Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Demo

October 15th, 2007 by Crusader

id Software has released the Linuxdemo for Enemy Territory: QuakeWars, the multiplayer-oriented first-person shooter developed by Splash Damage set prior to Quake 2 during the Strogg invasion of Earth.Here’s the rundown from the official ET:QW GNU/Linux FAQpage:

The files are available on the BitTorrent tracker and will be on the mirrorssoon. If you have the Windows version already you can get the -update releaseand copy the pk4 files manually.

There is no full client yet, I need to merge some code, package things up andget it tested for a bit. Soon though.

The demo features a single map, Valley,and (rather intelligent) bot support. The game has considerable depth andnuances that may take some time to master; I highly recommend giving the ET:QW 4Newbies site a thorough read to be sure you pick up on everything (likethe asymmetricalgameplay).

Other notes: You’ll want to enable low latency (CONFIG_HZ_1000=y) and preemption in your kernel for optimal performance; here are the system requirements:

  • GNU/Linux x86 system:
    • x64/amd64 systems supported through 32 bit emulation layer only
    • BSD systems through Linux ABI compatibility
    • Pentium(r) 4 2.0 GHz or Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • Kernel 2.6, configured for 1000Hz tick and other low latency settings
  • 3D acceleration (not required for server):
    • SDL >= 1.2 [1] ( >= 1.2.10 recommended )
    • latest OpenGL drivers – correctly configured!
    • nVidia(r) GeForce 5700 (except LE and VE)
    • ATI(r) Radeon 9700

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13 Responses to “Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Demo”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks Id and TTimo! \:D/

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Props to the id software heroes :-)

    I’m off out tomorrow to pre-emptively buy the full version.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Yea, kick ass :)

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I have a reason to upgrade my machine now.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    this beta run great so far.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I got to check it out over my lunch break,, OMG!! it ROCKS!!, it’s soo freaking fun, and it plays great on my not-so-new system..
    1 questions for the GL crew,, I benchmarked quake3 on my work intel mac-pro,, seems setting the preemp to desktop and clock to 1000 I went from 239.2fps, to 255fps using ‘timedemo 1′ and the stock demo.. that’s pretty amazing.. does the kernel settings have a + effect on most other apps,, and why didn’t someone tell me about this sooner ; )


  7. Anonymous Says:

    Should I even bother?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    seta com_showFPS “1”
    seta com_unlockfps “1”
    seta com_unlock_maxfps “1”
    seta com_unlock_timingmethod “1”
    seta com_unlock_maxFPS “90”

    I get always 30FPS. Do anyone know if unlock_maxfps works with Linux?


  9. Anonymous Says:

    hope the full version comes out soon. ive been running windows for last few days just to play this and its killing me :).

  10. Anonymous Says:

    If i buy the windows version through steam on top of wine. When the native Linux client comes out will i be able to use it? iam pretty sure i can get access to the files under the steam directory, but probably not the cd key? arhh its $50 us on steam and about the equivilent of $85 us in my country.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Bought my copy today. Can’t wait for the Linux client so I can install the game.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t know if you can use the Steam version with Linux, but you do get a CD-key just like retail anyway.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Strong Handsome Tall

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