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Kornel Kisielewicz

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AliensRL for Linux available!
« on: May 19, 2007, 19:01 »

I got myself VMWare and a Debian distro, and started fiddling with linux on my own. After compiling DoomRL by myself for warm up, I moved to the most popular non-linux-ported roguelike of mine -- AliensRL.

Hence, I present the first AliensRL linux version, get it at:

http://alien.chaosforge.org/

Have fun and tell me how it works!

P.S. Now linux versions of my games (although not necessarily stable) will be appearing more often.
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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 08:35 »

First of all, thank you very much for your effort on porting your games to Linux!

Sadly, I haven't been able to play this game, since I have the same 32 vs 64 bits problem than I had with DoomRL.

Thank you again anyway!

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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 11:25 »

Hmm, I wonder wether I can emulate 64bit linux on a 32 bit machine running VMWare...

Adral, check wether VMWare running on 32bit windows can run a 64bit Linux image file. If so, find me where I can download a proper compatible VMWare image file for it. If you do so, I may compile my games for it.
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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 13:26 »

Hmm, I wonder wether I can emulate 64bit linux on a 32 bit machine running VMWare...

Adral, check wether VMWare running on 32bit windows can run a 64bit Linux image file. If so, find me where I can download a proper compatible VMWare image file for it. If you do so, I may compile my games for it.

Well, I have found this thread on the VMWare page:
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=426384&#426384

It basically says that running a 64-bit guest OS depends on your computer's specific capabilities, so I guess that if your computer architecture is 32 bits there isn't much to do here. But there should be no problems if your computer supports 64-bits, even if it is running a 32-bit version of windows.

About an image file for 64-bit linux, I found this Ubuntu image had a 64 bit version too:
http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/694
although I do not know how VMWare works, so I don't know if this is what you are looking for. Also, it seems to be the "server" edition, so I guess it will not have graphical environment, but the freepascal compiler should be downloadable via wget or something.

I really don't know if this helps with anything :-/
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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 15:01 »

Well, I don't think my PC supports 64bit... yet, I might be wrong. How should I check that? :|
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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 21:31 »

I suppose it shall be displayed among other things by (I can't check it myself).
cat /proc/cpuinfo

Or you can look up your name of your CPU in the net.
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Re: AliensRL for Linux available!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007, 23:07 »

Hmm, according to wikipedia Core 2 Duo DOES support "Intel 64"...
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