Need help installing a game for the festival?
Although this whole sub-forum is dedicated to helping people with installing, setting up and running their Free Software games, considering this festival is a special event, if you need help installing any of the games included in the gamefest, you can ask here.
I am not sure which GNU/Linux distribution or operating system (Windows, BSD) does everyone participating run, and if you need help installing please post. I will just post quick (too quick in fact since it's just that easy) instructions for Debian/Ubuntu based systems and Windows:
You need to install tremulous and tremulous-data packages via synaptic or apt-get on command line:
sudo apt-get install tremulous tremulous-data
I thought of using a bacported client, but I am not sure about advantages. HTTP download did not work for me. Still, the differences seem to be minimal enough for even backported client to be a compatibility problem if someone wants to use it. For instructions on how to install it refer to the linked thread.
Alternatively, all GNU/Linux users (regardless of the distro) can install Tremulous from a self-extracting .run file available here. This is also where Windows users can find an .exe installer.
Install nexuiz, nexuiz-data and optionally nexuiz-music packages via synaptic or command line like this:
sudo apt-get install nexuiz nexuiz-data nexuiz-music
Ubuntu 7.04 (feisty) does not have a latest version of Nexuiz, but it can be downloaded and installed from getdeb.net. Just download the packages and run them. Upon entering your password it will install. I have to mention that installing from third-party repositories like this is not always recommended, but I've done it on feisty myself and it didn't cause any problems. The packages would appear to be safe.
Ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy) has the latest version of Nexuiz in its official repositories.
Install openarena and openarena-data packages via synaptic or command line:
sudo apt-get install openarena openarena-data
Same as with Nexuiz, Ubuntu 7.04 does not have the latest version. You can also download and install it from getdeb here.
Newest Ubuntu 7.10 for some reason does not have the latest OpenArena with it either, which is something I don't really understand, but there we go. You can either try playing with the version that is in there, 0.6 or try installing a 7.04 package on 7.10.
Alternatively you can install OpenArena by unzipping it from a package that you can get here. That page also has Windows version for download.
If you have ANY questions, just ask!