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1. Introduction

This miniHOWTO is about how to get the OpenGL/GLX Linux QuakeWorld client compiled and working on systems with standard OpenGL hardware acceleration support.

This procedure was developed while struggling to get glqwcl.glx to work on a system with Linux Slackware 7.0 (2.2.16), XFree86 4.0.1, a GeForce 256 DDR video card, and NVIDIA's 0.9-4 MesaGL drop-in replacement lib/driver (libGL.so.1.0.4).

1.1. New Versions of this Document

The lastest version of this mini-HOWTO can be found at:

http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/LinuxGL-QuakeWorld-mini-HOWTO/

If you'd like a ready to compile distribution of QuakeWorld that has this HOWTO's procedures performed on it already, then you can download it at:

http://www.comptechnews.com/~reaster/index.html#games

1.2. Copyright Information

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