use a simple launcher script (adjust the location to wherever you put it):
#!/bin/bash
cd $HOME'/Downloads/LinuxNoEditor/Engine/Binaries/Linux/'
./UE4-Linux-Shipping UnrealTournament -opengl4


I do recommend using "-opengl4" otherwise it defaults to OpenGL 3 and performance is way worse. Using either of them has graphical issues and not-so-great performance, so it has a long way to go before being a good experience on Linux. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Furious 28 March 2017 at 8:45 pm UTC
I don't have Vulkan capable GPU, but maybe someone try -vulkan -sm5 ?
jordicoma 28 March 2017 at 8:49 pm UTC
Will it ever be a free to download game and a complete one?
I have great memories with the old unreal tournament on linux, but if it doesn't run well, you have to register, and it's not a properly game. I prefer one of the multiples free open source games fps that are already on linux and plays well.
Liam Dawe 28 March 2017 at 8:49 pm UTC
FuriousI don't have Vulkan capable GPU, but maybe someone try -vulkan -sm5 ?
Vulkan last I checked with Epic is not in the Linux builds.
minidou 28 March 2017 at 9:46 pm UTC
I wonder if they're cool with us making an unofficial launcher
ShabbyX 28 March 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC
Geeky comment:

Safer:
cd "$HOME/Downloads/LinuxNoEditor/Engine/Binaries/Linux/"
m0nt3 28 March 2017 at 9:49 pm UTC
I really wish this would work well with mesa and without graphical issues. Makes me want to install my copy of UT2004 to see if anyone is on, if not bot it up. I miss the good ole UT days.
Snowdrake 28 March 2017 at 9:59 pm UTC
UT is really an awesome series ! Nice to see it still kicking !
EMO GANGSTER 28 March 2017 at 10:48 pm UTC
FuriousI don't have Vulkan capable GPU, but maybe someone try -Vulkan -sm5 ?

could buy a Nvidia 1050 there only $100
rea987 28 March 2017 at 10:48 pm UTC
For non-western users; you might need to launch to game with LC_ALL=C pre-argument.

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/5d1dq4/fix_for_launch_failure_of_unreal_tournament/
neowiz73 28 March 2017 at 11:15 pm UTC
liamdawe
FuriousI don't have Vulkan capable GPU, but maybe someone try -vulkan -sm5 ?
Vulkan last I checked with Epic is not in the Linux builds.

I tried ./UE4-Linux-Test UnrealTournament -vulkan and i see in terminal LogRHI: GL_NV_draw_vulkan_image is loaded. but I tried UE4-Linux-Test without the -vulkan flag and noticed the vulkan image is now loaded by default.
I also get 60 to 80 fps with max settings using a gtx 780 ti on my system.

I was getting 30 to 45 frames at max settings with the original default setup.

I also see GL_NV_draw_vulkan_image is loaded with ./UE4-Linux-Shipping UnrealTournament -vulkan as well. the fps aren't quite as stable as the test version. I get framerate lag spikes more-so than on test. mainly when picking up new weapons. but overall it stays 60 to 80fps, but the lag spikes drop it down to the ~20s but it quickly jumps back after the weapon pickup.


Last edited by neowiz73 on 28 March 2017 at 11:34 pm UTC
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