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    How to: Install Doomsday Engine (inc. snowberry) for ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04

    Installing Doomsday Engine for doom games (including snowberry launcher) on Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 or 9.04.

    Just a little how to for prosperity. Now, installing the doomsday engine is not difficult as it is available as a deb (compiled by Yagisan) from the dengine hq site here. The trick is in setting up the snowberry frontend as it is not included with the debs for ubuntu.

    For the purpose of this guide I installed deng_1.9.0-beta6.6-1_i386.deb on hardy.

    First make sure you have snowberry's dependencies: python and a recent wxpython (available here at wxpython.org)

    To get a the latest wxpython add this key to your your apt's list of trusted keys
    Code:
    curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
    Add following to your sources list
    Code:
    deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ hardy-wx main
    deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ hardy-wx main
    Update your sources, then install python-wxgtk2.8 from synaptic
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8
    Then install snowberry
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install subversion
    svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/...runk/snowberry snowberry
    Now open and edit "snowberry.py"
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /home/bluefist/snowberry/snowberry.py
    Add "#!/usr/bin/python" without quotation marks as the first line in the script, and make it executable.

    Now run snowberry.py from the terminal
    Code:
    cd /home/bluefist/snowberry/
    python snowberry.py
    Doomsday Engine Frontend should launch and start a setup wizard, tell it where the wads for doom, doom 2, hexen etc. are (I suggest a folder in your home folder called doomsday) and setup addons/display/sound settings to suite yourself.

    Creating a launcher for the client, to do this I created a simple script in my home folder by opening a empty file (lets call it "snowberry launcher") and pasting in the following (replacing your name with mine) and Make the script executable.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    cd /home/bluefist/snowberry/
    python snowberry.py
    exit
    Then you can just create a launcher on your desktop/ applications menu by pointing it at this script.

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    Re: How to: Install Doomsday Engine (inc. snowberry) for ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I've updated it here:

    http://indlovu.wordpress.com/2010/08...-ubuntu-lucid/

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