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"Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter, it can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game."



Install urbanterrorAUR. Unfortunately, Urban Terror has been dropped to AUR (see FS#54262#comment158955.

Running Urban Terror in a second X server

You might want to run this game in an extra X server. To do that, create a new Bash script with that content and mark it as executable:

xinit /usr/bin/urbanterror $* -- :1

Now you can use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get to your first X server with your normal desktop, and Ctrl+Alt+F8 to go back to your game.

Because the second X server is only running the game and the first X server with all your programs is backgrounded, performance should increase. In addition, it is much more convenient to switch X servers while in game to access other resources, rather than having to exit the game completely or Alt+Tab out. Finally, it is useful if Urban Terror crashes. Simply Ctrl+Alt+Backspace on the second X server to kill that X and all processes on that desktop will terminate as well.

Running Urban Terror in a single X server

If you log out from any X sessions if already started up and execute the file from e.g. tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) urbanterror is run on the first X Server (Ctrl+Alt+F7). All terminal output is printed to tty1. This works for mostly every game not depending on a window manager.


How to create your own maps.

Prepare the game files

There are two ways, use the second one if you are low on disk space.

Extract your pk3s (recommended, ~1GB free disk space required)

To get something to work with, you need to extract Urban Terror's pk3 files to a new folder:

install -d ~/urtmapping/q3ut4
cd ~/urtmapping/q3ut4

bsdtar -x -f /opt/urbanterror/q3ut4/zpak000_assets.pk3 --exclude maps
bsdtar -x -f /opt/urbanterror/q3ut4/zpak000.pk3

Or: Give GTKRadiant write access to the game folder (for single user machines)

GTKradiant creates a few own files inside game directory on creating a game profile. This means that you can own to the Urban Terror folder temporarily until these are created:

chown yourusername -R /opt/urbanterror

Then start GTKRadiant and configure the game profile, just use /opt/urbanterror as path). Close it afterwards and restrict access again with:

chown root -R /opt/urbanterror

Please note, that your user will own the newly created files until they get deleted (which is just what we want in this case).

Test your map

Copy your compiled .bsp mapfile to ~/.urbanterror/q3ut4/maps and run:

urbanterror +set fs_game iourtmap +set sv_pure 0 +map ut4_yourmap


Fix urbanterror_ui.shader

Open up ~/urtmapping/q3ut4/scripts/urbanterror_ui.shader in your favorite editor and delete lines 29-55 (from /* to */), because gtkradiant will not recognize this part as a comment and would try to parse it.

Problems with libcurl

UrbanTerror may complain that it cannot autodownload missing files because the cURL library could not be loaded, even though the cURL package is installed. UrbanTerror expects the shared library file to be called libcurl.so.3, but Arch Linux currently uses libcurl.so.4.

To remedy this, start UrbanTerror with an additional parameter from a terminal emulator:

urbanterror +cl_curllib libcurl.so.4

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