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Old 09-30-2003, 07:55 AM   #1
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Another Newbie question

Hello again,

I got a question whic might sound stupid, but hey, im a newb. The questions is:

i just downloaded an online game called Planeshift, and i extracted the tar.gz file, but i dont know what to run after that. I was assuming it was pssetup.bin but when i try to open it, it does nothing. No windows pop up, it acts as if i didnt even touch the file, so what should i do?
Old 09-30-2003, 08:03 AM   #2
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Look for the instructions or online docs...

maybe a file like... "README" or "INSTALL" would have further info

...just an idea...
Old 09-30-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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yeah something funny about that, there is no readme or install.
all i need is simple knowledge of how to run programs, as i have said. i am a linux newbie, and i was assuming that i open the .bin file, but obiously it didnt work, so how am i supposed to install the program?
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are you trying to execute it?
and if it doesn't work first do chmod +x pssetup.bin and then ./pssetup.bin
Old 09-30-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
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hmm, neither on em worked :\ something else strange, it doesnt automatically download plugins off the internet like Java, or Runescape (another online game) its almost as if my computer doesnt recognize what i want it to do, oh yeah, and im running mandrake 9.1 on an AMD K6-2 w/3Dnow, but it seems to run very slow (eg. programs take a long time to boot, web pages load slow, and after having more than 3 processes running, the mouse hangs.


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