Couldn't load colormap.pcx

Greg Froese gfroese at
Sun Sep 21 01:44:42 EDT 2003

Not sure if this list is still active, I hope it is.

I know this problem has been covered in other places online, but I can't
get mine to work.

I've copied over the files from my Q2 cd to /usr/share/games/quake2 as
the instructions directed and also installed the pak1.pak and pak2.pak
files and the players directory.

This is the error I get when I run "quake2":
bash-2.05b$ quake2 +set game
Quake 2 -- Version 3.21+rCVS
usage: set <variable> <value> [u / s]
using /home/heavy/.quake2/baseq2/ for writing
couldn't exec default.cfg
couldn't exec config.cfg
usage: set <variable> <value> [u / s]
Console initialized.

------- sound initialization -------
sound sampling rate: 11025
------- Loading -------
recursive shutdown
Error: Couldn't load pics/colormap.pcx

I'm on a gentoo system.
Any help is appreciated.

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