I have downloaded Xonotic using the orange download button on the site, but now I have no idea how to:
- Unzip the zip file of Xonotic
- Install Xonotic
- Run the game Xonotic
I have looked everywhere, please help.
Right click the (xonotic-0.8.1.zip) (0.8.1 is the latest version at date) with your mouse and choose (Extract here)
Open the (Xonotic) folder
Start game by double click the purple (xonotic-linux64-sdl) icon. It might say windows instedt of linux and 32 instedt of 64, depending on what OS you are using.
That's it! Can't get any easier.
O.B.S! Xonotic require no installation! it's all ready to go after the extract!
Note A: If you can't see the folder after the extracting has finnished you might need to restart your PC.
Note B: Since Xonotic require no installation you will have to download each map in each server 1 time. It will take a few MB of your HD storage.
Downloading, unzipping and running Xonotic can be accomplished by opening a Terminal window and copying and pasting the following commands one at a time (Note: the file
xonotic-0.8.1.zip is a reasonably big download at 940 MB) :
cd wget http://dl.xonotic.org/xonotic-0.8.1.zip unzip xonotic-0.8.1.zip cd ~/Xonotic ./xonotic-linux-glx.sh
If the game does not run particularly well with the last command (it ran fine here) you can use this alternative:
cd ~/Xonotic ./xonotic-linux-sdl.sh
There are a few other choices in there including a Makefile that installs to
/usr/local but the above will be enough to get the game running and I would advise simply running it without system installation.
The screenshot below shows me getting soundly pummeled playing the game:
Note: To get the screenshot above I utilised the quite handy 'windowed' mode which is run with the following command:
cd ~/Xonotic ./xonotic-linux-sdl.sh +vid_fullscreen 0