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    Continuum (aka Subspace) and Ubuntu

    Edit: These instructions may get the game working for you, but I found out a much better way! And posted it.

    Howto: Get Continuum (a.k.a. Subspace) to work with Ubuntu.

    Wow I just learned that I can play my favorite game - ever - on my newly installed Ubuntu. Woot!

    For those of you who haven't heard of this game, it's wiki describes it as such:

    SubSpace is a two-dimensional space shooter computer game published in 1997 by Virgin Interactive Entertainment (VIE). This freeware game incorporates quasi-realistic zero-friction physics into a massively multiplayer online game.

    To let you know how I installed it. I downloaded wine from the Synaptic Package Manager. Ran winecfg in the command line at my home directory and didn't change anything.

    Then followed the instructions at


    They've made a custum Ubuntu deb just follow the instructions.

    You can change the screen resolution to whatever you use now and it works perfectly well. I use 1280x800 and I really like it.

    A couple notes for me because, I think, the MacBooks aren't supported well in Ubuntu Edgy.

    A game windowed doesn't work. I have to run it full screen.

    Sound doesn't work. I have an issue with the ALSA drivers
    ALSA lib seq_hw.c:457snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No such file or directory
    that I could not figure it out.

    I got a libjack warning when doing winecfg, I was able to fix this though I don't remember exactly what I did. However, I don't believe it has anything to do with getting the sound working???

    Just click on the script to run continuum.

    OH, and BTW --- POWERBALL RULEZ --- hardmode
    Last edited by Gen2ly; January 16th, 2007 at 02:52 AM.


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