id Software has released the multiplayer Linux binary for Return To Castle Wolfenstein. The announcement was made in Christian Antkow’s .plan file. Big ups to Timothee Besset. The 4.57M download is available at:
Disclosure: I am an employee of Activision, Inc.
Here are the install notes:
This setup will install the linux binaries for Wolfenstein Multiplayer in /usr/local/games/wolfenstein (or any other location you request). It WON’T INSTALL ALL THE FILES REQUIRED TO RUN WOLFENSTEIN MULTIPLAYER. You will need to manually copy a number of files to the /usr/local/games/wolfenstein/main directory.
From a win32 Wolfenstein installation, copy the following files to your /usr/local/games/wolfenstein/main directory:
63211149 Nov 13 22:14 mp_pak0.pk3
4449596 Nov 13 13:45 mp_pak1.pk3
1118 Nov 13 16:59 mp_pak2.pk3
315823656 Nov 13 12:50 pak0.pk3
293887431 Nov 12 17:20 sp_pak1.pk3
11026123 Nov 12 17:27 sp_pak2.pk3
ENTERING THE CD-KEY:
The first time you run the game, you will need to go to ‘Options’, and click on ‘Enter CD Key’ button. Enter the CD key (it’s on your CD Jewel case).
NOTE: you don’t need to give a CD key if you are installing a dedicated server.
This release doesn’t contain the single player binaries of the game. The menu command to switch to single player is present in the interface, but it is completely inoperant.
Useful files in this installation:
- see CHANGES for a summary of wolfenstein linux changes
- see QUICKSTART for quick instructions to configure your dedicated server
- see Docs/Dedicated Server Notes.html for more dedicated server information
How to get help and report issues:
- A FAQ with known issues and information about the linux binaries of Wolfenstein Multiplayer is maintained at the following address: