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lefthanded 12-16-2006 05:54 PM

How to install a .run file?
 
Sorry couldn't find in search engines. I downloaded a linux game and it's a .run file. I don't know how to install it.

Quakeboy02 12-16-2006 06:37 PM

Code:

sh <whatever>.run

pixellany 12-16-2006 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lefthanded
Sorry couldn't find in search engines. I downloaded a linux game and it's a .run file. I don't know how to install it.

If all you got was one file, then it seems likely that it is an executable or self-installing archive of some sort. In the directory with the file:
./filename
See what happens

jonwatson 12-17-2006 03:49 AM

It's very likely that the file you downloaded is not executable. You may have to issue the command

Quote:

chmod a+x filename.run (replace filename.run with the actual name of the file)
before pixellany's solution will work.

muddywaters 12-17-2006 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lefthanded
Sorry couldn't find in search engines. I downloaded a linux game and it's a .run file. I don't know how to install it.

Mind telling us which game? You might get some good tips from others who have installed it. The installer may give options on where to install the files. Root permission may be needed, depending on where the files are installed.

lefthanded 12-18-2006 01:13 PM

Thanks all. The game is Alien Arena 2007. I used chmod +x and did ./finename and a graphical installer began to install the game.


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