Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Installing Unreal Tournament 2003 on a 64-bit Modern System

In 2003, I was elated that Unreal Tournament 2003 came with a Linux installer (on Disc 3). All I had to do was run the installer and play the game.

Nowadays, it's not so easy. Linux is not like it was in 2003. Not only has it improved. but it includes tools to allow backwards compatibility.

We'll be installing as root to make the game available to all system users.

First, we need to set a usable POSIX value.

# export _POSIX2_VERSION=199209

The set a usable libc version.

# export SETUP_LIBC=glibc-2.1

Then tell the installer that we are running on a 32-bit system.

# linux32 ./linux_installer.sh

Modify the ut2003 startup script in /usr/local/games/ut2003 with the above information.

Then just use the graphical installation tool, provide you CD key and play the game.

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