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    Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Ok, listen this thread is for reporting luck in getting the old school loki games running on the new bright and shiny Hoary.

    Let me start this off:

    It seems that Sid Meir's Alpha Centauri works.

    Both Heretic2 and Myth2 (my first linux game ) segfaulted when running on Hoary.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by ACK!!
    Ok, listen this thread is for reporting luck in getting the old school loki games running on the new bright and shiny Hoary.

    Let me start this off:

    It seems that Sid Meir's Alpha Centauri works.

    Both Heretic2 and Myth2 (my first linux game ) segfaulted when running on Hoary.
    Descent3 doesn't work.

    fackamato@fackamato:~ $ descent3
    SIGNAL 11 caught, aborting
    Recursive signal cleanup! Hard exit! AHHGGGG!
    Archlinux / Ubuntu.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    descent3 works, some file required renaming, that fixed segfault problem. i dont remember exact filename (/usr/local/xxx/descent3/xxx.hog)

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by v6sa
    descent3 works, some file required renaming, that fixed segfault problem. i dont remember exact filename (/usr/local/xxx/descent3/xxx.hog)

    Yes, google revealed it:

    Q: Descent 3 doesn't work on my 2.6 kernel, how can I fix it?

    A: su - to root, cd to your Descent 3 directory (/usr/local/games/descent3, usually). Then ln -s ppics.hog PPics.Hog
    Archlinux / Ubuntu.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    After a lot of research I've finally managed to get SimCity 3000 running! Moreover, I think that this might solve a lot of these "Segmentation fault" problems.

    With a basic install, this is what happens:
    Code:
    michael@ubuntu:/opt/cxoffice$ sc3u
    sc3u: relocation error: sc3u: symbol _dl_global_scope, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file ld-linux.so.2 with link time reference
    I installed libg++2.8.1.3-glibc2.2 and libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2, but I'm not sure if this is the root of the problem. Just in case, make sure these are installed.

    Updating the game is a good next step. Although Loki is closed, there are still product updates available on the net. The site I used was http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/lokigames/patches/ , but any site listed on http://updates.lokigames.com/ will do. Instead of using the generic Loki update tool, which I suspect will not work because their updates server is down, downloaded the latest patch as a ".run" file.

    Just to be sure, I made the update script executable:
    Code:
    chmod +x  sc3u-2.0a-x86.run
    Run the update script with "--keep". The "--keep" option is VERY important, I was not able to get the script to run otherwise:
    Code:
    sh sc3u-2.0a-x86.run --keep
    Running the game with just "sc3u" results in a segfault. The solution is to instead start ALL Loki games with:
    Code:
    LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 /usr/local/bin/[NAME OF GAME]
    In other words, to start SimCity 3000:
    michael@ubuntu:~$ LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 /usr/local/bin/sc3u

    NB: Some have reported that using LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.4 works better for them. I haven't had a problem with 2.2.5 so far.

    References:
    http://updates.lokigames.com/
    http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/lokigames/patches/
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...088#post956088
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...16#post1308916
    http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...d=934&forum=15
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/55591

    Hope this helps!

    -Mike Glukhovsky
    Last edited by mglukhovsky; March 20th, 2005 at 11:21 PM.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    soldier of fortune works great.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    unreal tournament goty works fine.
    Cheerful Ghost - build your game list, write about awesome games and share that with the world. join us!

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Tried the above solutions and still could not get Eric's Ultimate Solitaire to load.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Are you getting a segfault? What sort of problems? If you haven't already, launch it from a Gnome Terminal and let me know what errors come up.

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    Re: Reports on old Loki games compatibility

    Yeah, it's a seg fault. No other error messages, just the seg fault

    I am TOTALLY bumming too, since it's by far the best solitaire game I've found and it's totally addictive.

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