Linux binary released

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Linux binary released

Postby joeljkp » Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:27 am

Download the linux binary here: http://www.darwinia.co.uk/support/linux.html
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Postby xyzyxx » Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:02 am

this may have been already posted in the News section.

http://www.forums.introversion.co.uk/darwinia/viewtopic.php?t=1879
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Postby The GoldFish » Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:10 am

And the first place someone who doesn't already know that is going to look is here.

Makes sense to me :P
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Postby edd8990 » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:55 am

yeah. This should be stickied!
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Darn it all to heck

Postby podfish » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:02 am

I have a Steam subscription and that's how I installed Darwinia...I'd love to get the linux binary...is there a way to transfer the license? :-(
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Re: Darn it all to heck

Postby xander » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:19 pm

podfish wrote:I have a Steam subscription and that's how I installed Darwinia...I'd love to get the linux binary...is there a way to transfer the license? :-(

Just download the Linux binary and use the Steam files. It should work...

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Postby Ainvar » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:24 pm

How would one do that if the binary requires a cd?
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Postby sysrq » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:18 pm

It doesn't require the CD, it requires the data on the CD. The data that is also in the steam release.
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Postby maxinion » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:15 pm

SysRq wrote:It doesn't require the CD, it requires the data on the CD. The data that is also in the steam release.


More specifically, you need to take the main.dat and sounds.dat files from the SteamApps\username\Darwinia (something like that...) folder, and put them in the .../darwinia/lib directory. That's all! So first, just run the installer, but make sure to uncheck the box that checks for the cd, and then just copy these files over. If you have a savegame you want to transfer, take the users folder in the Darwinia directory inside of Steam, and copy it to ~/.darwinia/full, and you're good to go. Yay for trial and error to figure this out.
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Postby maxinion » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:47 pm

Unfortunately, turns out copying savegames isn't so easy. Windows save games use DOS text files; linux savegames use UNIX text files. If you have a util to convert them, then go ahead and try it... otherwise, you're going to be able to load games, but not save them. Sorry mates.
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Postby xander » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:01 pm

maxinion wrote:Unfortunately, turns out copying savegames isn't so easy. Windows save games use DOS text files; linux savegames use UNIX text files. If you have a util to convert them, then go ahead and try it... otherwise, you're going to be able to load games, but not save them. Sorry mates.


But the difference is just in the newline char, isn't it? If memory serves, Windows uses \r\n, while UNIX uses just \n (or something like that). My knowledge of the command line is fairly minimal, but couldn't you fix that fairly quickly with sed or awk or something like that?

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Postby maxinion » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:08 pm

It would seem simple enough, yeah. Then again, I'm too lazy to figure out how to use sed or awk as of the moment, and I'm ok with starting a new game. If anyone wants to figure it out and post it here so we have a more complete how-to, that's their prerogative I guess.
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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:16 am

IIRC in a text editor like Kate, you can choose whether it saves in UNIX or DOS style (or even Mac style - how are they different?). So you could use that to convert them..
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Postby xander » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:19 am

shinygerbil wrote:IIRC in a text editor like Kate, you can choose whether it saves in UNIX or DOS style (or even Mac style - how are they different?). So you could use that to convert them..


At this point, the Mac style and the UNIX style should be identical.

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Postby prophile » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:35 pm

MS-DOS/Windows style: Carriage return & line feed - \r\n
UNIX/OSX style: Line feed - \n
Mac OS 9 style: Carriage return - \r

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