Unreal Tournament 2004 is my all time favorite FPS. However, a few things have changed on the OS side since 2004, and I ran into problems when I wanted to play with it.
I’ve fixed the ut2004 launcher shell script to use the 64-bit binary, ut2004-bin-linux-amd64. I’ve also added -openGl to the command line options.
Then I noticed that there was no sound. UT2004 ships its own openal.so file – a pretty old one by now. So I’ve grabbed http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal-releases/openal-soft-1.17.2.tar.bz2, compiled it, and copied libopenal.so to System/openal.so.
That’s it! UT2004 starts again with sounds. Happy killing!