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Old 01-12-2008, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question How do I add ./bt to the KDE> Games>Arcade list?


Hi
I have a game called btanks. Great game for the kids!
To run the game I first have to open a konsole and change directories, cd /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5
Then I have to type ./bt to run the game.

For my kids, who are rather young, that is difficult to do. So... I wanted to add it to the KDE>Games>Arcade list.

When I edit KDE, I can't seem to put in the right command to get it to start up. How would I do that?

okos

PS if any of you are interested in the game it is at:
http://btanks.sourceforge.net/blog/

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:40 AM   #2
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Using the info you posted, the right command would be /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5/bt.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks reddazz for the response.

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Using the info you posted, the right command would be /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5/bt.
I tried that, but when I click on the game through kde, it acts like it is going to load but then nothing happens.

I don't know all of the usage when editing KDE. I tried to run in terminal still nothing. I am not sure what command to add.

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Old 01-12-2008, 04:52 AM   #4
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Try this in a konsole:
Code:
cd ~
/usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5/bt
Does it run? If not , try this:
Code:
cd /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5
/usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5/bt
Does it run this time?
 
Old 01-12-2008, 05:34 AM   #5
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Try what tredegar says. If the first way doesn't work but the second does, then you'll need to put /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5 under the ''Work Path'' option in your menu entry.
I'm getting the game now too
 
Old 01-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
Does it run? If not , try this:
Code:
cd /usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5
/usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.5/bt
Does it run this time?
The second one works.

The first one gets the following error:
error while loading shared libraries: libmrt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Hey guys I got it to work!

I edited the kde
I entered in the command:
/usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.500/bt

and in the working dir
/usr/local/games/btanks-0.7.500

I saved and ran it through kde.

Thanks a bunch

I am not sure what the problem is with libmrt.so

arungoodboy, if you have any problem getting it to compile just let me know. The instructions are very sketchy.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 04:04 AM   #7
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Quote:
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arungoodboy, if you have any problem getting it to compile just let me know. The instructions are very sketchy.
Phew you weren't kidding! It was quite a mess getting that darn thing working. I had to install scons, libsigc++, lua, and a couple others, and I still couldn't get it to build.
Finally I just got the deb packages and used the excellent src2pkg tool to get the tgz's for my OS. Runs perfect now.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 12:43 AM   #8
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Phew you weren't kidding! It was quite a mess getting that darn thing working. I had to install scons, libsigc++, lua,
I got scons, libsig, and lua prepackaged at linux packages.
I always check there first
 
  


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