Howto: unreal tournament 2004 on the new Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

I assume you have already installed the game..

Since the libstdc++5 is no more in the repo, let’s download from here:

(choose your correct version, that is 32 or 64bit, and install it)

Then download the 3369-2 patch:

Copy and replace everything (default path /usr/local/games/ut2004/), if you prefer by graphical interface just run nautilus in root mode:

sudo nautilus

Now if you are on 64bit, just modify these file:

sudo gedit /usr/local/games/ut2004/ut2004

and substitute lines

if [ -x “${UT2004_DATA_PATH}/ut2004-bin” ]

exec “./ut2004-bin” $*


if [ -x “${UT2004_DATA_PATH}/ut2004-bin-linux-amd64” ]

exec “./ut2004-bin-linux-amd64” $*

And you are done

Ps: if you have problem with the sound, just run ut2k4 with aoss:

aoss ut2004

Hope its useful 🙂


Howto: ATI CAL on Karmic 64 bit with Boinc (Collatz project)

Coming from a recent upgrade from 8800gt to 4870 x2, I really wanted to put this new monster under work with Boinc ( you can exploit your ATI gpu only if it’s on this list)

But there were so many problem: i spent more than two days with segmentantions fault, creating deb driver packages, no gpu relevating, ecc..

This is how i solved :p

1) Check you have drivers installed AND working properly

Download the Catalyst 9.12 (the lastest) here

I never got they working properly by creating the deb in this way:

./ –buildpkg Ubuntu/9.04

I just installed in the normal way:

sudo ./

Next, next, next, …

At the end:

sudo aticonfig –initial


You must be able to run the desktop effect

2) Download and install Boinc

Here the last linux x86_64 6.10.32



It will create a folder BOINC in that directory


Now, before the critical point you need to be sure to have the option nopat added after the kernel in grub (tested with 2.6.31-20)

..and maeby even “libqtgui4” installed…

Prey the ATI big-tits goddess

And run


If you get something like

16-Feb-2010 22:04:30 [—] ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 4700/4800 (RV740/RV770) (CAL version 1.4.519, 1024MB, 1200 GFLOPS peak)
16-Feb-2010 22:04:30 [—] ATI GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 4700/4800 (RV740/RV770) (CAL version 1.4.519, 1024MB, 50 GFLOPS peak)


They are two here, coz i have a 4870 x2

3) Configure Collatz

Now download collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14_r1.2.tar.bz2

– copy both and to /usr/lib64

cd collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14_r1.2/app

ldd collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14

you should see something similar to this: => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373b4e3000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373b6d1000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373b914000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373bb33000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373be3b000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373c08e000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373c29d000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373c5e2000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373c7fd000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373c91e000) => /lib64/ (0x00002b373cb27000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373cd2b000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373cf3d000)
/lib64/ (0x00002b373b4b4000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373d273000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373d477000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00002b373d679000

– copy the app_info.xml, app file and the 2 libs ( and to projects/

– make sure to have a copy of the 2 libs ( and removing 64 from the name in /usr/lib64/

sudo ln -s

sudo ln -s

4) Test it

cd ../collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14_r1.2/test_files

cp ../app/collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14 ./

cp../libs/* ./

and run the test: ./collatz_2.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu__ati14

It will take some time (in my case just ca 20s)

Now, to run Boinc you need the demon


and the graphical interface

sh run_manager

Both of them run in BOINC folder

It’s over, you can join Collatz (the only project at the moment supporting ATI gpu computing, Milkyway is still on the “way” )

A thanks specially to Stoffel, Marco Vuano and this blog

Ubuntu karmic 9.10 and Unreal Tournament

After the installation, just install the, you can find it here 🙂

Then, if you running on a 64bit you will need to do a little modify

sudo gedit /usr/local/games/ut2004/ut2004

Then, add after the exec something, in order to be like this 🙂

# Let’s boogie!
if [ -x “${UT2004_DATA_PATH}/ut2004-bin” ]
cd “${UT2004_DATA_PATH}/”
exec “./ut2004-bin-linux-amd64” $*
echo “Couldn’t run UT2004 (ut2004-bin). Is UT2004_DATA_PATH set?”
exit 1

Finally, the link under Application -> Other, will work B-)