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Old 06-21-2003, 03:03 AM   #1
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Installing Games on a Linux System


Hey Guys,

I'm new to the board and I have just purchased a Linux operating system. I have a Thiz-Linux system. I finally learned to install Netscape on it and boy what a learning experience that was.

I am now having difficulty trying to install this Linux based game called Space Racer.

I have gone as far as untarring the game by using this command below;

tar -zxvf spaceracer-0.2.3.tar.gz

and it goes through it's usual motion, however I don't know what other command to set in place to further install it.

I have tried everything, but I have no clue.

Any recommendation?

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Old 06-21-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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There is usually a README or INSTALL file in the directory that you have untarred. The general way to install files like this are:

./configure
make
make install(As root)

These commands are not always set in stone so its best to check the README or INSTALL files first.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:16 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Crashed_Again
There is usually a README or INSTALL file in the directory that you have untarred. The general way to install files like this are:

./configure
make
make install(As root)

These commands are not always set in stone so its best to check the README or INSTALL files first.
I tired those commands and I get a bad command response.

./configure
make
make install (I'm not sure what you mean by as root?)

Any other suggestions? I did try to read the read me file, but had no luck.

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Old 06-21-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Crashed_Again
There is usually a README or INSTALL file in the directory that you have untarred. The general way to install files like this are:

./configure
make
make install(As root)

These commands are not always set in stone so its best to check the README or INSTALL files first.
Inside the readme file it states this:

TO Install:

just type "configure" then "make" and "make install". The software uses the gnu system install so look next if you want to configure your installation.

That's all it states in the ReadMe file,

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Last edited by dolphans1; 06-21-2003 at 03:25 AM.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:33 AM   #5
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log in as root, go into the directory that you untarred the game into.
type ./configure (note the period before the slash)
then type make
then make install

If you are still getting errors, post the full terminal display with the commands as you typed them and the response...
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:41 AM   #6
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log in as root, go into the directory that you untarred the game into.
type ./configure (note the period before the slash)
then type make
then make install

If you are still getting errors, post the full terminal display with the commands as you typed them and the response...
When you say to log on as root, do you mean to log on in my xterm [root@localhost root]#?

I appreciate the help.

I have tried the above as you've stated.

How can i post the full terminal display?

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Old 06-21-2003, 03:15 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by BlckJck
log in as root, go into the directory that you untarred the game into.
type ./configure (note the period before the slash)
then type make
then make install

If you are still getting errors, post the full terminal display with the commands as you typed them and the response...
I still haven't figured it out. Does anyone have any good linux games that can be downloaded so I can try and duplicate your steps.

I never could install the SpaceRacer game.

d-1
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:07 PM   #8
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A great game for linux is ,RTCW Enemy Territory, wich is free and easily installed since it is a .run file. I can't remmeber where I downloaded it, but just do a google, or go to planetwolfenstein and find the link.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:23 PM   #9
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A great game for linux is ,RTCW Enemy Territory, wich is free and easily installed since it is a .run file. I can't remmeber where I downloaded it, but just do a google, or go to planetwolfenstein and find the link.
How are the graphics of the game?

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Old 06-21-2003, 06:31 PM   #10
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ROOT is the name of the administrator account. He has access to everything (including the ability to install programs).

You can either log in as root at startup, or in an xterm (or any terminal), you can type in "su" , it will ask you for your root password, and then you are root, so you can install programs.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:31 PM   #11
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Originally posted by dolphans1
How are the graphics of the game?

d-1

I would say fairly good, I have not played many fps games so dont know what I can compare it with. You can prolly find some screenshots at www.planetwolfenstein.com. I guess the graphics are kind of similar with the RTCW game.

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