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Return to Castle Wolfenstein for Modern Linux

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter originally released on November 19, 2001. The game, like many other classic games, is available at GOG.com and costs only US$5.99.

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Don't bother with old and crusty Linux binaries offered by idsoft; they are problematic and it's painful to use them on a modern Linux. Fortunately for us, there are more modern GPL-licensed Linux binaries available for 32- and 64-bit systems as well as high resolution textures packages. The project at GitHub provides source code that can also be compiled for MS Windows using MinGW.

You can download pre-compiled binaries for 32- and 64-bit Linux, MS Windows and Mac from here. Let's put our files in /usr/local/games/rtcw. As root, extract the downloaded .ZIP file for your architecture to /usr/local/games/rtcw. All we are missing are the game data files. I purchased them from GOG.com.

The game installer downloaded from GOG.com can be unpacked using innoextract, as can most any GOG game.…