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    how do i install games manually??

    hi all
    I am very new to linux and have gone with ubuntu 12.04 as my distro. I have been trying to install greedy car thieves and gameplay football which as far as im aware have to be installed manually, i have downloaded both games and unzipped them, made them excutable but when i click on the excutable literally nothing happens, no error message and does not install. Am i missing a step? or have i just been to pampered by windows?!

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    Are these linux games or do you need wine to run them?

    There's usually a "read me" file that comes with such packages.

    Give us the download links

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    no wine is not needed they are native. i did read the readme files and followed instructions as best i could but i must be doing something wrong!

    http://www.indiedb.com/games/gamepla...ball/downloads gameplay football



    i cannot find the link for greedy car theives now as the developer seems to have taken it off of their website since yesterday for linux!

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    Ok as far as Im concern, not going to happen.

    First line in the read me file:

    "- if you don't have them already, you need to install SDL, SDL_ttf and SDL_image"

    This is RPM (like RedHat) or OSX (Apple). No package for Ubuntu (.deb) unless you build it from source.

    http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.2.php

    Sorry

    There is a Ubuntu sub forum for games. Maybe post there a ask about football (soccer) games for Ubuntu.

    Edit: sorry, just realized that this is the gaming forum
    Last edited by ibjsb4; November 28th, 2012 at 03:29 AM.

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    oh i see! shows how new i am didnt realise that at all! thank you for your help, much appreciated!

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    Actually, the sdl packages do exist in the ubuntu repositories. Do a search in software centre for libsdl.

    I don't have access to a 12.04 install right now, but in 12.10, they appear to be called:
    - libsdl1.2debian
    - libsdl-ttf2.0-0
    - libsdl-image1.2

    EDIT: Just tested it here and it works fine with those 3 packages installed.
    Last edited by Toz; November 28th, 2012 at 04:21 AM.

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