Devastation for Linux, beta 1
This page contains the "it works for me"
installer for Devastation. The installer requires the Devastation
CD and was built against the Retail English CDROM.
It will not work with any non-English/US versions! The English/US CD is v360, the European CD is v367. Currently there is only an English/US Retail v380 patch, so if you played Devastation in Windows, you'd be stuck on v367 too.
A screenshot of the
Here's the Devastation installer: devastation-381-lnx-beta1.run (md5) This installer
LINK TO THIS PAGE, NOT THESE FILES.
Download the above installer. Open a shell and run "sh ./devastation-381-lnx-beta1.run"
Insert your Devastation CDROM when prompted.
Enter your cdkey after installation as described in the README located in your devastation directory.
By default, the installer extracts to /tmp and does random things
there. If you have limited space in /tmp, change the path to some
place where you have lots (370MB) of space.
eg. export TMPDIR=/some/other/place
You will have problems with installation if you do not do this.
This should be done within the same shell that you run the
If your CDROM mount point is listed below, then you can run the
installer without setting SETUP_CDROM. If it is not listed, then
you will have to set it.
eg. export SETUP_CDROM=/some/crazy/cdrom/mount/point
This should be done within the same shell that you run the installer in.
These are the mount points:
If the installer can't find the Devastation CDROM, it is likely that you
do NOT have Joilet enabled in your kernel. Enable Joilet!
This only applies if you have your Devastation CDROM mounted and the installer keeps telling you to mount it.
Wine is used to extract files from the Devastation CDROM. Wine is NOT required, however if you have either Wine or WineX
installed on your system, it MUST be functional! It will be used to extract the files from your CD. If you don't have Wine or WineX,
the installer will use the bundled Wine binaries to do this.
On a related note, if your wine or winex binary is installed in some really
obscure place (ie. not /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin), then you will
have to point the installer to the wine binary.
eg. export WINE_EXEC=/some/crazy/place/bin/wine
Check your data against a working install with this md5. Run md5sum -c
/where/i/put/devastation_380_data.md5 from within your devastation
If you get no sound, try this openal.so replacement. This is the openal.so from UT2003. Place it in System in your Devastation install directory.
Things you shouldn't do:
Submit a bug report to bugzilla about this installer
Send "this installer doesn't work" emails to me
Send "this installer doesn't work" emails to icculus
Send "this installer doesn't work" emails to the Devastation mailing list
Everything that you need to know about this installer will be here on this page.
The Linux Gamers' FAQ
Loki Setup Tools