Hints for you page (fwd)

Ryan C. Gordon icculus at clutteredmind.org
Tue Jul 16 05:21:07 EDT 2002

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Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 11:35:39 +0200
From: Anes Lihovac <anes at gmx.de>
To: "icculus at clutteredmind.org" <icculus at clutteredmind.org>
Subject: Hints for you page

Hello Ryan,

maybe you remember me. I used to be the guy with the Saitek Cyborg
USB Joystick, which has problems to get it run under Linux with
Descent 3.

I saw that you have setup a nice page with many useful hints for
Linux gaming. There are two more things which are maybe of intrest
for you.

Unreal Tournament:
My version of UT will be installed with the 436-goty script, but
will never start. It will fail, because of some missing files.
The missing files are available, but they are packed in the .uz
Unreal format. They must be uncompressed.
A year or so, I found that hint and a script which will do that.

<start script>



for i in ls ../Maps/*.unr.uz
  ./ucc decompress $i -nohomedir

rm ../Maps/*unr.uz
mv *.unr ../Maps
<end script>

Descent 3:

Recently I installed the game again(new HD!!!). I patched and started it.
The joystick didn't work. I exited and started to search. Okay, no "hid"
 and modprobed it. Anyway, joystick won't worked. I searched long. I started
Descent 1. The joystick worked. Hmmmm, I thought. I deleted the
~/.loki/descent3 directory and found then that the joystick will work normal.
Strange !

That's it. Maybe you found this stuff usefull for adding to you site.

One last thing. For Quake 3. I think I found a bug.
Recently I played the CFT Map 4(the space map) against some bots. After I
trippled several times into the void I restarted the arena. Then I realized
that the bots will capture the flag, but they will remain at my flags
position. They will shoot at me, but not move back to their base/flag.
Funny, he ?!?

This happens with the latest version.
I tried to contact Activision, but they only send back an weired auto email.
I thought maybe "you" now better ways to contact the right persons.

That's all.

Best regards

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