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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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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    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.
    Nice find Toz; guess this is why you get paid the big bucks

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    thanks toz i shall give that a go when i get off my night shift!

    as i said im a complete noob with regards to linux, after i have installed the 3 files is it just a case of giving the gameplay football file permission to be excutable and the game installs from there?

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    Re: how do i install games manually??

    Quote Originally Posted by csmcpb View Post
    after i have installed the 3 files is it just a case of giving the gameplay football file permission to be excutable and the game installs from there?
    It looks like it already has the executable bit set, so you can just double-click it to start it.

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