64-Bit Linux install (SOLVED w/o libs)

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64-Bit Linux install (SOLVED w/o libs)

Postby bmr5770 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:59 am

Ok - I've run into the GTK 1.2 issue that I've seen other posters have. After I installed the lib32 version of the needed libraries, I got a seg fault for my effort :(. However, sometimes, epic failure is just the motivator necessary to get things going in the right direction - or in this case, get things working :)

I purchased and have the 1.54 version of Uplink. For these instructions, I'm going to shorten the installer file name to just uplink.sh. Also, I will assume that you have the uplink.sh file sitting in your home directory (/home/joeuser).

From a terminal do the following:

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cd /home/joeuser
mkdir uplinkinstall
cd uplinkinstall
sh ../uplink.sh --tar xvf
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup


From this point, you will be given the license to agree to, and a couple of questions to answer, such as where to install the game. I chose /home/joeuser/uplink. If you choose anything outside of your home directory, make sure to preface that last command with 'sudo' (or whatever command your flavor of linux uses to allow you to run a program as 'root').

Basically, these instructions run the same setup, just using text instead of a nice graphical interface.

P.S. -- If you're having issue in 32-bit with those same libg??? modules missing, you can try changing the last command above to:

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setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/setup

I haven't tried this myself so your mileage may vary.

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Postby vom » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:07 am

Thanks for this, it helped tremendously.
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Postby stilton » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:12 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! I used the setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/setup and it worked perfectly - finally I can play Uplink again!
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Postby elli222 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:00 pm

I've done a native 64-bit build, If your interested.
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Postby Eth3real » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:53 pm

Does this also work in 32 bit versions of Linux? I always hated that I had to install extra libs to install Uplink.
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Postby Eth3real » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:21 pm

Just tried doing this on a 32-bit computer. The installer works fine, but as soon as I tried to run it, I got a segfault, and nothing in the debug.log. :?
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Postby Azati Prime » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:18 pm

This worked great! Thanks for that. I take it the libraries are just for the GUI installer then?
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Postby arbo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:12 am

I just installed this using your method, and everything went well!


Until I tried to play it. :( The first launch had the intro music playing but the screen was solid white with a mouse pointer. You couldn't click on anything.

Then I tried to launch from the terminal with fullscreen off, but it wouldn't launch, at all. :(

It kept giving me crap about uplink not being a command and did I mean blahblahblah.

(Linux noob here..)
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:08 am

You have to change into the directory it's installed in and type "./uplink" or somesuch, I'd guess.
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Postby arbo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:32 pm

That gives me a reply about needing .dat files.
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Postby AcId9381 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:58 pm

elli222 wrote:I've done a native 64-bit build, If your interested.

I would be very much interested in a native 64-bit build :)
Maybe that could solve the problems I'm currently having with running Uplink on a 64-bit install.

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