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This might be obvious to some people, but I'm still a noob and my TDM behavior was annoying me.

 

Running LInux Mint 17 and following the wiki to install TDM yields a few errors

 

after you enter "chmod +x tdm_update.linux" in terminal

you can install tdm with "sudo ./tdm_update.linux (not mentioned in wiki but might be something new users don't know)

 

here's the part that threw me off.

The training mission + Saint Lucia was invisible after the download was completed

TDM was also having some weird behaviors with some missions not installing causing CTD

 

The solution I found was that the permissions in the files + subfolders of main darkmod folder was not the same

Some items was under root privileges meaning you can't erase/modify it without being a superuser

 

After modifying all the user/group/permissions TDM was happy again.

 

Hope this helps someone.

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you can install tdm with "sudo ./tdm_update.linux (not mentioned in wiki but might be something new users don't know)

 

The solution I found was that the permissions in the files + subfolders of main darkmod folder was not the same

Some items was under root privileges meaning you can't erase/modify it without being a superuser

 

Not surprising, since you ran the updater with sudo. This should not be necessary. The updater only downloads content into its own directory, so you can easily install it as your normal user just by putting the updater into $HOME/darkmod and running it from there.

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I have created an software installationpackage (deb) for it.

It creates an darkmod-folder in the /usr/share/games, extracts the files with the right permissions and some shortcuts.

(sources included)

Check it out: topic / site

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Info: My portfolio and darkmod graphical installer
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This might be obvious to some people, but I'm still a noob and my TDM behavior was annoying me.

 

Running LInux Mint 17 and following the wiki to install TDM yields a few errors

 

after you enter "chmod +x tdm_update.linux" in terminal

you can install tdm with "sudo ./tdm_update.linux (not mentioned in wiki but might be something new users don't know)

 

here's the part that threw me off.

The training mission + Saint Lucia was invisible after the download was completed

TDM was also having some weird behaviors with some missions not installing causing CTD

 

The solution I found was that the permissions in the files + subfolders of main darkmod folder was not the same

Some items was under root privileges meaning you can't erase/modify it without being a superuser

 

After modifying all the user/group/permissions TDM was happy again.

 

Hope this helps someone.

 

Did u used catalyst or Radeon OSS?

 

I have problems starting the game with both of them.

 

If u used fglrx, which version was it?

 

Thanks.

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Adrianho - I used the latest beta catalyst version from AMD website and installed it by executing sh file. I forgot which version it was. I've recently upgraded my video card to nvidia gtx 970 so I can't help you there. Sorry. You should describe the problems you are having and maybe I can try to help.

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@bedhead

 

Thanks for your reply man.

 

In my case TDM segfaults for both drivers. Indeed, I use 'unofficial Mesa builds' and the fglrx version is the one from the official 14.04 repo but regardless, I suspect having some sort of library incompatibility. I'll upgrade the OS these days and try again and see if I can make it work.

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