Hi, this is a successful How-To install TrueCombat:Close Quarters Battle on modern GNU/Linux distro:
For your information, I was trying since many years to try your games but I never succeeded before. Yes, I always failed to try to try.
It is almost impossible to get the exact configuration that True Combat mods require. Because to install them it’s needed to have the official Wolf: ET working, then check the patch for Wolf: ET, then check the mod, then check the patch for the mod, then check the patch for the patch etc.
Sometime you must tweak your distro too because these binaries are so old! If you are lucky, perhaps the game can launch before crashing later, for example by loading a map.
The TCE mod is the worst one! TCE is distributed as a bzip2 tarball inside a gzip tarball embeddeded in a gzipped shell script plus a zip patch archive…
I was trying since many years… And two days ago I succeeded for the first time in my life!
It was easy to me: I first installed ET:Legacy, then I made a symlink from ~/.etwolf/tcetest to ~/.etlegacy/tcetest and it has worked out of the box!
Then I made another symlink for cqbtest, and it was working too! That means my setup was good. I successfully launched TCE and CQB mods and joined TCE and CQB servers for the first time in my life.
It's a fact, ET:Legacy is the only way to play to CQB on GNU/Linux today. They made an awesome work.All these screenshots were taken from ET:Legacy running TCE and CQB.
So, I wrote a script to write down all I know about how to install TCE and CQB on GNU/Linux because the step is very high for beginners. You can use it or read it to know how it works and how it is complicated to not use it.
Since the worst was done and since I was on my momentum I also extended the script to install TrueCombat Quake3 mods.
You can find the script here : github.com/illwieckz/pimi
You will find a detailed documentation too.
This script can be use to help someone to repackage them since it cherry-picks each usefull file in multiple archives and leaves what is useless apart.
Above all, this script is written to help users to install CQB. With this script, GNU/Linux becomes the easier platform to install CQB.
There is probably some bugs because CQB is old now, but you can successfully join online servers and play.[Edit: updated links and instructions]