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  1. #1

    how do i install this.. its not in gzip or rpm format....??

    linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh

    thats the file name, its quake3 if anyone is wondering.

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    [admin@dhcppc2 tmp]$ tar zxvf linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
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    thats what it is saying. any clues?

    thanks,
    Drew

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    JAPH Senior Christoph's Avatar
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    I think that you install it by typing sh linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh. I can't quite remember, but I know that it's something like that.
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  3. #3
    well.... it did something, what it did im not quite sure.

  4. #4
    It should have made you agree to a license and answer some other questions, then installed the game.

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    Piano Man PhoenixMDM's Avatar
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    i have quake 3 linux full, installs the same way...

    try:

    ./linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh

    and if that dosn't work:

    sh linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh

    and if ya wanna get tricky, it IS gzipped, see the .gz part? lol, just teasing ya....

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    Senior Member Richard's Avatar
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    It's a shell script.

    To make a shell script executable you should do the following.

    chmod +x filname

    then execute it with
    ./filename

    Most games require that you are root for the installation process.

    If you're ever making your own scripts make sure the intended user has read permissions.
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