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    Default Sauerbraten package?

    I've downloaded the tar archive, unzipped it to my desktop. What do I do with it? How do I install it?

    I swear, sometimes I'm just clueless when it comes to the terminal. It's not that I haven't tried to figure it out.

    A read-me document is telling me I need libGL and libGLU. Neither one of them is listed in the repositories.

    It would probably be easier to get from the repository, but the game didn't work when I tried it. It just flashes a black screen for a split-second and that's it.

    Troy

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    You're better off installing via openSUSE rpm packages where they exist, and I can confirm this is the case for Sauerbraten. Its available from the Packman community repo.

    It would probably be easier to get from the repository, but the game didn't work when I tried it. It just flashes a black screen for a split-second and that's it.
    You'll need to make sure you have 3D effects enabled first; (ie comaptible graphics card with proprietary drivers installed). This could be your real issue.

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    I think the driver is fine, it's listed on the Nvidia site. Open Arena works fine.

    3D acceleration is enabled. I'm going to re-try installing it from the repository.

    Did that, same flash of a black screen, nothing else happens.

    I have a few other games that don't start up. Maybe they have a common problem? Paintball2, Passenger, and Jammer - The Gardener.

    Troy

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    Hmmm... I remember reading others having problems like this.

    First, check that you have both packages installed:

    rpm -qa |grep sauerbraten
    sauerbraten-data-2008_06_17-0.pm.1
    sauerbraten-2008_06_17-0.pm.1
    I am aware of a small problem with the installer script, if both packages were not installed simultaneously, whereby links to required directories were not created, but we can go through this in more detail if necessary.

    Next, open a console and do this:

    cd ~/.sauerbraten
    ./sauer_client

    That should launch it ok. If not, post errors.

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    troy@linux-jb3l:~/Desktop> cd ~/.sauerbraten
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> ./sauer_client
    init: sdl
    init: enet
    init: video: mode
    init: video: misc
    init: gl
    Renderer: GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE/AGP/SSE/3DNOW! (NVIDIA Corporation)
    Driver: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.07
    WARNING: No framebuffer object support. (reflective water may be slow)
    WARNING: Non-power-of-two textures not supported!
    WARNING: No shader support! Using fixed-function fallback. (no fancy visuals for you)
    Rendering using the OpenGL 1.5 fixed-function path.
    WARNING: Using NVIDIA texgen bug workaround. (use "/nvidia_texgen_bug 0" to disable if unnecessary)
    could not load texture data/notexture.png
    could not find core textures
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten>

    Troy

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    could not load texture data/notexture.png
    could not find core textures
    These 2 lines are due to the missing links I mentioned previously. Have a look at this:

    dean@linux:~/.sauerbraten> cat /usr/bin/sauerbraten.sh
    #!/bin/sh
    CUBE_DIR=$HOME/.sauerbraten
    if [ ! -d $CUBE_DIR ]; then
    mkdir -p $CUBE_DIR
    cd $CUBE_DIR
    ln -s /usr/games/sauerbraten/* .
    ln -s /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/* .
    rm servers.cfg 2> /dev/null
    fi
    cd $CUBE_DIR
    exec ./sauer_client $*
    The problem that can occur is that if the .sauerbraten directory already exists (by previous installation of the game for example), then the required links don't get made. You can create these manually with:

    cd ~/.sauerbraten
    ln -s /usr/games/sauerbraten/packages
    ln -s /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/data

    Now all should be well.

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    This is what I did. It's still not loading. (I got paintball2 to load from the terminal, but I got kicked off the local server after hardware check.)

    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.paintball2> cd ~/.sauerbraten
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> ln -s /usr/games/sauerbraten/packages
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> ln -s /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/data
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> sauerbraten
    bash: sauerbraten: command not found
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> ./sauer_client
    init: sdl
    init: enet
    init: video: mode
    init: video: misc
    init: gl
    Renderer: GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE/AGP/SSE/3DNOW! (NVIDIA Corporation)
    Driver: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.07
    WARNING: No framebuffer object support. (reflective water may be slow)
    WARNING: Non-power-of-two textures not supported!
    WARNING: No shader support! Using fixed-function fallback. (no fancy visuals for you)
    Rendering using the OpenGL 1.5 fixed-function path.
    WARNING: Using NVIDIA texgen bug workaround. (use "/nvidia_texgen_bug 0" to disable if unnecessary)
    could not load texture data/notexture.png
    could not find core textures
    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten>

    Thanks,

    Troy

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    Lets review contents of ~/.sauerbraten directory. Mine for reference:

    dir
    total 4
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 dean users 33 2008-07-15 17:19 config.cfg -> /usr/games/sauerbraten/config.cfg
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 2008-11-29 15:48 data -> /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/data
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2008-11-29 15:48 packages -> /usr/games/sauerbraten/packages
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 dean users 35 2008-07-15 17:19 sauer_client -> /usr/games/sauerbraten/sauer_client
    -rw-r--r-- 1 dean users 54 2008-11-29 15:22 servers.cfg

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    Thank you for taking the time to help, by the way.

    Here's what I have, some of it was in red and black outline.

    troy@linux-jb3l:~/.sauerbraten> dir
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 troy users 30 2008-11-28 14:27 * -> /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 troy users 33 2008-11-28 21:38 data -> /usr/share/games/sauerbraten/data
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 troy users 31 2008-11-28 21:38 packages -> /usr/games/sauerbraten/packages
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 troy users 35 2008-11-28 14:27 sauer_client -> /usr/games/sauerbraten/sauer_client

    Troy

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    Default Re: Sauerbraten package?

    Weird... somethings being missed here. You are trying to launch this from a console as regular user? Try

    cd /usr/games/sauerbraten
    ./sauer_client

    If this doesn't work, I'm guessing there must be some missing files in the data and/or packages directory. (Unless someone else has better idea). I would then try reinstalling via yast software manager.

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