I want to use practice mode till I get better; but when I press play, it goes to the ad screen, after the time delay I hear music audio, but the ads do not go away, nor do I ever see any visual (arena, bots , nothing. Running Linux (Ubunto). The install seemed nominal. Clearly I missed something?
I have the same problem.
(Firefox, Ubuntu 12.04 x64 , OpenGL drivers installed)
I wonder if the ad stays until the game is ready... but it never gets ready. Do you choose a map you already downloaded to start your practice with?
I checked it today. Online matches works fine.
But practice-mathches don't works: after waiting timout it returns quit-page.
Select a map you actually downloaded. Must be that.
Originally Posted by _Ded_
Yes, this occurs if you try to practice with a map that isn't in your standard map pool.
Play an online match on a map, and then start a practice match on that very map. This should load you into the practice match. Then you can use the escape menu to check which other maps are standard and call vote those maps.
confirmed, thanks cookmike for the fix.