Linux NetMag #2
Titel: Quake II
The classic Linux game is Quake II.
It was one of the first games that was developed parallel for
WINDOWS and Linux and is very popular on Linux..
But what to do if you are done playing all levels at highest
[ XQF | MODs |
Anyone who does not known yet: Quake, Quake II, Doom, Heretic and Descent
I are playable on Linux. You need the original game and a special
add-on for Linux which you can get in the internet. For Quake you get this
special program e.g. at http://planetquake.com/linux.
But what to do if you played all levels? You should use the multiplayer
How to use the net? Read further!
Of course you want to play Quake II in the internet to see how well
prepared you are. You do not need to make an appointment with friends to
meet in the net for a game. There are many servers and players that are
happy if another victim joins a game. To find these servers you
can use the program XQF which
presents very comfortably the actual available servers. You are able to
choose a server that fits perfectly to your interests like level, number
of players and very important: the connection velocity. You join
a game with a double click on the entry. Quake II connects to the server
on its own and downloads levels, add-ons and player models if necessary.
Now you find a partner or enemy at any time because the
servers have always high traffic and the players are heavily armed. The
player with the highest connection velocity has the advantage over the
others because he can move very very smoothly.
It is also possible to play with more than one player from the
local net using one telephone line if the PC with the dial-on connection
supports masquerading. This reduces the telephone bill and team
play will be much better, if this is allowed --- or the other will not
catch you at team play.
If this is not enough for you how about MODs?
Additional weapons, objects and new mission objectives are
available. A lot of MODs have been created until now and many run on Linux,
The most popular MODs are:
A big choice of MODs for Linux is available at Linux
Quake2 Mods (LQ2M) .
Capture The Flag: You play in teams
against each other
Catch The Chicken: The
guy with the chicken has to fight against all other players and tries to
survive as long as possible
Lithium II: increases
the possibilities in deathmatch games
Night Hunters: Chase
in darkness with IR-goggles and flash light
If you play in a multiplayer game you want to be recognized. At http://www.planetquake.com/q2pmp
you have the opportunity to get many player models and skins. You
have the choice between the Kellogs-tiger for softies, Aliens for
SF-fans and the Linux maniac becomes a penguin or you mutate to a killing
Also Bill Gates is available, but no one wants to play him, just kill him.
Interesting for everyone with a headache is the following model:
Yippee Kieay, you . . . !