[ut2004] OpenAL questions

Xipher xipher at xipher.us
Thu Apr 22 16:05:14 EDT 2004

the ~ means its in your home directory. if you actually do cd ~, it will 
take you to the current users home, if you do like ~otheruser, its the 
other users home. basicly you just create that file in your home dir, 
and Openal will reference it when running.

rix wrote:

> Xipher wrote:
>> What they are saying, is put the new libopenal.so.0.0.7 in the place 
>> of the one that ut2004 uses 
>> "/usr/local/games/ut2004demo/System/openal.so" by default. I would 
>> recommend though backing up the old one first, possibly by moving it 
>> to openal.so.backup and then copying the new one to the dir, with 
>> openal.so as its name.
>> rix wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>    I'm kind of confused about about the instructions on this page 
>>> "http://icculus.org/~warp/ut2004/ ". I got the source tree from CVS 
>>> applied the patch and did:
>>>     (1) ./autogen.sh
>>>     (2) ./configure --enable-alsa --enable-capture --enable-optimize
>>>     (3) make
>>>     (4) make install
>>> The part I'm confused  about is this comment:"This will give 
>>> src/libopenal.so.0.0.7 .Shove it in 
>>> /usr/local/games/ut2004demo/System/openal.so"
>>> Does this mean I'm supposed to delete openal.so and use 
>>> libopenal.so.0.0.7 instead?
>>>    Also, with the ~/.openalrc file, do I just create the file and 
>>> leave it in my home directory? The tilde at the beginning has me 
>>> confused as I don't know what it does or represents.
>>>          TIA
>>>          Rick Belins
> Thanks. I took care of that, now I was wondering if anybody could 
> ansmer my question about the *~/.openalrc* file. Do you create the 
> file with the appropriate settings and not worry about where it goes? 
> What function does the tilde serve?
>                TIA
>                   Rick Belins

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