Steam Play - FTEQW
If you'd like a convenient way to FTEQW in order to run games such as:
- Quake (and QuakeWorld, it'll know to differentiate)
- Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
- Quake Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
- Quake II
- Quake II Mission Pack 1: The Reckoning
- Quake II Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero
- Quake III Arena
- Quake III: Team Arena
- HeXen II
Then this is the right tool for you.
It'll play with the new re-release content by default now; if you want it to ALWAYS start with the original, authentic content set PLAY_RERELEASE to 0 inside fteqw_wrapper.
You will not be able to play the new expansions however if you do that!
None, it expects your /bin/sh to handle arrays and things though.
If you have fteqw installed on your system (command -v fteqw) it'll use the system binary. If you don't, it'll grab the latest 64-bit SDL2 binary from https://www.fteqw.org that's statically linked against any third party dependencies. It should be as easy as clicking play!
In order to install it, you just clone the repository into your $HOME/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/ directory.
If the directory 'compatibilitytools.d' does not exist, make sure to create it.
This script will download and install game-logic from the Yamagi Quake II project, as it has a redone save-game system that's ASLR friendly. You are free to provide your own libraries for Quake II and its expansions! This script will not override them.
Copyright (c) 2021 Marco "eukara" Hladik
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