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Old 03-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
crunchyuncle
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Installing a game....recent Windose convert.


ok heres where i stand
amd athlon 2100
ati radeon 8500 128 mb
640mb pc2100 ddr
fic an11 stealth motherboard
40 gb hdd
memorex cdrw/dvd rom
Linux suse 10.0
GNOME 2.12

I downloaded the eternallands linux version, extracted it blah blah i just need a bit of help with installing it.
the game runs as is just missing a LOT of textures including characters. heres what eternal-lands install instructions are:


To play in Linux:
Download the zip file, and unzip it.
cd to the directory where you installed it.
chmod to 775 and execute el.x86.linux.bin
edit el.ini and change datadir to where you unzip everything
Also, the zip file has no base directory, so you should unzip it in a new directory you create.

cd to the directory where u installed it
and the chmod command is where im a bit confused.
converted to linux and loving it
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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changes the directory you are in.
so if you downloaded it to /usr you would say cd /usr
to check if you are in the right directory type dir and you should see the files
chmod 775 will work for second part. if you ever have a question about a function just type 'man function'
ex:man chmod
 
Old 03-16-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Please explain to me as though I am a child ... I dont know the steps to chmod... i AM a windows convert remember... I do appreciate the help I just don't understand what your saying.. I need an example ... can you put it in context such that i may type it to make it work???? how do i get chmod to change to 775? please help!!
 
Old 03-16-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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open up a terminal to do all of this.
type "cd [unzipped folder]"
that should change to the directory you want
type "chmod 755 el.x86.linux.bin"
This changes the permissions on that file so it has full permissions for the owner, and read and execute permissions for everything else

If you type man [any command], it will usually give you information how to use that command. That was what tamoneya meant when he said to use man chmod

I'd recommend going over some tutorials to learn some of these kind of basics. There's a lot of good sites online, but two I've used are[URL="http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html"]Getting[Started with Linux/URL] and Linux Newbie Guide. The first one is a bit advanced at times, but it's a good walkthrough.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 06:02 PM   #5
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The utility chmod changes the permissions of the file. The permissions are read, write, execute. These permissions can be for user, group, or other. The left number is user, middle is group, and the right number is other. The other is for everybody, so be careful assigning permissions.

Read is 4
Write is 2
Execute is 1

There is a sticky bit that makes sure that all files under a certain directory are set at a certian permission. Usually /tmp is at as 1777.

There are two ways running an executable install file. One is setting the permissions so that the file can be executable. For an example, chmod -v 740 el.x86.linux.bin. Type ./el.x86.linux.bin to run the file. The other way is typing sh el.x86.linux.bin to run the file with out having to set it to be executable assuming it is a shell script. Though it does need to be set as read. Most programs are installed by root and then run by users.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 07:02 PM   #6
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Thank you all so much.

Ive been looking for examples like the ones given above.

suse and gnome help dont even touch these and man 8 is very indirect if your not used to it.

thanks again
 
Old 03-16-2006, 07:50 PM   #7
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ok still have a problem though.. it wont load the graphics.. it is looking in the wrong location for them and even though i changed where it is supposed to look it still cant find them

I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//actor_defs/actor_defs.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/human.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/human.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/dwarf.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/dwarf.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/elf.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/elf.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/gnome.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/gnome.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/orchan.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/orchan.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//languages/en/books/races/draegoni.xml"
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/local/games/el//books/races/draegoni.xml"
Vertex3f: 2
Normal3f: 1
just thought id post this

thanks for all the help i have fixed most of this problem
again thanks

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