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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory for WINE

WINE Version
(The native Linux version is here.)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
has always rocked as an on-line game.
Trying to capitalize on their success with the online part of Return to Castle Wolfenstien, they developed an online component for RtCW and farmed out the single-player mode. Turns out, the SP mode sucked, so they ditched that and gave away the online game. The Game's PAK files remained proprietary (as always) and they released the source code for the game engine.

The original release had a Linux version as well as Mac and Windows version and can still be downloaded from SplashDamage. The problem with the Linux version is that Linux changed sound subsystems (OSS, ALSA, PULSEAUDIO) and the sound component of the game is no longer compatible with a modern Linux.

Wolf:ET debuted with a native Linux version that can still be installed, but there have been unofficial game engines that have upped the ante for the game. The original version is available for Linux Mac…

Call of Duty: United Offensive

The installation of Call Of Duty: United Offensive should be easier that that of Call of Duty since I could swap out discs. And I say "should" because there's no way to install it since it depends on the un-installable Call of Duty.

Where this all gets fsck'd is that the installer will prompt you for CD2, you can eject CD1 and then successfully mount CD2 as the installer proceeds normally. However, you are then prompted to insert CD1 for a second time. This procedure is part of the stupid Copy Protection scheme where the installer creates the Windows Registry entries, so you can't really skip it, and for whatever reason, Crossover can't accommodate this final swap.

It should be possible to copy both CDs to a directory named "COD" and use the crossover option to treat the directory as the installation media, but that also fails to work.

It should be possible to create a single install DVD from the two CDs, so look here for that. I have not yet attem…