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Installation of TDM 2.0 with ubuntu 13.04

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Hi!

 

Since I am trying out ubuntu 13.04 right now, I thought that I should try installing TDM 2.0. So I checked the wiki and tried my best.

As it is a standalone version now, I saved the TDM Updater (tdm_update_linux.zip) in the folder ~/.darkmod/ (instead of in a doom3 folder)

(btw: why does it need to be a hidden folder?).

I extracted the file, made it executable by right-clicking it

(Properties->Permissions->Allow executing file as program (Checkbox)).

Then I double-clicked the tdm_update.linux. Magically files did appear (also a folder 'fms' containing the training mission and tears of st lucia).

But now I'm stuck. Double-clicking the .pk4 files did not work. Dash gives no results for neither darkmod nor tdm. How do I get to play it?

 

Well, I'm pretty sure I provoked some severe facepalms by now, but every help is highly appreciated...

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You need to make open the executable not the pk4.

 

I think it's thedarkmod.x86

 

Yes, make "thedarkmod.x86" executable (I'm pretty sure the updater does that for you.)

 

Then run that, and the game should start.

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Thanks for the quick replies! But... um... no such file... is it possible that the updater is still running/downloading? How can I check that?

Please see screenshot. lIVmZ9J.png

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That doesn't look like a complete download. Run the updater again to see if it still has stuff to download. Also, it mustn't be in a hidden folder. Just rename it to "darkmod" -> ~/darkmod/


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Under Linux, the general rule is if you want to execute a binary in the current directory, you call it like this:

 

./thedarkmod.x86

 

(not thedarkmod.x86)

If you try typing thedarkmod.x86 while it is in the current directory, it will indeed tell you there is no such file or directory.

You can double-click thedarkmod.x86 once its made executable.

Remember that file names in Linux are case sensitive.

Also, run the updater in a terminal so you can see the output. It will tell you "Your TDM installation is up to date".

Edited by lost_soul

--- War does not decide who is right, war decides who is left.

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...

Also, run the updater in a terminal so you can see the output. It will tell you "Your TDM installation is up to date".

 

Ah, now I see what the computer is actually doing! I needed to find out how to run a programm from the terminal, but google knew.

Sorry for being so stupid, but I'm willing to learn. Thanks a lot!

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It's me again, because this does not look right:

 

ubuntu@ubuntu-OptiPlex-745:~$ /home/ubuntu/darkmod/tdm_update.linux
TDM Updater v0.61 (c) 2009-2013 by tels & greebo. Part of The Dark Mod (http://www.thedarkmod.com).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Initialising...
Done.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cleaning up previous update session...
Done.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Downloading mirror information...
Done downloading mirrors.
  Found 4 mirrors.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Downloading CRC file...
Downloading from Mirror waffles.za.net: crc_info.txt
[=========================] 100.0% at 2 kB/sec							   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Downloading version info file...
Downloading from Mirror roggen.jmnet.us: tdm_version_info.txt
[=========================] 100.0% at 9 kB/sec							   
Done downloading versions. Newest version is 2.00.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trying to match local files to version definitions...
[=========================] 100.0% File:									 
Done comparing local files: no luck, PK4 files do not match.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparing local files to server definitions...
[=========================] 100.0% File:									 
Done comparing local files to server definitions.
Updates are available.  64 files need to be downloaded (size: 2.25 GB).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Downloading updates...
Downloading from Mirror waffles.za.net: saintlucia.pk4
[======================== ] 100.0% at 5 kB/sec							    terminate called after throwing an instance of 'boost::filesystem::filesystem_error'
 what():  boost::filesystem::file_size: No such file or directory: "/home/ubuntu/fms/saintlucia/__saintlucia.pk4"
[======================== ] 100.0% at 5 kB/sec							   
Abort signal received, trying to exit gracefully.
Abort signal received, trying to exit gracefully.
Abgebrochen (Speicherabzug geschrieben)

 

I will restart and try again...

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I wonder if you have the boost libraries installed? I'm not SURE if that's the problem, but I think TDM requires them. Hopefully one of the devs who is familiar with Linux can answer that. I'm familiar with Linux, I'm juist not a developer.


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Um, don't run it like this: /home/ubuntu/darkmod/tdm_update.linux

I think the updater works off your PWD and not the executable path.

 

Do this instead:

 

cd /home/ubuntu/darkmod
./tdm_update.linux


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Yay! It worked (no boost libraries were neeeded) It took about 23 hours of downloading, but it's running now. Although there's a sound problem, but that's a different thread...

Thanks to you all!

:wub:

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