Games: Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory


by ross at 03:07:29 on October 27, 2012

Install the game

# cd /usr/ports/games/linux-enemyterritory
# make install clean
# cd /usr/ports/games/linux-enemyterritory-etpro
# make install clean

Create /usr/local/share/applications/et.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

You can start the game by clicking Applications Menu - Games - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

Setup Enemy Territory

$ mkdir -p ~/.etwolf/etmain

$ cd ~/.etwolf
$ fetch
$ tar jxf pb.tar.bz2

$ cd ~/.etwolf/etmain
$ fetch

Unfortunately EvenBalance discontinued support for Enemy Territory, so no new PunkBuster for us.

But in order to play the game on most servers you still need a key that was generated by PunkBuster. How? There is a site: Press the button to get an etkey file. Copy the file to ~/.etwolf/etmain/ directory.

When launching the game the first time hit ~ to activate ingame console and type:

> exec grandpa.cfg

Set monitor resolution:
> seta r_customwidth "1680"
> seta r_customheight "1050"

> vid_restart

Close the console and play the game online. Once connected you will be able to change the options you activated by execing grandpa.cfg.

Chances are you will find my key bindings quite unusual. In this case click Options - Controls - Defaults to reset them. But when you are familiar with the game enough to create your own custom bindings you can use my config as a guide.