Game Night! - Xonotic LAN


Friday, November 15th

EN 2036 (CS Lab, 6 to 8pm)

No registration required, just come on down!


What is Xonotic?

Xonotic is a modern yet authentic Quake; it runs on the 'DarkPlaces engine', which was initially based on the Quake 1 engine.

As explained by: https://www.xonotic.org/

"Xonotic is an addictive, arena-style first person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons. It combines intuitive mechanics with in-your-face action to elevate your heart rate. Xonotic is and will always be free-to-play. It is available under the copyleft-style GPLv3+ license."


How do I install it?

Installing on Labnet (MUN Desktops)

If you want to use the desktops at the university to play Xonotic, there's a quicker way to download the game files.

# head to your home dir, and make a directory named 'games'
cd ~
mkdir games
cd games

# copy the xonotic zip to said ~/games folder, and unzip it 
cp ~csclub/games/xonotic-0.8.2.zip .
unzip xonotic-0.8.2.zip

# execute the linux startup script for xonotic
cd Xonotic
./xonotic-linux64-sdl

# or, startup xonotic and directly connect to the server being used for the LAN
./xonotic-linux64-sdl +connect cssbin.cs.mun.ca


Installing on your own setup

Use the previous instructions above, but switch out the cp ~csclub... line for this:

...
# download the xonotic zip to said ~/games folder, and unzip it 
wget https://dl.xonotic.org/xonotic-0.8.2.zip
unzip xonotic-0.8.2.zip
...

This setup also assumes you're using Linux/MacOS, see https://www.xonotic.org/faq/ for Windows instructions.


Connecting to the LAN

If you're using the desktops on campus, then you should be set.

However, if you're using your own setup, make sure you are connected to the @Memorial wifi network, not the @Memorial-Guest network; you cannot access the local network through @Memorial-Guest!

The server will be running on campus, by the hostname of cssbin, connecct it to it by putting into following into your address field within Xonotic: cssbin.cs.mun.ca.

After following the instructions above to download Xonotic, just run the following command in the root directory of the game to connect to the server.

# within the ~/games/Xonotic folder
./xonotic-linux64-sdl +connect cssbin.cs.mun.ca

Reminder: the keyboards and mice in the lab are a little sub-par for highspeed first person shooters, and there's also a significant lack of audio coming from said computers too, therefore if you have your own gear to bring with you, bring it!