True Combat ELITE 6 comments

TrueCombat:Elite (TC:E) by ” Team Terminator ”  & Studio Groove Six is a modification to first-person shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Wolfenstein Enemy Territory is based on World War II & weapons and techniques of that time , TC:E modernizes all aesthetic elements of the game while preserving the fast-paced first person shooter style of gameplay compared to my favourite Counter Strike by Valve Corporation. Also in common with Enemy Territory, True Combat : Elite is cross-platform free software with clients for Linux,Windows & Mac OS X. TC:E remains popular and components of the game including maps and weapons are under continuous development .

TC:E puts you into the role of elite mercenary soldier in the conflicts of two internationally operating forces. Sounds cool ,isnt it 🙂

Game Modes :-

  1. Objective -Each player is deployed(spawns) once per round. As terrorist,  the main aim is to plant a bomb at a specified bombsite and prevent enemy from defusing it till it detonates or to kill all enemies , all this inside a specified timeline . As a special operative, one aims to prevent the terrorists from achieving their goals by killing all the terrorists or defusing their bomb.
  2. Body Count -Deployment comes in 10 second increments. Players that have been killed prior to a deployment are continuously redeployed. Yes, you can call it a deathmatch (kick ass).
  3. Capture The Flag – CTF simulates the game of capture the flag: teams try to bring a flag back to their base from across the map. Unlikely R-obj (known as Reinforced Objective) the goal is to capture as many areas (marked by flags) as possible before the time limit, or the elimination of either team.

Gameplay :-

The gameplay is multiplayer & entirely online .

Download :-

W:ET Full game : here

& Security patch : here

TC:E Full game : here

& Elite patch : here

Features :-

  • Realistic weapon behavior simulation (better recoils)
  • Texture Tone Mapping
  • High quality sounds (44khz)
  • Letterbox & widescreen modes – TrueVision
  • Cross Platform Gaming (Win, OS X, Linux)
  • Sophisticated ballistic simulation including multiple-layer object penetration
  • Professional mode: 1-life, short-timed, objective driven scenarios in realistic environments
  • Reinforced OBJ, as Capture the Flag in stock maps
  • Immersive and lethal, fast-paced action
  • HDR Lighting
  • Rich, deluxe graphics, based on high-resolution digital-camera shots
  • Dynamic Eye Adaption – DynEA
  • Tactical-teamplay oriented, modern-world combat simulation
  • Iron sight aiming system, no crosshair :O (bad news for CS freaks)
  • Sophisticated ballistic simulation including multiple-layer object penetration
  • Lag compensation, client-side bullet prediction, punkbuster support
  • Balanced, team specific set of real-world weapons (Beretta 92, Glock 19, Ump45, Mac-10, M4, Ak-47, and more)

System Requirements :-

  • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory already installed
  • PC with 1.6 gigahertz (GHhz) or higher processor recommended
  • 1 GB of RAM or higher recommended
  • 750 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space
  • XGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution video adapter with at least 64MB of video RAM and a monitor ofcourse 🙂
  • Keyboard and Mouse (:P)or compatible pointing device
  • Check “glxinfo | grep rendering ” . Output should be like ” direct rendering: Yes “in the terminal.

Installation :-

First, you need to get Wolfenstein enemy Territory to your system before installing True Combat Elite .

Installing W:ET :- Refer our previous post For Installation

1. Download Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (W:ET) Full 2.60 with this command in a terminal (if it’s not already downloaded):


2. Installing the game : To install the game, run these commands step by step in the terminal  :-

sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2

chmod +x

sudo ./

Before going further and running the game, we apply the W:ET patch 2.6. Now, open a terminal and type the following :-

wget  /*if not downloaded, then download */


cd /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/

sudo cp ~/Desktop/Enemy Territory 2.60b/linux/* /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/

(Note: Make sure you place the downloaded fie in /home/user directory after download)

Then , type the following in terminal to run the game to test if its working.


Installing TC:E

After installing W:ET  and testing, the next step is to download and install True Combat Elite.

Download the specified file.

For installing the game , open the terminal and change directory to the destination folder of the downloaded file. Then type

sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh

sudo sh

to install the game. Follow the instructions and do accordingly .

Exit the installer and run the game .

The TC:E icon is present in “/usr/local/games/enemy-territory”. So you can also use it to run the game.

After that install the 0.49b patch . The patch is a tar.gz file. Just copy the files in the tar.gz file to /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/tcetest/. You need sudo to do this :

sudo cp ~/Desktop/tce049b_all_os_fixed/* /usr/local/games/enemy-territory/tcetest

and run the game by typing “tc-elite” in the terminal.

Known Issues

1)”VM_Create on UI failed “

Howto Fix :-

The libstdc++5  is missing. For Ubuntu 9.04 and lower, open terminal and type

sudo apt-get install lidstdc++5

Since there is no lidstdc++5 in Ubuntu 9.10 or higher, you need to install libstdc++6 and make a symbolic link to the library libstdc++5. To do that, open terminal and type

sudo apt-get install libstdc++6

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

2) Server not starting :-

Try this :-

sudo apt-get install libx11-6 ia32-libs

and then try to run the server. It should work now.

3) Sound issues :-If you are not getting any sound in the game, then try the following fixes.

sudo apt-get install alsamixer

and then try to run the game.


sudo -s
echo “et.x86 0 0 direct” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
echo “et.x86 0 0 disable” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss

Exit all music players, web browsers etc. then try:

killall esd

If your sound works fine, then:

sudo -s
echo “echo “et.x86 0 0 direct” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss” >> /etc/environment
echo “echo “et.x86 0 0 disable” > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss” >> /etc/environment

This will save the setting.

Enjoy the game !!

About Cell aka Abhishek

A Technology Fanatic, Open-source lover, a future Entrepreneur, & an Innovative thinker, is presently working as a R&D Engineer in the Wind Turbine Industry.

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  • David

    Hey thanks for this I have been struggling to get it to install and this has got me much further!.

    However After following your instructions I get the Sys_Error: VM_Create on UI failed message.

    I followed your instructions for the symlink, but I still get this error, any ideas what to try next?

    Many thanks

  • Try In Terminal
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
    If th Above Version Is Already Installed Then U Might Need To Get Latest Version

  • David

    Thanks I should probably elaborate I’m using Ubuntu 10.04.1, and have installed libstdc++5 already installed as well as libstdc++6

    I tried a reinstall of libstdc++5 through synaptic too but still getting the same error 🙁

  • David

    Updated to Maverick and it started up 😀

  • Nice ….!!! Enjoy 🙂