[quake2] Error during start

tom fogal tfogal at cisunix.unh.edu
Tue Aug 16 12:53:52 EDT 2005

sorry, been having mailing list trouble...

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From: tom fogal <tfogal at cisunix.unh.edu>
To: quake2 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [quake2] Error during start 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:21:10 +0200."
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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:39:10 -0400
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 <1124202070.6453.8.camel at blade>Daniel Seichter writes:
> ------- Loading ref_softx.so -------
> LoadLibrary("ref_softx.so") failed: No such file or directory
> Refresh failed
> recursive shutdown
> Error: Couldn't fall back to software refresh
> What is ref_softx.so? What else I have to install?

ref_softx is the X-based software renderer.  It is created as part of
the build process for icculus (and just about all other variants) of

By default I think it searches for renderers in the current directory,
so you'll have to cd to the install directory and run the quake2 binary
from there. It sounds like you used some kind of package manager that
is unfamiliar to me, so I'm not sure where this directory will be.


- -tom

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