[Gtkradiant] Nexuiz trouble

Mihai Draghicioiu mihai.draghicioiu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 07:59:51 CDT 2008

Yes, I know it's an example path, I was the one giving the example :P

I set the engine path in GtkRadiant preferences (/home/mihai/Nexuiz),
and it's ok, it finds the executable.

My guess is the engine complains about missing data files because it's
not run from the gamedir, but probably the GtkRadiant current
directory. So it probably looks there... dunno... In linux, a simple
patch can fix it so that the engine looks for data files in the
executable's directory (the program must add `dirname `readlink
/proc/self/exe`` (in shell backquotes... should be easy to implement
in code) to its path -- it points to the full executable path).

I also figured out how to run and have it directly  load a map, just
use +map <mapname>.

It seems that the "+devmap" option is hard coded, not in the xml
files... Found something in radiant/watchbsp.cpp but I'm not gonna
edit it right now... I guess it should autodetect if the game is using
DarkPlaces or at least if the game is 'Nexuiz'.

Thanks :P

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:46 AM, Forest Hale <lordhavoc at ghdigital.com> wrote:
> You must hand edit those files to have the proper paths, the "/path/to/gamedir/nexuiz-sdl" is an example path.
> Mihai Draghicioiu wrote:
>> Hi. Me again. Trying to make a Nexuiz map. i make the map, build it,
>> and when it's supposed to run the engine, one of two things happen:
>> 1. It tries to run /path/to/gamedir/nexuiz-sdl, and it doesn't, cause
>> there is no 'nexuiz-sdl' executable (I'm running under linux)
>> 2. I make a symlink nexuiz-sdl -> nexuiz-linux-686-glx but the game
>> complains it can't find data files (says I should run with -basedir or
>> -gamedir or something).
>> Also, if I try running nexuiz from a console, with
>> 'nexuiz-linux-686-glx +set sv_pure 0 +devmap bar' (bar is the test map
>> name), it just goes to the regular menu. I know nexuiz is running
>> DarkPlaces, so maybe LordHavoc can enlighten me on this one. "+set
>> sv_pure 0 +devmap bar" is what GtkRadiant tries to run too.
>> Note that I installed the 'nexuiz.game' files from the windows
>> installation of GtkRadiant... Not sure if it matters any... I tried
>> installing the Quake 3 .game files by running:
>> svn checkout https://zerowing.idsoftware.com/svn/radiant.gamepacks/Q3Pack/branches/1.5/
>> ./GtkRadiant/games/Q3Pack
>> but after I did python install.py and ran gtkradiant, quake 3 wasn't
>> in the list.
>> Thanks,
>> Mihai
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