Jack is going to put the new Linux UT distribution up on unreal.epicgames.com soon. Everyone should download this. If you already have UT installed, just unarchive the LinuxCoreSystem.tar.gz file in your UnrealTournament directory. Otherwise, install as normal.
This version fixes problems with the installer. I’ve had a couple people outside Epic test it and they say it works great. Send feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This version also has other improvements. DGA mouse is now the default. If you are using XFree86 3.3.3, you’ll need to disable it by editing the UnrealTournament.ini (or Default.ini if its your first run) and changing DGAMouseEnabled to false. DGA mouse improves mouse performance quite a bit.
I’ve also turned off function guarding. This means that the game won’t spit out detailed information when it crashes, but it gives a pretty decent speed up.
Finally, I’ve included Erik’s optimized bit copier. This should make dedicated server performance better. This will be available for windows server operators with a maintenence patch that will be released later this week.
On to other stuff.
Cliff, James, and I have been absorbed by the Half-Life Counterstrike mod. This mod is so kick ass. Maybe I can use my position as a developer to influence the game? Counterstrike developers: Please please please add a Steyr Aug to the game. That’s my favorite gun and I’d love to blow away anti-terrorism teams with it. :)
Over Thanksgiving I installed Caldera’s OpenLinux distribution for my father. I was surprised at the ease of installation. The entire process was graphical, and while the files installed it asked you configuration questions. This is exactly the kind of stuff Linux needs to attract less geekish users.
I bought a few new CDs. Here is what I’m listening to:
Dismember – “Death Metal”
Dismember – “Massive Killing Capacity”
Hecate Enthroned – “Upon Promeathean Shores”
Ancient – “The Halls of Eternity”
Arcturus – “Aspera Hiems Symfonia”
The update on Unreal Technology page notes:
If you already have UT Linux installed, just unarchive the LinuxCoreSystem.tar.gz file in yourUnrealTournament directory and add DGAMouseEnabled=True to the [XDrv.XClient] section of your UnrealTournament.ini.Otherwise, follow the installation instructions in the README.