This file allows you to set up your own AvP2 multi player server under Linux.
It was never published on AvP2Files before. Better late than never!
-------------------------------------------- Aliens vs. Predator 2 Linux Server version 126.96.36.199 May 7, 2002 -------------------------------------------- Please note that this software is provided "as-is" and is not officially supported by Monolith Productions, LithTech Inc., Fox Interactive or Sierra Entertainment. RUNNING AVP2 ON THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM IS NOT SUPPORTED BY SIERRA TECHNICAL SUPPORT. What's New in version 188.8.131.52 ----------------------------- - [Linux] Added a command-line option to support alternate config files. - Contains all changes present in the 184.108.40.206 update for Win32. Updating from avp2linux version 220.127.116.11 --------------------------------------- 1) Install the 18.104.22.168 update onto your Win32 system. 2) Copy the new AVP2L.REZ file from your Win32 system to your Linux system, replacing the old one. 3) Copy the new avp2linux file, replacing the old one. Requirements: ------------- Software: The Aliens vs. Predator 2 Linux Server binary was built on a Pentium-class Redhat Linux 7.1 system, using a 2.4.xx kernel, and glibc 2.2.2. Other configurations *may* work, as long as pthreads are supported. Hardware: It is recommended that your system's components meet or exceed the following specifications: 450 mHz CPU (x86 Pentium class or higher is required) 128 MB RAM 128 Kbps Internet connection (upload and download) for Internet servers Installation (complete): ------------------------ 1) Install Aliens vs. Predator 2 onto a standard Win32 system. 2) Install the latest update (22.214.171.124 as of this writing). 3) (Optional) Install Multiplayer Map Update 1. It is found here: ftp://ftp3.sierra.com/pub/patches/pc/avp2_en_mp1.exe 4) Run the game, and choose Multiplayer, then Host a game. 5) Choose the Host settings you want, and start the game, then exit. This creates your ServerData directory, containing a file called unnamed.txt. 6) Copy the entire game directory to a directory on the Linux system.* 7) Copy the avp2linux binary into the same directory as lithtech.exe. 8) Make sure the MULTI.REZ file is present in that directory. If you did a compact install, you will need to copy this file from the CD. 9) Start the server with ./avp2linux or ./avp2linux [configfile] Starting the server with no parameters will cause it to use the unnamed.txt file in the ServerData directory. Using the second parameter allows you to specify an alternate config file, which also needs to exist in the ServerData directory. * Be careful not to alter the case of the filenames from the default Windows installation. If you are using Samba, the option in smb.conf is: preserve case = yes Filenames with the incorrect case may result in "Error 103" or "Error 110" messages when the server attempts to start. Usage: ------ This is a non-interactive server. Pre-game configuration is done by editing the config file in the ServerData subdirectory. Commands while the server is running may only be sent by a player in the game who has server control. The server is shut down with CTRL-C. Security Notes: --------------- The Aliens vs. Predator 2 Linux Server WILL open a port on your machine. The default is 27888, and it may be changed in the Settings section of the unnamed.txt file. DO NOT RUN THIS SERVER AS ROOT. It is recommended that this server be run as a user with minimal privilege (ex: nobody). Finally, if you are not the administrator of the system, please get permission before running this application. Mod Notes: ---------- The Aliens vs. Predator 2 Linux server requires its resources to be in rez-file format. It will not work properly with resources that are unpacked into a directory on the system. Legal Information: ------------------ END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR ADD-ON COMPONENTS -- Aliens vs. Predator 2 Linux Server THIS END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS "EULA") IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A SINGLE ENTITY) AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION AND MONOLITH PRODUCTIONS, INC. ("PARTIES") FOR AvP2, VERSION 1.0 AND HIGHER, WHICH INCLUDES COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS (THE "SOFTWARE"). BY INSTALLING THIS UPDATE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE. 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. You may use and publicly display one copy of the Software on one personal computer. A license for the Software may not be shared or used concurrently on different computers. 2. LIMITATIONS. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software. You may not rent or lease the Software. You may make one additional copy of the Software solely for backup or archival purposes. You may not copy any printed materials accompanying the Software. 3. SOFTWARE TRANSFER. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA, provided (a) you retain no copies, (b) you transfer all of the Software (including all component parts, the media on which the Software was delivered, all printed materials, any upgrades, and this EULA), and (c) the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. Any transfer must include all prior versions and upgrades of the Software. Otherwise, you have no right to distribute copies of the Software. 4. TERMINATION. Without prejudice to any other rights, the Parties may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the Software and all of its component parts. 5. NO SUPPORT. 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You may not freely distribute it to any BBS, CD, floppy or any other media. You may not sell it or repackage it for sale. (b) The Software may include "Source Code". Source Code allows you to modify the Software or to construct new variations for use with it. These modifications and variations can be both playable and non-playable. This Source Code is NOT Public Domain. You may not freely distribute it to any BBS, CD, floppy or any other media. You may not sell it or repackage it for sale. (c) Using the Editor and/or Source Code, you may create modifications or enhancements to the Software, including the construction of new levels (collectively referred to as "Variations"), subject to the following restrictions: i. Your Variations must only work with the full copy of the Software, not independently or with any other software. ii. Your Variations must not contain modifications to any executable file. iii. Your Variations must not contain any libelous, defamatory, or other illegal material, material that is scandalous or invades the rights of privacy or publicity of any third party, or contains any trademarks, copyright-protected work, or other recognizable property of third parties. iv. At least once in every online description and with reasonable duration on the opening screen, your Variations must prominently identify (i) the names and email addresses of its creators, and (ii) the words "THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE BY OR SUPPORTED BY Fox Interactive, Monolith Productions, or any of their affiliates and subsidiaries." v. Your Variations must be distributed solely for free. Neither you nor any other person or party may sell them to anyone, commercially exploit them in any way, or charge anyone for using them. You may exchange them at no charge among other end-users. vi. By distributing or permitting the distribution of any of your Variations, you hereby grant back to Fox Interactive and/or Monolith Productions and/or their licensees or assigns an irrevocable royalty-free right to use and distribute them by any means. vii. The prohibitions and restrictions in this section apply to anyone in possession of the Software or any of your Variations. 9. MISCELLANEOUS. This EULA is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. Each of the parties hereto submits to jurisdiction in the state and federal courts sitting in Los Angeles, California. (c) 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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