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Hello, I'm running MDK 9.0. It seems that everything gets automounted when boot up. Atleast I think this is what the feature is called. Anyways, my friend gave me a ...
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    Proper way to install a game from a CDR?


    Hello,

    I'm running MDK 9.0.

    It seems that everything gets automounted when boot up. Atleast I think this is what the feature is called.

    Anyways, my friend gave me a bunch of games on CD and I'm trying to install these.

    I stick the cd in, then from the command prompt I cd to /mnt/cdrom and do a "dir".

    I check out the README file and it says to do this?

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    (2) INSTALLATION
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    Mount the SimCity 3000 Unlimited CD and change the current directory to where
    it is mounted. Type 'sh setup.sh' to run the install script.

    e.g. Log in as root:
    $ mount /mnt/cdrom
    $ cd /mnt/cdrom
    $ sh setup.sh
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    Correct me if I'm wrong because I'm new to linux and installing anything off of a CD.

    1> I shouldn't have to "mount" the cdrom because it is already automounted because I can see the CD ICON on my desktop?? Is this correct?

    2> So I "cd /mnt/cdrom" and do a "dir". Everything is appears to be there.

    3>Following the directions above I type "sh setup.sh"

    4>I here the CD player start huming away and then I get a GUI setup dialog box...
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    "SimCity 3000 Unlimited Setup"
    Install path: /usr/local/games/SC3U
    Link path: /usr/local/bin
    Install Options:
    I check all options and click on "install" button
    ____________________________

    The CD starts humming away and then on the command line I see a ton of the following spew out so I cancel the intall becaue it looks like something is wrong... Is there?????

    Example: And there's literally hundreds of these so I'll just do a few examples....
    Unable to find file 'res/ui/shared/sys/453ba1dd_chatmediumback.bmp'
    Unable to find file 'res/ui/shared/sys/453ba1ae_chatsmallback2.bmp'
    Unable to find file 'res/ui/shared/sys/453ba1ad_chatsmallback.bmp'
    Unable to find file 'res/ui/shared/sys/42e55fd5.bmp'


    What do I need to do?

    Thanks,
    JB

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    ur right about not needing to mount it. but u will need to be root to do anything in the /usr directory.

    also "dir" was jsut put in to be freindly to ex-windoze users. u should really be using ls. (also jsut l - lower case L)

    u need to be root then run these 2

    $ cd /mnt/cdrom
    $ sh setup.sh

    probably just caused by not beign root. but check that the directory res/ui/shared/sys/ on the cdrom does contain some of hte files that get listed out. If they arent there, the whole cd may have been compressed or something.

    whihc isnt hard to fix so post back if it still dont work.

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    Thanks for the response.


    Ya.....I was root.

    This is a "dir" when in /mnt/cdrom:
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    [root@deadmeat cdrom]# dir
    autorun.inf barender buildings hotkeys.txt icon.xpm README README.es README.sv sc3u.ini setup.sh sys
    bacustom bin cities icon.bmp plugin README.de README.fr res setup.data snapshot.ini win32
    ____________________________

    This is an "ls -la":
    ____________________________

    [root@deadmeat cdrom]# ls -la
    total 92
    drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 29 20:03 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Aug 24 08:21 ../
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 54 Jun 23 2000 autorun.inf
    dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 bacustom/
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 barender/
    dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 bin/
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 23 2000 buildings/
    dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Jun 23 2000 cities/
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 6530 Jul 7 2000 hotkeys.txt
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 3382 Jul 7 2000 icon.bmp
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 9003 Jul 7 2000 icon.xpm
    dr-xr-xr-x 7 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 plugin/
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 7277 Aug 2 2000 README
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 7607 Aug 21 2000 README.de
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 7172 Aug 8 2000 README.es
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 8412 Aug 21 2000 README.fr
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 7084 Aug 8 2000 README.sv
    dr-xr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Jun 23 2000 res/
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 550 Jun 23 2000 sc3u.ini
    dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 2048 Aug 23 2000 setup.data/
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 2290 Aug 2 2000 setup.sh
    -r--r--r-- 1 root root 211 Jun 23 2000 snapshot.ini
    dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 sys/
    dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2048 Jun 23 2000 win32/

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    I know I'm missing a simple step here somewhere.

    Should I just create a SimCity3000 folder in my ~ directory and copy all files and directorys to that folder and then cd into that directory and run "sh setup.sh"?

    Thanks,
    JB

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    The copy of this CD is incomplete?

    Thanks for all the help everyone.


    :
    JB

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    First, check if the files it complains about do exist.

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    Yes they exsist.

    What I did was copied everything off the CD over to the HardDrive into my home directory.

    The install then went fine.

    But as soon as I try to run the game it gives me this error..

    [root@deadmeat SimCity3000]# /usr/local/games/SC3U/sc3u

    BUG! (Segmentation Fault) Going down hard...
    Sim City 3000 Unlimited 2.0.955
    Built with glibc-2.1
    Stack dump:
    {
    /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0 [0x40027e55]
    }
    Please send a full bug report,
    along with the contents of autosave to: support@lokigames.com


    Whats real funny is that these guys went out of business 2 yrs ago and there support links aren't working..

    Does anyone know how to find a CD KEY for "Soldier of Fortune for Linux" ? I have a key but its not working.

    Thanks,
    JB

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    Indeed... that might be hard to remedy. That's an internal bug that would be hard to fix without source code access. And, well, I don't think Maxis would be too happy releasing that source code. In any case, it's probably caused by your distro having a too recent copy of linuxthreads.

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    Thanks,

    Ya the game is kind of old. Oh well.

    Oh,,, I found the CD key I was looking for..

    Is there a site that has games specifically built for Linux?


    Thanks,
    JB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mzzbizzsnatch
    Thanks,

    Ya the game is kind of old. Oh well.

    Oh,,, I found the CD key I was looking for..

    Is there a site that has games specifically built for Linux?


    Thanks,

    www.tuxgames.com
    Linux Underground (my own linux website)

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    Ahhh..Thanks Variant,

    Thanks for the links.

    When I try to goto the link you posted it brings me to:

    http://www.linuxunderground.cjb.net/

    This times out... is this the correct link?


    Thanks,
    JB

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