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December 23rd, 2009, 03:58 AM
I am a longtime Windows XP user running Ubuntu on a secondary computer in my room. I have absolutely no experience using any of the features of this OS so detailed descriptions are greatly appreciated

I have the game KQ installed directly from Add/Remove Applications and it had a bug in which the game crashes when you're in Dungar's house after being attacked by the assassin. (I have seen others complain of this). After searching for a while I came across a site which had an update which fixed the bug


Specifically called kq-0.99.tar.gz
I downloaded it and it's sitting on my desktop. I'm not sure how to make it work! I tried extracting it with Ark but it crashed. Can someone give me specific directions that can get me all the way to the point in which everything works?

December 23rd, 2009, 04:03 AM
.tar.gz is a compressed archive. it contains the source for the game you want. first you'll have to extract the contents, and then compile the game.