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    Exult: What Do I Need?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm glad to learn that Exult (the Ultima 7 emulator), which I had on Windows, is also available for Linux. I'm a newbie to Linux and I can't figure out what I need to download in order to install it. The link is here:

    http://exult.sourceforge.net/

    What do I need to download from this site? And then what do I need to do with it?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    No, you don't need to download it from there, it is available in the Games and Amusements (multiverse) repository.

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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    cogadh: Thanks! See, I'm such a newbie that I haven't yet learned to accept how easy things can be with Ubuntu
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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    Okay. Another stupid question: I installed Exult and copied my Ultima 7 (original Black Gate version) files to my home directory (I don't know where else to put them). So, they're here:

    /home/ben/Ultima7

    I went to edit the exult.cfg file to let Exult know what the path to the files was and wrote the following:

    HTML Code:
    <blackgate>
        <title>
        blackgate
        </title>
        <path>
        /home/ben/Ultima7  
        </path>
       </blackgate>
       <serpentisle>
        <title>
        serpentisle
        </title>
        <path>
    But when I try to run Exult it can't find the files. What am I missing?

    Thanks in advance (again)!
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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    Okay, I got it working. For others with the same question, make sure that you are editing the exult.cfg file that is in your home directory (not the one in the etc directory).

    Edit the exult.cfg file by inserting between the <path></path> tags this:

    /home/yourname/.exult/blackgate

    repalce "yourname" with your name.

    Put the Ultima 7 files in the .exult/blackgate subdirectory of your home directory (you may have to View-->show hidden files first).
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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    I bought the game a while ago... I think it was the EA classics double cd box... the same with strike commander..

    Sadly, although I know the box exists somewhere in my room I've no idea where it is!

    I have however downloaded the software again from abandonia.com ... but I'm not having much luck setting it up... can anyone tell me where the files go? I've been trying to follow the 'guide' posted here but all I have are some files and a 'static' folder... what stuff goes in the exult 'blackgate/gamedat' folder ?


    ty for any help

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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    Good question. I have Ultima 7 but now I own PPC so I am not able to install Ultima 7 through wine. If anyone has this installed, please give a file listing.

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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    I got it working after some fiddling.

    First, install Exult through Synaptic. Then copy the STATIC folder and the following files into /home/YOURNAME/.exult/blackgate: install.exe, endgame.exe, install.prm, intro.exe, mainmenu.exe, u7.cfg, u7.exe, ultima7.com

    Next, edit the Exult.cfg file by typing:
    sudo gedit ~/.exult.cfg in a terminal window, and edit the path parameters so they read as follows:

    <path>
    /home/YOURNAME/.exult/blackgate
    </path>

    Add the following under the </savegame_path> line

    <music_path>
    /usr/share/games/exult/music
    </music_path>

    Next, go to http://exult.sourceforge.net/download.php and download 'Sound Pack for Black Gate', 'Ogg encoded Music files for Exult Part 1' and 'Ogg encoded Music files for Exult Part 1'.

    Extract the oggs to 'music' folder on your desktop, and extract the jmsfx.flx file to your desktop.

    Then type the following in a terminal window:
    cd ~/Desktop
    sudo cp jmsfx.flx /usr/share/games/exult/
    cd music
    sudo mkdir /usr/share/games/exult/music
    sudo cp *.* /usr/share/games/exult/music

    Then run Exult, start a new game and press Esc to bring up the options menu. Go into the audio options and change the driver to digital. Now the game, music and sound effects should all be working!

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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    Okay so I am running Jaunty 9.04 and I can't for the life of me get this working. It always says data files not found.

    I am using the same copies of U7 BG and SI that I did on Windows.

    I've tried editing the config files in both /etc/exult.cfg and ~/.exult.cfg with no avail.

    When I run exult from the console I see this:

    Code:
    Exult version 1.4.05cvs
    Built at: Oct  1 2008 20:22:47
    Compile-time options: USE_TIMIDITY_MIDI, USE_FMOPL_MIDI, USE_EXULTSTUDIO, HAVE_ZIP_SUPPORT
    Compiler: gcc, version: 4.3.2
    
    Platform: Linux version 2.6.28-15-generic 
    Exult path settings:
    Data          : /usr/share/games/exult
    Digital music : /usr/share/games/exult/music
    
    Black Gate   : not found (<BLACKGATE_STATIC>/)
    Forge of Virtue   : not found (<FORGEOFVIRTUE_STATIC>/)
    Serpent Isle   : not found (<SERPENTISLE_STATIC>/)
    Silver Seed   : not found (<SILVERSEED_STATIC>/)
    OGG Vorbis Digital Music: Disabled
    Trying: `Timidity'
    timidity.cfg: No such file or directory
    Failed to initialize midi player (code: 1)
    Failed!
    Trying: `UnixSeqDevice'
    UnixSeqDevice: opening device: /dev/sequencer
    Success!
    Midi Output: Enabled
    Note that I installed version 1.4cvs from ppa to see if anything changed. Same exact results.

    For the love of all things holy, why is this so hard? Is there any way for me to find out what exactly where exult is looking?

    Thanks..

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    Re: Exult: What Do I Need?

    Data : /usr/share/games/exult
    Digital music : /usr/share/games/exult/music
    It is still looking in this places. How's the config exult file looks like in your $home?
    But you could move the data files to the "default" places instead.
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