Xonotic Game Review, How To Setup on pc?

Hardware necessities

Minimal (low settings):
1.6 GHz single-core CPU
onboard GPU
Optimum (60 fps on regular settings):
2.5 GHz dual-core CPU (for background duties - Xonotic is single threaded)
four GB RAM
GPU with 512 MB VRAM
Linux, macOS, or Home windows 7 and later

Upgrading from an older model

Since Xonotic model 0.5 we’ve supplied an auto-update device that can seamlessly improve your shopper to the most recent launch, supplied you’re utilizing an official launch or auto build to start with. You'll find this device in your Xonotic utility listing. To make use of it, begin by navigating to the misc->tools->rsync-updater subdirectory, then double-click (or in any other case execute in a terminal) the “update-to-release.sh” inside this listing.

There's additionally a “update-to-release.bat” script for Home windows customers. This script will study your set up and replace solely the records data wanted to deliver your copy updated utilizing the “rsync” device. Very quickly you’ll have a shiny new shopper with which to play!

When I attempt to launch Xonotic on Linux, nothing occurs

It’s doable you’ve by accident launched the devoted server (e.g. xonotic-linux64-dedicated) which runs silently within the background. It shares a lock file (~/.xonotic/lock) with the conventional executable and prevents it from launching. Kill any processes which have exotic within the title (you may additionally have to take away the lock file manually) and check out once more.
Use the executables with sdl or xgl of their title to launch Xonotic.

Once I will be a part of a server or after a map change I see nothing however a black display screen, however, I can nonetheless transfer and shoot
That is in all probability since you don’t have the map that’s working on the server or it did not obtain accurately. Strive to clear your cache and restarting Xonotic.

For Linux customers: that you must have libcurl put in, in any other case you gain be capable of obtaining any maps. libcurl ought to be obtainable in any Linux distribution, simply seek for “libcurl” and set up it in your distribution’s bundle supervisor.

Can’t launch Xonotic on macOS Sierra or later

(Full error message: “You've reached this menu resulting from lacking or unlocatable content material/knowledge. You might take into account including -basedir /path/to/recreation to your launch command line.”)
Within the Finder, control-click the app icon, then select Open from the shortcut menu. Click on Open on the dialog.
This occurs as a result of Xonotic will not be signed utilizing an Apple developer key.

Once I begin Xonotic all I see is a black display screen or a black display screen with some checkered squares

This occurs when the engine can’t load the info*.pk3 file or has bothered to initialize OpenGL. The explanations might be:
  • You unpacked the zip file without folder names, see How do I install Xonotic?
  • On Linux: the present listing will not be your Xonotic/ folder.
  • On Mac: you tried to extract and transfer the record data from a Xonotic replace and it deleted the previous records data. When utilizing the mac GUI please you'll want to transfer solely the records data not the folders as that may delete the previous record date or use the mv console command which is not going to delete the previous record date.
  • The engine couldn't initialize OpenGL. Please set up the most recent drivers on your graphics card. You'll in all probability discover one on your card there: Intel, AMD, Nvidia.
  • Your obtain is perhaps corrupted, please obtain Xonotic once more.

Utilizing Linux I solely see the map however no gamers and gadgets

This occurs when the engine has to bother initializing OpenGL. The explanations might be:
  • The engine couldn't initialize OpenGL. Please set up the most recent drivers on your graphics card. You'll in all probability discover one on your card there: intelAMDnvidia.
  • You do not need permissions wanted for 3d acceleration. Normally that you must add your self to the group video, you are able to do that by way of the console as root like this: usermod -a -G video YOUR USERNAME. It's good to logoff/in afterward.

Once I begin Xonotic my display screen is flickering

That is identified to occur on Home windows with Intel graphic chips and is a bug within the graphics drivers. A workaround is to set Flip-Policiy to blit. Open the management panel, there ought to be an icon is known as Intel® GMA driver (or one thing like that), double click on it. Click on 3D Settings to search out the display screen with these settings.

What's the distinction between the config and set up directories?

The setup listing is what you get whenever you unzip the downloaded file. We normally name it Xonotic. Since Xonotic (the sport) doesn’t want set up, Xonotic (the folder) will be anyplace you set it.
The config listing (typically known as person listing) has a particular location relying upon your OS however we normally name it ~/.xonotic since most gamers and devs are on Linux. ~/.xonotic incorporates all of your settings and it’s the place you possibly can put extra maps or belongings when experimenting with the sport or working your personal server.

How do I set up new maps?

Maps normally ship as .pk3 file. All it's a must to do is to repeat this file to the <config folder>/knowledge/ listing. Map packages that had been downloaded from a server throughout enjoying find yourself in <your config folder>/knowledge/dlcache/ and are solely used until you exit Xonotic. If you wish to play them domestically or use them to set up a server of your personal you possibly can “settle for” the packages by shifting it one degree up - proper subsequent to your config.cfg.
An intensive listing of maps is at xonotic.co

How can I place a shortcut to Xonotic on my Linux desktop?

Use the script xonotic-Linux-SDL.sh or xonotic-Linux-glx.sh as an alternative of the binaries. The scripts will use the proper working listing, select the correct model (32 or 64 bit) and in addition let you begin a further X server.
Use the Multiplayer / Create menu to start out a hear server. You'll at all times should play your self in a hear server. If you wish to create a server without being compelled to play your self please check out the file readme.txt within the Xonotic/server/ listing the place the devoted server is defined.

Which ports do I've to open in firewall/ahead from my router to run a server?

The default port is 26000 UDP. You'll be able to change that within the Multiplayer / Create menu or by beginning Xonotic with the parameter -port or having a line port within the server config file. For those who comply with the tutorial talked about above, you don't want this command line argument as will probably be completed within the config file created for the server.

So as to add the command line argument on Home windows, create a brand new shortcut to xonotic.exe or xonotic-dedicated.exe and proper click on on it. Choose properties and -port within the “Goal:” line. Make sure that the “Begin in:” line incorporates the complete path to your Xonotic folder and click on “OK”. The parameter will probably be used should you begin Xonotic by way of that new shortcut.