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Thread: A New Game Comes To Linux And It's Not A FPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhick View Post
    sounds good and looks interesting. unfortunately there's no amd64-build available, and the x86-build require a libxcb.so.1 which appears to be not included in gentoos emul-linux-x86-xlibs.
    Ah I got it working by extracting a fedora-x86 libxcb-rpm and putting the libxcb.so.1 into /usr/lib32... ugly hack, I know. :>
    But now sound isn't working. Apparently it uses oss ...
    Code:
    AL lib: oss.c:179: Could not open /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
    alcOpenDevice failed
    But that can be fixed by using aoss32 to start it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhick View Post
    Code:
    AL lib: oss.c:179: Could not open /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
    alcOpenDevice failed
    But that can be fixed by using aoss32 to start it.
    [delete]What? Please elaborate.[/delete]I found out the game uses openAL, which can be set to use alsa through ~/.alsoftrc (see /usr/share/doc/libopenal1/examples/alsoftrc.sample.gz), but that fails too:
    Code:
    $ quantz 
    alcOpenDevice failed
    Kubuntu Karmic on amd64 here (no Pulseaudio installed).
    Edit: apparently the aoss is called alsa-oss in ubuntu's packages. The problem is, if it's CPUarch-specific, then the amd64 is of no use to me? Can't see the 386 version anywhere. Time for the plain-old download-deb-and-install routine, sigh.
    Last edited by myxal; 11-14-2009 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
    Now what really lacks on linux is a AAAA race simulator, some kind of "racedriver grid" or "gran turismo"...
    Those are silly games, anyway. If you so much as touch the wheel/stick your car spins out uncontrollably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myxal View Post
    What? Please elaborate. I found out the game uses openAL, which can be set to use alsa through ~/.alsoftrc (see /usr/share/doc/libopenal1/examples/alsoftrc.sample.gz), but that fails too:
    Code:
    $ quantz 
    alcOpenDevice failed
    Kubuntu Karmic on amd64 here (no Pulseaudio installed).
    Ah, apparently I've been wrong. It just seems to be OpenAL which is configured to use oss by default, not the game itself.
    I created a .alsoftrc with
    Code:
    drivers = alsa,oss,solaris,dsound,winmm,port,pulse,wave
    but there's still no sound when I launch the game normally. Maybe the libopenal.so.1 they ship with doesn't support alsa and thus defaults to oss?
    Anyway, using
    Code:
    aoss32 ./Quantz
    to launch the game still works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhick View Post
    Ah, apparently I've been wrong. It just seems to be OpenAL which is configured to use oss by default, not the game itself.
    I created a .alsoftrc with
    Code:
    drivers = alsa,oss,solaris,dsound,winmm,port,pulse,wave
    but there's still no sound when I launch the game normally. Maybe the libopenal.so.1 they ship with doesn't support alsa and thus defaults to oss?
    Anyway, using
    Code:
    aoss32 ./Quantz
    to launch the game still works for me.
    I suspect there's just some random bug with libopenal1 using alsa, as the "cannot open /dev/dsp" line disappeared after setting the alsoftrc file.
    Anyway, since ubuntu doesn't provide aoss32 to amd64 users, I had to get the 386 package here, install with --force-architecture, then move the files from lib64 to lib32. $DEITY damn knows I hate these stupid hacks. Works now, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxer_Linux
    Now what really lacks on linux is a AAAA race simulator, some kind of "racedriver grid" or "gran turismo"...
    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    Exactly, I'd love to play some good racing game on Linux.
    Have you checked Racer out? It's a simulator rather than a game. The physics look absolutely awesome.

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    Would anyone mind sharing the .deb or .tar.gz? The links on Reddit are all dead.

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    Yeah, the links are dead for me as well.

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    Looks pretty sharp. It's no triple-A title, but that's fine. Most of the game industry is not triple-A titles.

    Only sad part is that installing this _now_ might be easy, but 2-3 distro releases from now it'll be impossible for any non-uber-nerd to figure out how to get the software installed and running on Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    Exactly, I'd love to play some good racing game on Linux.
    it's not much, but vdrift is a nice game working to become a gran turismo influenced racing sim. it's pretty okay.

    torcs is another, but i don't like it much. and i know you're talking about racing sims, but supertuxkart is a pretty nice arcade, mario kart-style game.

    i agree though, just one commercial quality racing sim......

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