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Old 12-03-2017, 11:27 AM   #1
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OpenRCT2 on Slackware

This week I felt the urge to play some Roller Coaster Tycoon and I immediately went looking for a slackbuild to install OpenRCT2.
To my surprise there wasn't any slackbuild available, so I tried running the binary, distro-agnostic launcher offered by the developers. After installing some missing dependencies now it's working like a charm, and I wanted to share my happiness together with the dependency list I needed to install, in case someone else is interested.
I started with a full install of Slackware64-14.2 with multilib enabled, then the following additional packages were needed:

- qt5 (with dependecies libwacom,libinput,libxkbcommon), I grabbed the alienbob's packages
- jansson, also available in alienbob repository
- libpng12, used the slackbuild from SBo

I think qt5 can be skipped when building the package from source, since it's used only by the binary launcher (it's useful to get automatic updates).

For those who don't know it, OpenRCT2 is an open source effort of rewriting the original Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 engine in modern C++, and it's a very nice piece of software.
Unfortunately it needs the original game files to extract some assets, so you will need to get them from a Windows or a Wine install (an effort to rebuild the closed source assets is in progress, so the original game won't be needed anymore in the near future).
Old 12-06-2017, 11:41 AM   #2
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Yep, I play OpenRCT2 as well, builds fine on -current without qt5 (just watch out for sdl2 updates.)
Old 12-06-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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We should create a package group for OpenRCT2.


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