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woohoohoo
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Posted at: 2009-05-23, 08:32

Hi,

For some reason build 13 on Linux has gone kapput.

I've been playing it a week, and no probs other than having to delete V12 off my system 1st.

Yesterday i clicked the icon to play as usual in my home folder, and it does nothing, not even a warning/error message. I went into folder in terminal and tried to run widelands from there but, it says widelands is not installed, please type in apt-get widelands to install. (this downloads V12 again, so i didn't do that).

I treid to download it again, it did, but the folder totally dissapeared on my computer. I tried again, same thing, even though all downloads go to my desktop. I checked temp folders etc and did search also, including hidden files.

this morning tried again, downloaded to desktop. But, after extracting, i click on widelands and it does nothing at all. I tried to run in terminal, but says i need to install widelands.

I downloaded it again, and now it says 'null-value'. What has happened? I've not changed anything on my laptop.

I'm running ubuntu 8.10.

Cheers!


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Posted at: 2009-05-23, 08:40

To run something on Linux, you do not simply type the name of binary (like 'widelands') in terminal. Before it there must be a dot and a slash (so './widelands' - this means the file is in the current directory) in the same directory as binary is.

What does it return now?

Edited: 2009-05-23, 08:41

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woohoohoo
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Posted at: 2009-05-23, 08:42

just downoading again, will try and report back in a few minutes.

I don;t get how it used to work by clicking on the icon in the folder, and now it doesnt.


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woohoohoo
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Posted at: 2009-05-23, 08:55

Ok, did as above, says "./widelands: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".

So i need to find libSDL? I found in Synaptics, installed, tried to run, still says xcannot find.

I tried to install through terminal, it does something, but wont run the game.

Edited: 2009-05-23, 09:07

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woohoohoo
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Posted at: 2009-05-23, 09:39

managed to get it working, had to download a load of libsdl files.

Thanks for your help.


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