[ut2004] Linux UT2004 w/ Radeon 9800 or 9600 Pro

Gian Paolo Mureddu Thetargos at tutopia.com
Sat Mar 27 22:42:51 EST 2004

Jamin W. Collins wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 27, 2004 at 11:45:54PM +0000, Dennis Dryden wrote:
>>On Sat, 2004-03-27 at 21:37, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
>>>So, any ideas on what I've done wrong? I'm assuming that someone out
>>>there has managed to get UT2004 running under Linux with an ATI 9600 or
>>>9800 Pro.
>>>Just to add to the list of working games, the following run fine on my
>>>system with either the 9800 Pro or GF FX 5200:
>>>- Quake 3
>>>- UT
>>>- UT2003
>>>- RtCW
>>>- NWN
>>Ive got a Radeon 9600 Pro (one of the nice powercolor 256Meg versions)
>>and UT2004 works under Linux, Quake3, RtCW and NWN all work as well.
>>Maybe it the drivers your using. I think im using the 3.7.0 drivers from
>>ATI(the only drivers that work for 9200+ cards). I'm also running
>>Debian(unstable) so it cant be Debain at folt. I find the game almost
>>upplayable on most maps though(fps drops very low) and im guessing its
>>the rubbish ATI drivers and not specificaly UT2004. How well do your old
>>NVidia cads play the game?
>I just tried it with the 3.7.0 drivers, no change (compressed log
>attached).  Would you might sending me a copy of your XF86Config-4?  
For the game's sake, I'd suggest two things, to both of you:
a) Download the 3.2.8 drivers (as long as you are not using a 2.6.x 
kernel they will install just fine, 2.6 requires a little bit of 
patching of the driver). To get it, just go to the download section of 
ATi's page. Then check the URL of the rpm that points to the 3.7.6 
driver, change the name of the rpm to fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm. 
In debian use alien to convert the rpm to .deb.

b) Please make sure you don't have a tls directory under /usr/X11R6/lib, 
if you do, just rename/move the libGL.so files from that directory. This 
boosted my performance with specifically UT2004.

If you have further questions on how to set your ATi cards, please pay a 
visit to the Rage3D Linux forum at: 

Gian Paolo Mureddu
AKA Thetargos.
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