I’m putting together a server for some friends to play Unreal Tournament (yes, the original). I had heard this was doable on Linux, and I have a friend’s old laptop here to play with. I’ll be putting good links here that have helped me to get this working.
I got it all setup in a VirtualBox VM, but need it on the separate machine. This old laptop has a broken screen and no hard drive…no problem! It will be running headless anyway, and I’ve also got a 16GB flash drive. Ubuntu Lucid installs fine on a flash drive - the only recommendation being that you use ext2, as it’s not a journaling file system (it doesn’t write as much to the drive).
Playing Unreal Tournament on Ubuntu Lucid
Unreal Tournament Server Setup for Linux
Loki Installers for Linux Gamers