This is a problem with WINE it is logged on their sight and it says that as soon as you click on a base or wait about 10 minutes the game will crash. so hopefully next release of WINE we will see an improvement (dont hold your breath)
I added the required three lines to my Xorg.conf file, and everything worked fine for a while.
However, several days later (I don't think it was the very next reboot, actually, but I don't know), my session would not start correctly anymore: The desktop didn't load; I was stuck in a blank screen on login. By running xfix, I restored the original X conf, which made it work again.
Since then, I've no longer been able to use the Options Composite Disable trick, as it breaks X for me...
Last edited by rettichschnidi; September 11th, 2009 at 01:32 AM. Reason: it supports fullscreen
I have the game running fine in Mint 8, but it doesn't run full screen, it's "squeezed" into a 1024 x 768 "window" in the middle of the screen. Anybody know why?
I'm not sure why people say this game doesn't work in Windows, it worked for me in XP, Vista, and now 7, no problems at all. Ever hear of compatibility mode?
this HOWTO work fine to me.
Install Loki´s Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack and patch it by Loki upgrade. Upgrade was traying to install smac-6.0b-x86.run but it fails so I dont know if upgrade was successful or not.
To run Loki´s Alpha Centauri on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic add these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and save it.
(logged as root)
1. open terminal
2. mates@mates-laptop:~$ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3. add these lines
Option "Composite" "Disable"
These lines will disable Compiz Fusion and other visual effects.
5. Now you must restart Xserver by pressing CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE. (this function must be enabled in “System”->”Preferences”->”Keyboard”
Select the “Layouts” tab and click on the “Layout Options” button.
Select “Key sequence to kill the X server” and enable “Control + Alt + Backspace”.)
works with left ALT and left CTRL
After quit Alpha Centauri delete these lines or set "Enable" in added line in xorg.conf and restart X server to run Compiz again.
This work fine for me. Game run fullscreen.
Sorry for my english, it´s not my born language.
I found one here:
Try this one, it will (should) install and update the game without any trouble:
I also created a script which will use xephyr, but I have not yet included it. With this one you'll be able to play the game without to fiddling around with xorg.conf.
If you are interested, please tell me and I'll leave a message in this thread when it is released.
Old thread, but bumping to post this here in case this is helpful to anyone.
How I Got Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Working on Linux
Note: This is for the Loki games Linux version, not the Windows version/GoG.com version. The Windows version installs and runs in Wine but there are sound glitches and frequent crashes.
1.) Follow steps 1 through 5 on this guide. You may have to run sudo to install.
2.) Install Xephyr-- it's in the repositories.
Now we're ready to play:
3.) Run this in the terminal to open a Xephyr screen:
Note that you can change the screen resolution, or run fullscreen if you like.Code:Xephyr :1 -screen 800x600 -extension Composite
4.) Run this in another terminal window to start the game:
...aaaand that's it. I did all of the above steps last night and the game runs flawlessly for me on Kubuntu 10.04.Code:DISPLAY=:1 smacpack
Presumably there is a way to make a script/shortcut that will run the terminal commands in step 3 & 4 for you all in one go, so you don't have to do them every time you want to start the game, but I'm a big newbie to that sort of thing, so someone smarter than I will have to step in and tell us how to do that.