VectorLinux

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: Scorched 3D  (Read 3857 times)

Toe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 76
Scorched 3D
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:33:23 am »

http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/

Anybody remember the old DOS game Scorched Earth?  This is a 3D remake of it.  Fans of Worms will probably like this too, as much of Worms was inspired by Scorched Earth.  I think this is better than the recent 3D versions of Worms.

There's a Slackware package on their webpage, but it's pretty outdated.  I tried building it myself, but I ran into problems.  I think it was a library not being where it was expected (my troubleshooting with this stuff is pretty limited).
Logged

nightflier

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 4086
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 04:49:47 am »

Yeah, I used this one to test 3D performance of my video cards. It requires arts, which is in the repo, as well as wxall, which I don't remember where I found. It's a little flaky, some times I had to turn off sound before it would run.
Logged

Joe1962

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 2499
    • Joe1962's Website
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 08:49:59 pm »

Had this pretty much ready for a couple of days, except it wouldn't show up on the darned menu. After trying everything I could think of, it finally dawned on me that I was building in the SOHO 5.8 RC3.9 vm and that RC had reported issues with not showing newly installed packages in the menu... >:(

Anyway, here it is finally, in the 5.8 testing repo, together with the freealut dependency which was not in our repo. I was surprised that this was the only thing extra required, specially after reading the deps on their website. Installing the game with gslapt or slapt-get should also install openal and freealut. Let me know if the menu item doesn't show up for you, as I am unable to test on another release for the time being.

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3084.msg18849#msg18849
Logged
O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10

Toe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 76
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 03:33:44 am »

I get a dependency failure trying to grab it via Gslapt on 5.8std:

scorched3d: Depends: freetype-2.3.4 >=i486

Looks like the VL repo only has 2.1.9.  I grabbed 2.3.4 from Slackware's repo, but it still complains.
Logged

Joe1962

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 2499
    • Joe1962's Website
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 04:53:02 am »

Damn! Guess this was one of the things updated for SOHO... >:(. Can't find it on the repo, so somebody else should chime in here. Guess I'd better go back to packaging on Standard. That said, install the game and freealut manually, then test it. It just might run with your version of freetype.
Logged
O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10

Toe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 76
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 04:59:36 am »

Gee, wouldn't it be nice if all the packages on the install ISOs were also available in the repos?  :P
Logged

Joe1962

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 2499
    • Joe1962's Website
Re: Scorched 3D
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 05:55:21 am »

Heh, that's how it's supposed to be, but I guess the work for SOHO overloaded the repo maintainers. Partly my fault, as I'm one of them, but I've been on a reduced involvement mode for a few months due to a dead laptop and now increased work load.
Logged
O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10