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Re: [TCLUG:5737] Anybody running Quake3?

AFAIK I don't need because I'm using  The
Quake3 docs say that it will try to load first but if it doesn't
find that it will try  It seems strange that they
do it in this order since it seems to me that libMesaVoodooGL seems to be
the preferred method.

Does it look to you guys like the program is failing while loading
XFree86-VidModeExtension?  It looks like VidModeExtension is a part of
XFree86 for switching video modes (resolutions?) but I wasn't able to find
out much about it on the web except for a list of who coded it.  Anybody
know where I can find more info?

BTW:  I can run the 3dFX test program just fine...I'll bet the problem's
got something to do with my XFree86 install.  One strange thing is that
when I'm running X I sometimes get error messages about MetroX...I don't
know what *that's* about.

Thanks for any leads,

PS:  I ordered Redhat 6.0 and a new harddrive so this problem will probably
go away in a week or two but I wanna play quaaaaake now dammit...

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>Jim Raney
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>On Sat, 1 May 1999, brady wrote:
>> When I try to run Quake3 I get the following messages.  Everything looks
>> OK except a couple of "failed" messages but those look more like
>> warnings than errors.  However it seems to freeze on the bottom line.
>> Could anybody who's gotten it to work tell me what their startup
>> messages look like so I can compare?  Or does anybody have any other
>> ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Brady
>> [root@localhost q3test]# ./linuxquake3
>> ----- FS_Startup -----
>> Current search path:
>> /usr/local/games/q3test/baseq3
>> ----------------------
>> Running in restricted demo mode.
>> ----- FS_Startup -----
>> Current search path:
>> /usr/local/games/q3test/demoq3/pak0.pk3 (639 files)
>> /usr/local/games/q3test/demoq3
>> ----------------------
>> execing default.cfg
>> couldn't exec q3config.cfg
>> couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
>> ----- GI_Init -----
>> 12 arenas parsed
>> 4 bots parsed
>> -------------------
>> ----- Client Initialization -----
>> ----- Initializing Renderer ----
>> -------------------------------
>> ...loading QGL_Init: Can't load from /etc/
>> or current dir: /usr/local/games/q3test/ cannot open shared
>> object file: No such file or directory
>> failed
>> ...loading Initializing OpenGL display
>> ...setting mode 3: 640 480
>> Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 0.9
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