Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Quake 4 Screenshots

Filed under
Gaming

id software released the long awaited Quake4 Tuesday and promised Linux binaries within the week. They had them posted in 2 days! Such commitment to Linux users should be rewarded. Perhaps consider purchasing this action packed exciting 1st person shooter. It features the main character in an army unit aiding the destruction of the invading Stroug forces. He is helped along by many other "army men" and makes for a less desolate and lonely mission.

Phoronix has posted a lot of screenshots to tempt even the most passive of souls. Looks like they got to about where I have. Big Grin

After a few little niggles, I now have the game stable and am enjoying blowing away mean ole strougs. One of the first difficulties arose from some of the pak4 files not being executable. If you get a "can't find default.cfg file" error, chmod those game paks that the installer installs. And make sure you're using the linux binary game paks. The installer overwrites or provides them in place of the ones on the cd. If you're like me, you ran the installer first, then copied the *.pak4 files and faar'd it up! Crash city. Then it dawned on me to rerun the linux installer. Tongue

I have an amd 2800 on an kt400 mobo with 512mb pc3200 ram and an nvidia 6800oc graphics card. I had to turn most of the graphic effects down to the lowest or off to get smooth game play. What a bummer.

But even at some of the lowest effects settings, this is still one beautifully rendered game. Details are amazing and the action is realistic. The sound is no less impressive and with only one of the old 4+1 speaker setups, it sounds like I'm right in the thick of the fighting. One of the cutest things is even though there are the traditional health packs laying around, there are also medics in the squads that will fix ya up and bring your health back up to 100. There are also squad members that will give you fresh armor as well (bring it back up to 100). Too cute.

I suspect there might be a few critics on the horizon waiting to impale this game with insults. It is a shoot-em-up first and foremost, so don't be surprised when much of the action is blowing meanies away! I'm not sure I like it any better than Doom3, but I do like it better than the 200X Unreals.

So anyway, those Screenshots.

quake 4 icons

I made a icon for my idesktop and thought I'd stick it on the server in case anyone else needed one. They are of the "marble" look/theme, and there is a 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 version in the tarball. ...til something else comes along...

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more

GitHub, Seagate, Western Digital & Others Join The Linux Foundation

With LinuxCon starting today in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced their latest sponsorship recruits for some major organizations that are now backing the foundation. Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital are the latest organizations joining the Linux Foundation. Nearly all Phoronix readers should now GitHub along with storage companies Seagate and Western Digital. Adapteva is the start-up Parallella super-computing board. Read more