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Old 10-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Im a newb...I need some help installing a game.


I am new to Linux.

I need help figuring out how to install a game to Linux Fedora Core 4.


Can someone please help me.

Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ What game?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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Re: Im a newb...I need some help installing a game.

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I am new to Linux.

I need help figuring out how to install a game to Linux Fedora Core 4.


Can someone please help me.

Thanks
Any game. I have 3 that i want to install now.

-Temple Of Elemental Evil
-Rise of Nations
-Men of Valor
 
Old 10-29-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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go in the directory,
assuming your using KDE.
right click (in a white area, not an icon)->action-> open terminal here

usually, it's this:
./configure
make
su
[insert password now]
make install

but if you use gentoo, it might be:
su
[insert password here]
emerge name-of-game

and if you install games such as xpilot-ng or xpilot, (I forgot which), you will need to do extra steps...

read the "README" file and "INSTALL" file for instructions.


If you didn't download sources but binaries, it'd be good if you specify the type of file you downloaded and what distro you use.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mimithebrain
go in the directory,
assuming your using KDE.
right click (in a white area, not an icon)->action-> open terminal here

usually, it's this:
./configure
make
su
[insert password now]
make install

but if you use gentoo, it might be:
su
[insert password here]
emerge name-of-game

and if you install games such as xpilot-ng or xpilot, (I forgot which), you will need to do extra steps...

read the "README" file and "INSTALL" file for instructions.


If you didn't download sources but binaries, it'd be good if you specify the type of file you downloaded and what distro you use.
Thank you very much.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 08:49 PM   #6
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You're always welcome at LQ.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 05:44 PM   #7
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obviously im stupid....because this is all foreign language to me....Im a long time MS user....bluh....and i have no idea what you mean by all this.

*sigh* i know, pretty bad, so could you explain this to me in small words?

Like what directory and where the heck can i find it?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 08:41 PM   #8
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Google tells me that they are all Windows games. Linux won't run Windows software, any of it. You can use programs like Wine or Cedega (not free) to try and run them but you may not get the best results.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 10:16 AM   #9
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You can find nice games that are cross platform and open source at sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net

My suggestions are
frozen-bubble
supertux
wesnoth

by order of preference.
 
  


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