Wolf:ET 2.56

September 11th, 2003 by Alkini

Version 2.56 of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory has been released; Linux-specific changes include:

  • catches and disables a DGA mouse issue
  • you can set r_gamma to -1 to use the current X gamma instead of client set ramp
  • fixed text mode setup on glibc 2.3 systems (RH9 typically)

In addition to those, the other version changes are also included (the ones listed in the win32 changelog).

For those with BitTorrent installed, you can download with the torrents listed on

Otherwise, traditional download mirrors can be found at Blues and we have the files mirrored locally:

9 Responses to “Wolf:ET 2.56”

  1. samppa Says:

    I downloaded the update twice using the torrent link, and once using the Blues mirror, but each of these ends up with the following error when trying to run the update:

    # sh
    Verifying archive integrity…head: `-329′ option is obsolete; use `-n 329′
    Try `head –help’ for more information.
    Error in MD5 checksums: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e is different from 3b7430fddd36750a573a15bf945cb56e

  2. wolf31o2 Says:

    The problem is your version of head is “too new” and no longer supports the older – format.

  3. TTimo Says:

    wow. bug in makeself then?
    that was packaged with a recent CVS version of makeseilf though. oh well

  4. tyreth Says:

    I’m quite annoyed, because I bought a new gfx card (a cheap leadtek GF FX5200, not ultra) to get some extra fps. It made almost no difference in linux (maybe 1 or 2 fps), while in windows it made a difference of 10+fps…and not just that, it ran significantly faster with both my old and new cards in windows.

    Very annoying, but no-one’s been able to tell me why it’s running so much slower in Linux.

  5. TTimo Says:

    I am not sure what the internal MD5 sums are (those are generated by makeself during packaging), but md5sum on the actual files should say:


    If you don’t have this then you don’t have the right files.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I have installed it from 3dgamers. No errors.

    In the game though, it seems that the medic and covert ops are damn near bulletproof. The FedOps dies after 3 hits from a mp40. And various other things that are a bit confusing at first. Actually, I’m still confused. I’m attempting not to get shot in the first place, but it’s a bit hard.

    It has made my skill level take a kick to the shin, but I think it adds to the challenge. Very nice game. Running quite stable at all resolutions on an Nvidia Ti4200. All this, and it’s free. I honestly can’t ask for more. Thanks I.D. You rock.

    PS- I pre-ordered Doom3 as a thank you.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    would be cool.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Is there a way to change the Fast Writes and SBA settigs in the NVidia agp driver? If so do they help anything?

    my /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status says:
    Status: Enabled
    Driver: NVIDIA
    AGP Rate: 4x
    Fast Writes: Disabled
    SBA: Disabled

    but the /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card files says:
    Fast Writes: Supported
    SBA: Supported
    AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
    Registers: 0x1f000217:0x1f000104


  9. integr8er Says:

    I got Return to Castle Wolfenstein – Game of the Year, for my 47th birthday from my daughter and I do not want to put it on Windows. What is the basic process for doing it on my RH9.0 Linux desktop? Sorry for the stupid question, but I am a Linux convert and the Linux gaming is on my weak side. – pointers please :-) Much appreciated…

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