[Solved] 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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Smivs wrote:v1.75.3 is now very out of date, and as you realise many OXPs just won't work with it, so it is worth persevering with installing 1.76.1.
Did you read/follow the advice in this thread?
no not the 1.75.3 that didnt work either, i mean 1.65 which works for me. I did once install 1.73 from a tar ball but I removed cause it stopped working oneday its been years since i use that method of installing so maybe im not even doing it right. I did download oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.tgz file from the post that were given but tar is not working or its not finding the file in terminal.

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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Thargoid wrote:
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 $ tar xzvf oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.tgz 
tar: oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
spaceops@spaceops:~$ 
 
fail
You have to be in the same folder that your tgz file is. The above error would indicate that you weren't when you tried to perform the action.

Once you have done that, you need to install it. To do that system-wide, you need

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sudo ./<filename>.run
where <filename> is the name of the .run file that the tgz should spit out. If you want it just local then skip the sudo bit. Note the ./ , as that is needed as Linux doesn't include the current folder in the search path. Indeed if you are still having problems you might want to add it to the tar line, but if I remember well it isn't needed there.[/color]
you mean cd the folder is it in?

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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Yes. For example when I downloaded the 1.76.1 .tgz I saved it to the desktop. I extracted it there and then ran it from the terminal as described. It worked first time.
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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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Yes. The other alternative might be that your current user isn't the file owner and so for some reason might not be able to see it or access it.

I would urge you not to use 1.65, as it's a much inferior version of the game and almost none of the current OXPs will work with it.

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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k so something like this?

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$ cd /home/spaceops/Oolite-dev
:~/Oolite-dev$ tar xzvf file /home/spaceops/Oolite-dev/oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.tgz 

   

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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If that's where you downloaded the .tgz file to yes. By default I think the file will get downloaded to the downloads (or perhaps Downloads) folder under your user, but of course you can change that or move it afterwards. Or as Smivs said, just download it to your desktop.

But whichever folder you download it to, that is the folder you must cd to in your terminal window to perform the command above.

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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It sounds like you've got the downloaded .tgz file in a directory called '/home/spaceops/oolite-dev', yes?
Firstly extract it (right click on it and click on 'extract here') to give you the 'oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run' file.
Then open that directory in the terminal

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cd /home/spaceops/oolite-dev
then run it in the terminal

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sudo ./oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run
enter your password when prompted to, and it should work from there.
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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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k i get this error now

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~/Oolite-dev$ tar xzvf oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.tgz 
oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run
~/Oolite-dev$ sudo ./oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run
$: command not found 

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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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OK, lets keep this simple. Copy the file 'oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run' onto the desktop.
then c&p this into the terminal

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cd desktop
then c&p this into the terminal

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sudo ./oolite-1.76.1.linux-x86.run
enter the password when prompted.
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Re: 10.04~Oolite1.75.3~Game wont start

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k I think i seen this before...where does it go? s or h? thanks all by way

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's' for system-wide. I think you are offered that as the default, so you will need to 'y' for yes if offered a system-wide install.
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Smivs wrote:'s' for system-wide. I think you are offered that as the default, so you will need to 'y' for yes if offered a system-wide install.
i tried home but it failed and i wasnt in root =S

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 Install Oolite system-wide or in your home directory? [S/h] h
You cannot be root and install Oolite in your home directory.
 
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use 's' for system-wide.
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k thanks =) works now

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Excellent :D
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