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Quake 4 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

I was digging thought some old boxes the other day with my son and he came across Quake4 and thanks to the guide from Hamish
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/playing-quake-4-on-linux-in-2018.11017 I was able to get the game up and running again for my son to play.

I also found my SE Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Aaaaa the first real BF style multiplayer game that work really well under Linux, the memories :). Might see if will still run in 2020.

Hamish 9 Feb

You are probably going to face the w_char bug:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/28093
https://forums.splashdamage.com/t/etqw-oddities-with-glibc-2-15-fix/139035

It is not entirely game breaking, but annoying and hard to resolve.

spoonie_au 15 Feb

Cheers Hamish :)

i bought ETQW a long time ago, played it briefly multiplayer, a month or two at most
a later update and the fact that the DRM (punkbuster) broke and is a dead joke
i lost my account info, my statistics, and basically started over
since then i have never played it again

it wasnt a bad game really. it just wasnt amazing either

i can tell you punkbuster is dead. if nothing fixes that then i doubt anyone is playing anymore.

Found some servers but no one is playing.

Are you able to log in for multiplayer? I thought that wasn't possible anymore after the authentication server were shut down.

The last time I was able to log in and play, there were still a couple of people playing ETQW.

It's still a great game.

Last edited by Plintslîcho on 8 March 2020 at 9:44 am UTC

Quake 4 was awesome! Especially the "walker" segments.

I wonder what happened to it

Last edited by Duck Hunt-Pr0 on 10 March 2020 at 2:25 pm UTC

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