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dugan 01-03-2013 02:18 AM

Howto: build and play False Genesis' Aquaria repo
Here's how to make and play a current build of Aquaria. I'll assume you're starting with the Steam version because that's how I recommend buying it these days. When you're done, you will have a build that is more up to date than any official release. If you're on a 64-bit distro (as I think most of us are these days), then the resulting binary will be 64-bit native.

Use the Linux version of Steam to install it. That will get you a 32-bit version that needs Steam to run. We'll then make a copy of the game, build False Genesis' Aquaria Clean repo, and put them together.

Assuming you're starting from the Linux Steam version, here are the exact sequence of commands to get it done:


cp -r ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Aquaria ~/aquaria
git clone
cd Aquaria_clean
cp -r files/* ~/aquaria
cp -r game_scripts/* ~/aquaria
mkdir cmake_build
cd cmake_build
cmake ..
# wait
cp aquaria ~/aquaria

You can then launch aquaria like this:


cd ~/aquaria

On my multilib Slackware64 14.0 installation, I've tested it as far as getting the shield song (about 5 minutes in). Everything up to that point works.

kabamaru 02-26-2013 03:35 PM

Thanks Dugan :-) Didn't expect it, but the game actually runs noticeably smoother this way. No issues so far.

dugan 02-26-2013 03:58 PM

Is Aquaria a great game or what!

Just keep playing. It gets better and better. I think it actually surpasses Super Metroid by a few levels of awesomeness.

kabamaru 03-01-2013 01:10 PM

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Hmm... it turns out the git version segfaults on my system every time at a specific part, the one with the huge dog. Fortunately the Steam version picked up the saves with no issues :cool:

The game is indeed very enjoyable. I'm a sucker for side-scrollers. I recently finished Trine, and Trine 2 + expansion. Cool games :)

dugan 03-01-2013 01:27 PM

You should report that to the aquaria-devel mailing list. I guarantee you that they'll fix it quickly.

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