Thread: Americas Army Linux edition
May 18th, 2003, 01:43 PM #1
Americas Army Linux edition
Since Gentoo gaming has released the America's Army live disk does anyone know where or even if you can get the Linux port of America's Amry without getting the bootable disk? I'd really like to try out the game but don't want to have to boot off a disk to do so..
Been searching the mirrors and Icculus.org and have come up with bupkus..Where's Lunch?
May 22nd, 2003, 09:09 PM #2
May 22nd, 2003, 11:12 PM #3
Searching for a good link for you may have given me the answer so thanks for asking Crouse.
Here's some linkage:
I'll have to read the entire thread tomorrow since I'm too tired right now to be conherent enough to read.
May 22nd, 2003, 11:28 PM #4
May 22nd, 2003, 11:28 PM #5
Well, I've read through the forums and the answer is there.
I've got no real desire to try my hand at Gentoo again because of the time it takes to install the thing they have the best damn forums of any Linux distro - bar none. Helpful, knowledgable people. I'm impressed.Where's Lunch?
May 23rd, 2003, 03:10 AM #6
You don't have to install the LiveCD, just run it like Knoopix.
May 23rd, 2003, 07:33 AM #7
I don't want to install the Live cd - I to install extract America's Army from the Live cd to my hard drive. Rebooting my computer to play a game doesn't really sound that exciting to me. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.Where's Lunch?
May 23rd, 2003, 09:59 AM #8
May 23rd, 2003, 10:01 AM #9
The thing is I don't want to play the game off of the Live CD. I want to install it into RH 9 and play it there. If I wanted to reboot my machine to play the game I could just play it in Windows.
Glad to hear you got it to Semi-work though.Where's Lunch?
May 24th, 2003, 02:35 AM #10
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I posted a way to get the game off the livecd and onto your hard-drive over at crouse's forums
there are basically 2 options
1. boot the livecd, then mount your hd and copy the files from /opt/system/armyops-170
2. d'l the iso to your hd in your regular distro of choice, then use the knoppix cloop tools to mount the image and extract the game (this is what I posted over at crouse's - a link actually)
once extracted the thing is ca 400MB I think, so you'll not find too many people hosting it, but you may find it on bittorrent, some of the gentoo folks are strong advocates of that
btw - it plays really well under linux, but I haven't compared it w/ win2k so that's not an objective assessment
May 26th, 2003, 03:21 PM #11
Yep, you're advice and linkage did the trick. I did skip the cloop utility though and just copied the folder to my hard drive.
Thanks again!Where's Lunch?
May 27th, 2003, 12:54 PM #12
What does it play like (never played it for Windows or Linux)? If its any good I may grab the gentoo ISO and rip the binaries out.
eddyI dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
May 28th, 2003, 09:29 PM #13
Eddy...It's a first person shooter. Plays kinda like Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six. Very good game, especially sionce it's free. Limited weapons, but very realistic, good graphics, sound, etc.
May 29th, 2003, 12:37 PM #14
Honestly the most entertaining part to me was to get it working. I went through some of the (boring) training stuff only to find out that you need to setup an account on the web somewhere. I kinda lost interest after that. Might give it a try this weekend though.
May 29th, 2003, 01:07 PM #15
May 29th, 2003, 04:14 PM #16
Scott, do finish everthing. Also, if you want to skip the McKenna Mount Miles training, score a 30 (hits) on the Rifle Training Range (the first training mission, you can replay it). I suggest putting it on scope mode (the Z key) and holding the rifle down so you can see the target, then popping it up and shooting. It will take a few tries.
After that, Complete the Paradrop Training and BOTH sniper courses. The sniper courses are easy (watch out on the M82 range, the rifle jammed on me as I shot the bomb the first time and so I had to replay), and the Paradrop is actually quite fun.
Now, play Americas Army online and kick some butt!
May 29th, 2003, 04:27 PM #17
May 29th, 2003, 04:31 PM #18Originally posted by Creatures
gonna try it out! i hope it works with my GF2, probably
I'm getting a GF3 Ti200 to play this game though, my TNT2 M64 just ain't cuttin it any more.
May 30th, 2003, 12:20 AM #19
Thanks for the encouragement Redwolf. If I get time I might have to give it a go. Right now I'm debating on trying Gentoo (and we all know how long that takes to install). If I don't end up doing that I'll probably give the game a try.
Does anyone know what they're using for an engine for America's Army? I thought it was the Unreal2 engine but it looks more like the original UT to me in the training missions.Where's Lunch?
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