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Topic: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Hello community,

there are a bunch of free, libre games available within the repositories of Hyperbola and also outside. This concurrent thread stands therefore to share your experiences with "games under GNU/Linux-libre" and I think we can include also some classics from the DOS-era and perhaps DRM-free games running under Wine. But please keep in mind: It is your system and yours alone but it would be better when running proprietary content just within your HOME-directory for your account, keeping the basic system free from those packages without a copyleft or permissive licensing.

So feel free with sharing your impressions, perhaps the last big buildout in Minetest for example? Or the fight within Warzone 2100 and Megaglest? Or did you have a nice network-session with friends using Hedgewars? Or some games running in DOSBox, ScummVM or under Wine?

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Haha, i tried to play minetest, but i have never really understood this game and what it's about ;P
Anyways i am going to sleep in a bit, but i have so much time and i love games... haha... So the most interesting thing about this is that i can try many titles now instead of playing one or just few made by some corporation....

Few weeks ago my friend asked me if it's possible to emulate Amiga and run games created for it... Well it was on different laptop that had Artix linux installed... I managed to dowload Amiga emulator and we played some games fine, although he told me on genuine amiga they were a bit different and a bit smoother, although the emulator did the same sounds that genuine Amiga does big_smile.
So i only wonder why isn't there Amiga emulator in Hyperbola repositories, does it contain any non-free stuff??

So i assume if wine games are installed in .wine that is located in home folder then they're fine... Although i think it be better if i play these games that are in Hyperbola repositories first haha ;P.

Anyways have a good day, i am off to sleep now wink. See you!!!!

3 (edited by throgh 2019-12-17 00:20:06)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

See you, cynicfm. smile But perhaps I have a direct answer about your question regarding Amiga-emulator and emulators in general: Link

Some of them need a proprietary firmware to run. The reasoning behind the developers removed Vice from the repositories as the C64-emulator is semifree. Code is free, but for execution you'll need another bunch of firmware-blobs. And I think it is the same with Amiga-emulation, but therefore the question: What did you two use? Was it fs-uae from the AUR? Regarding this I'd recommend to build your own portable version for the emulator, if there is need for proprietary firmware-blobs. So you are in control in your HOME-directory when installing something new. But that's a good hint: Yes, of course you can also share console-classics if you execute some. But have in mind that you should own the cartridges. I'm using therefore the Retrode to archive my older cartdriges for the SNES, Sega Genesis or the Sega Master System (Link).

Regarding Wine: You can use your own so-called prefix. These are own packaged folders with everything needed for a further execution or you can use of course the default prefix called .wine. If you want I can give you more insights later on regarding the technique behind and how to use this for saving and really preserving your classics for reuse everytime you want. That's an absolute benefit with Wine, also have look for the prefix-concept here. Good night and have a good sleep! smile

EDIT: Ah and because of Minetest I've also to tell some stories. But better tomorrow to share some first pictures here.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Some impressions using Minetest 0.4.15!

https://framapic.org/9rgdzih41o9H/axCcFZa1ZA38.png
https://framapic.org/wXceRBpRJiAF/9JlVCorFGoMo.png
https://framapic.org/qYsRNgjUO7Iw/2TmCOBEQloHL.png
https://framapic.org/Y81s7zI7o9Zy/aTDWByDaC5V3.png

Yes, those buildings are done by myself as Minetest is about creativity with so many modifications and additions. smile

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Emperor - Battle for Dune using Wine!

https://framapic.org/rRJDZVlVnzFf/O5476wQuH29O.png

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Emulation an older GBA-title with mgba-qt.

https://framapic.org/d731dyd0JHAT/dL7qHFm0GiKW.png

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Just as an addition: About Emulators
It's a pity but really many emulators are non-free or just semifree. Therefore I have to look after alternatives and I think I have found with mednafen one good in the repositories for SNES, Master System and Genesis! cool

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

8 (edited by cynicfm 2019-12-18 01:22:36)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

How would you describe playing an old game that runs on Hyperbola (wine) and also that is downloaded from torrents??? Illegal or Legal?? Is it really a crime when somebody doesn't want to use services like steam or gog.com to purchase one title or two?? And there is no option to purchase it physically in shop??

edit: and also are these pictures of minetest your own??

9 (edited by throgh 2019-12-18 02:34:02)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

First things first: Yes, those pictures from Minetest are just my own, taken last evening. I can share the world-data with everything included, if somebody is interested - but therefore also a warning: Bunch of modifications added as my nephew started with this world along about four years ago with his first tryouts on GNU/Linux and he is playing until today, building also. I can also share newer creations more focussed about farming and integration for other modifications in Minetest 5.0. The world-data for version 0.4.15 is about 800 MB, with all modifications. smile
And there is much more regarding Wine, ScummVM and DOSBox for example.

Regarding the older titles: There are bunch of possibilities outside Steam or GOG. Perhaps the initial question: What game exactly? I would therefore trying a search using ebay - warning therefore: this has also a price and you should keep in mind that ebay is also collecting data. I think it is better to try searching for original disks instead of downloading the data. The problem besides legal issues: You never know if the data is corrupted or modified. Some websites offer you games from the DOS-era but cut out FMV-sequences, music or further sounds. And as those games rely on everything creating atmosphere it is not helpful having a silent "Monkey Island" for example.

Another idea would be searching in local stores near you - if there are some offering cartridges or boxed versions. Our times are changing and even within hard- and software this is clear to recognize. When using my X200 with Libreboot some people look at me as I have taken away one item from the museum and it is also about sweet bitterness: As I've said back in 2004 to friends that I have qualms regarding the upcoming trend for using more and more of Steam most of them laughed at me. Today it is even more bad than I've ever thought it could get as digital distributions are the defacto standard and people see the normal installation and setup of a title as senseless. And this is just the top as younger generations doesn't even know about older things coming up from the DOS-era, the needed things to know regarding computing in general. It's just some wording called "retro". hmm
In the end I have another problem with the thing called "copyright": The wording is clear as All rights reserved. is just nothing more than you as shorttime user - in these days fitting more than ever before. I'm in favorite for copyleft as the licensing is clear what is allowed and what exactly not. And sharing is also part of preserving as I have also the version of Minetest 0.4.15 up and running here. The reasoning behind proprietary, older titles are just the memories and the perservation of knowledge as some of those titles are artistic masterpieces.

What I will never understand is the fact that some users of Linux-distributions cheer up when something within the cosmos of Steam happens and they think the freedom was widened when Steam was available in 2013 for the Linux-platform. Nothing was widened since then. Just another bunch of proprietary waste was released and many titles with proprietary middleware flooded onto Linux, with false promises.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Pictures from Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island using mednafen.

https://framapic.org/HnofFpstggcR/NkvqYAoG8ghb.png
https://framapic.org/GWcUGgzlZfTs/y9mMJsNrWZEO.png

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

11 (edited by cynicfm 2019-12-19 22:11:25)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Well last game i played on hyperbola is the Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor GOG version, but i downloaded it from torrents... Not sure if i should state that publicly yikes. I don't want to be a pirate but this game as well as heroes of mignt and magic III is something i can't buy in a shop, and not really keen on buying digital versions from corporate steam or gog, if i can have the same from torrents... Why would i want to give my money to billionaire corporations... Is it really wrong to download one game or two from torrents instead....

this mario looks so cool... Do you have to download games for mednaffe from some website??

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cynicfm wrote:

Well last game i played on hyperbola is the Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor GOG version, but i downloaded it from torrents... Not sure if i should state that publicly yikes. I don't want to be a pirate but this game as well as heroes of mignt and magic III is something i can't buy in a shop, and not really keen on buying digital versions from corporate steam or gog, if i can have the same from torrents... Why would i want to give my money to billionaire corporations... Is it really wrong to download one game or two from torrents instead....

this mario looks so cool... Do you have to download games for mednaffe from some website??

First thing: There is no such thing called "piracy". Looking here: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to … tml#Piracy
But it is better looking out for official versions. It is your thing alone using torrent for download content, but to remember: That is not recommended and got legal issues on many countries if content is "protected". You can search for old games using the Internet Archive for example: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games

And it's not about the support for billionaire corporation. If you don't want to support GOG or Steam, this is no problem. Looking out for old software and especially games can be done on many ways these days. I can only list you some examples: Like shops for example.

For mednafen you have to use a ROM-file of the original game. Mine was done by myself throughout reading the cartridge with Retrode.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Well, the sad fact is that i have read somewhere on internet once, that company cdprojekt that is behind gog.com made it's first chunk of cash by unauthorized copying of games in 90s...
It's a bit selfish to say things like 'my money'. Reality is i don't even have money to buy anything from gog.com especially games from my youth like mm7 or heroes 3... And also even if i had genuine copy of mm7, i know that there are some issues with it on wine or newer windows systems than xp with playing background music... gog made the audio playable somehow.
But i really want to complete this game before i delete it as it is from torrents, but please tell me if in your opinion i should delete it now and try to get genuine copy in the future or keep it on pc and complete it first

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Look here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=mi … ic&and[]=mediatype%3A%22software%22

Well, the sad fact is that i have read somewhere on internet once, that company cdprojekt that is behind gog.com made it's first chunk of cash by unauthorized copying of games in 90s...

Do you have some more information about that? I mean: I liked GOG in the past but their poor communication, the arrogance of the community itself and many points more had driven me back as their also false arguments about being DRM-free - surprise: they are not. It's all about marketing again and more of the same known false paradigm.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Well i have read on the web that owned of cd-projekt, shortly after fall of communism, when poland transformed into capitalism in 90s, he was cracking, copying and then selling games from western countries to people in Warsaw... I have also read that it wasn't illegal to do this at the time, because there was no law that made it forbidden to use...
It is a bit off topic as well... I am really paranoid about playing a game from torrents, although mm7 has some really cool music in the game, bracada desert, erathia, or titan fortress is something really cool... Sadly getting this game from torrents was the only option for me... ;/

Well i didn't want to post picture of this in this thread because it's from torrents like i said...

16 (edited by throgh 2019-12-20 00:55:31)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

You can post images of games you get ready running under GNU/Linux-libre - bah, that sounds just too bad as I have no right to decide here anything or neither permit nor forbid it. It's just the problem about as on the website of the GNU-project written. Besides that: There are many other games being really free. Perhaps you have fun with Battle for Wesnoth? It's a bit comparable to Heroes of Might and Magic. wink

Thanks for the information regarding CD-Projekt itself. I was not aware about that or better to be said: I only had in mind that CD-Projekt started with "publishing" back in the early days until they've got the license for "The Witcher". Never got that deep into this game until today: Have the original box here in the cupboard, but didn't had the time until today. Just managed to install the game once for seeing it running onto a free notebook with Coreboot and Hyperbola installed.

Here from the repositories of Hyperbola: https://www.hyperbola.info/packages/com … 4/wesnoth/

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Yeah i have played wesnoth before ;P
it relies on dbus though

https://www.hyperbola.info/todo/dbus-mitigation/

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That one is my favourite game ;P
Hedgewars
https://files.catbox.moe/da41t0.png

If somebody wants to kill some time that is good and fun time eater ;P

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

cynicfm wrote:

Yeah i have played wesnoth before ;P
it relies on dbus though

https://www.hyperbola.info/todo/dbus-mitigation/

Yeah, but it is time for rebuilding those packages enforcing bloatware. wink

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

throgh wrote:
cynicfm wrote:

Yeah i have played wesnoth before ;P
it relies on dbus though

https://www.hyperbola.info/todo/dbus-mitigation/

Yeah, but it is time for rebuilding those packages enforcing bloatware. wink

i wish i could help somehow...

but when i think about how to build a package to make it run without certain dependency then my head explodes tongue

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Managing the usage of makepkg is not that complicated at all. Yes, the first entry can be full with risks, but in the end it is very interesting getting a deeper look into free software.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

throgh wrote:

Managing

the usage of makepkg is not that complicated at all. Yes, the
first entry can be full with risks, but in the end it is very
interesting getting a deeper look into free software.

Perhaps i need to get a bit deeper into bash scripting first??? smile

Btw. i am trying to run game called spring but i get errors...
this is a log i get:

[root@zalewek fifi]# spring
[ParseCmdLine] command-line args: "spring"
Using configuration source: "/root/.config/spring/springsettings.cfg"
============== <User Config> ==============
LastSelectedMap = 1944_Kiev_V4
LastSelectedMod = 
LastSelectedScript = Player vs. AI: NullJavaAI 0.1
============== </User Config> ==============
Available log sections: SkyBox, Font, LuaSocket, Net, KeyBindings, 
CSMFGroundTextures, CregSerializer, RoamMeshDrawer, GameServer, 
BumpWater, DynWater, OBJParser, ArchiveScanner, ModelRenderContainer, 
CrashHandler, FarTextureHandler, Shader, Model, Path, Texture, 
GroundMoveType, Piece, AutohostInterface, Sound, VFS, DecalsDrawerGL4
Enabled log sections: Sound(Notice)
Enable or disable log sections using the LogSections configuration key
  or the SPRING_LOG_SECTIONS environment variable (both comma 
separated).
  Use "none" to disable the default log sections.
LogOutput initialized.
Spring 103.0
Build Environment: boost-106300, GNU libstdc++ version 20160830
Compiler Version:  gcc-6.2.1 20160830
Operating System:  Linux 4.9.200-gnu-1-lts #1 SMP Mon Nov 11 22:02:12 
UTC 2019 x86_64
Word Size:         64-bit (native mode)
         CPU Clock: std::chrono::high_resolution_clock
Physical CPU Cores: 2
 Logical CPU Cores: 2
[CMyMath::Init] CPU SSE mask: 126, flags:
    SSE 1.0:  1,  SSE 2.0:  1
    SSE 3.0:  1, SSSE 3.0:  1
    SSE 4.1:  1,  SSE 4.2:  0
    SSE 4.0A: 0,  SSE 5.0A: 0
    using streflop SSE FP-math mode, CPU supports SSE instructions
process 1884: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to 
read machine uuid: Failed to open "/etc/machine-id": No such file or 
directory
See the manual page for dbus-uuidgen to correct this issue.
process 1884: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to 
read machine uuid: Failed to open "/etc/machine-id": No such file or 
directory
See the manual page for dbus-uuidgen to correct this issue.
Supported Video modes on Display 1 x:0 y:0 1280x800:
    320x180, 360x202, 320x240, 432x243, 480x270, 512x288, 400x300, 
640x360, 512x384, 684x384, 640x400, 720x405, 700x450, 800x450, 640x480, 
864x486, 640x512, 700x525, 840x525, 960x540, 1024x576, 800x600, 960x600,
 896x672, 928x696, 960x720, 1280x720, 1024x768, 1280x800
SDL version:  linked 2.0.5; compiled 2.0.5
GL version:   2.1 Mesa 18.1.9
GL vendor:    Intel Open Source Technology Center
GL renderer:  Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset 
GLSL version: 1.20
GLEW version: 2.0.0
Video RAM:    unknown
SwapInterval: 0
FBO::maxSamples: 0
GL info:
    haveARB: 0, haveGLSL: 0, ATI hacks: 0
    FBO support: 1, NPOT-texture support: 1, 24bit Z-buffer support: 1
    maximum texture size: 8192, compress MIP-map textures: 0
    maximum SmoothPointSize: 255, maximum vec4 varying/attributes: 16/16
    maximum drawbuffers: 8, maximum recommended indices/vertices: 
3000/3000
    number of UniformBufferBindings: 0 (0kB)
VSync disabled
[InitOpenGL] video mode set to 1280x800:24bit @60Hz 
[WatchDogInstall] Installed (HangTimeout: 10sec)
[WatchDog] registering controls for thread [main]
[ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][1] #wanted=2 #current=1 #max=2
[ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][2] #threads=1
Using read-write data directory: /root/.config/spring/
Using read-only data directory: /root/.spring/
Using read-only data directory: /usr/share/spring/
Scanning: /usr/share/spring/maps
Scanning: /usr/share/spring/base
Scanning: /usr/share/spring/games
CArchiveScanner: 2 ms
connect(2) call to /dev/shm/jack-0/default/jack_0 failed (err=No such 
file or directory)
attempt to connect to server failed
[f=-000001] [Sound] OpenAL info:
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Available Devices:
[f=-000001] [Sound]               ALSA Default
[f=-000001] [Sound]               HDA Intel, CX20561 Analog 
(CARD=Intel,DEV=0)
[f=-000001] [Sound]               HDA Intel, CX20561 Digital 
(CARD=Intel,DEV=1)
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Device:     OpenAL Soft
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Vendor:         OpenAL Community
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Version:        1.1 ALSOFT 1.17.2
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Renderer:       OpenAL Soft
[f=-000001] [Sound]   AL Extensions:  AL_EXT_ALAW AL_EXT_BFORMAT 
AL_EXT_DOUBLE AL_EXT_EXPONENT_DISTANCE AL_EXT_FLOAT32 AL_EXT_IMA4 
AL_EXT_LINEAR_DISTANCE AL_EXT_MCFORMATS AL_EXT_MULAW 
AL_EXT_MULAW_BFORMAT AL_EXT_MULAW_MCFORMATS AL_EXT_OFFSET 
AL_EXT_source_distance_model AL_LOKI_quadriphonic 
AL_SOFT_block_alignment AL_SOFT_buffer_samples AL_SOFT_buffer_sub_data 
AL_SOFT_deferred_updates AL_SOFT_direct_channels AL_SOFT_loop_points 
AL_SOFT_MSADPCM AL_SOFT_source_latency AL_SOFT_source_length
[f=-000001] [Sound]   ALC Extensions: ALC_ENUMERATE_ALL_EXT 
ALC_ENUMERATION_EXT ALC_EXT_CAPTURE ALC_EXT_DEDICATED ALC_EXT_disconnect
 ALC_EXT_EFX ALC_EXT_thread_local_context ALC_SOFTX_device_clock 
ALC_SOFT_HRTF ALC_SOFT_loopback ALC_SOFT_pause_device
[f=-000001] [Sound]   EFX Enabled: yes
[f=-000001] [Sound]   Max Sounds: 128
[f=-000001] [WatchDog] registering controls for thread [audio]
[f=-000001] Joysticks found: 0
[f=-000001] [ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][1] #wanted=2 #current=2 #max=2
[f=-000001] [ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][2] #threads=1
[f=-000001] [Threading] Main thread CPU affinity mask set: 2
[f=-000001] [InitOpenGL] video mode set to 1280x800:24bit @60Hz 
[f=-000001] Hosting on: localhost:8452
[f=-000001] Connecting to local server
[f=-000001] [AddGameSetupArchivesToVFS] using map: 1944_Kiev_V4
[f=-000001] PreGame::StartServer: 23 ms
[f=-000001] Error: [ErrorMessageBox][1] msg="Archive "" not found" 
IsMainThread()=1 fromMain=0
[f=-000001] Error: [ErrorMessageBox][2]
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][1]
[f=-000001] [ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][1] #wanted=0 #current=2 #max=2
[f=-000001] [ThreadPool::SetThreadCount][2] #threads=0
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][2]
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][3]
[f=-000001] Statistics for local connection:
Received: 0 bytes
Sent: 17 bytes

[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][4]
[f=-000001] [WatchDog] deregistering controls for thread [audio]
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][5]
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][6]
[f=-000001] [SpringApp::ShutDown][7]
[LuaSocket] Dumping luasocket rules:
[LuaSocket] TCP_CONNECT ALLOW * -1
[LuaSocket] TCP_LISTEN  ALLOW * -1
[LuaSocket] UDP_LISTEN  ALLOW * -1
[SpringApp::ShutDown][8]
[WatchDog] deregistering controls for thread [main]
[WatchDog::Uninstall][1] hangDetectorThread=0x30f5850
[WatchDog::Uninstall][2]
[WatchDog::Uninstall][3]
[SpringApp::ShutDown][9]
Error: [ErrorMessageBox][3]
Error: [ErrorMessageBox][4]
Fatal: Spring: Incorrect/Missing content: 
Archive "" not found
Warning: Spring: Incorrect/Missing content: 
  Archive "" not found
[root@zalewek fifi]# 

btw i have to run as root otherwise i get no sound... It seems like new
user i created has no permission to use alsa or something... I am too
beginner to know how to fix this

23 (edited by throgh 2019-12-21 23:21:36)

Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Could you give more insights about the new user you've created? Try the following:

groups <USERNAME>

And you should include following groups at minimum for the user you've created:

sys
video
audio
optical
storage
users

You can reach this with the execution of the following command (sudo is needed therefore):

sudo usermod -aG <GROUPNAME> <USERNAME>

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

haha:

[root@zalewek fifi]# groups fifi

wheel fifi
i have only added wheel ;o

i have done fresh hyperbola installation today then just installed i3-wm tongue.
well that one is one of the big issues with simple solution to fix tongue (for me)

But the game still won't run... I have spring and spring-1944. It's some RTS game... Maybe you get any luck and manage to play this game properly??

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Re: Games under GNU/Linux-libre

Try adding the user fifi to the groups listed above / below (command above in the posting):

sys
video
audio
optical
storage
users

You should create a user with the following command:

sudo useradd -g users -m -s /bin/bash fifi

The basic group for users is the one with the same name. Afterwards you can go more extended with the memberships of needed groups. Perhaps a look for my groups:

[tobias@notebook-ThinkPadX200 ~]$ groups
sys wheel network video audio optical storage input users
Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!