I have surfed the net, and there appears many ways to do this, but most seemed ridiculously unnecessary. So I tried at it for a little while and I have got it working (no sound).
For this I used Ubuntu Server LTS 12.04
To start, acquire:
- A system running Linux OS (Only tested with Ubuntu Server LTS 12.04)
- Dwarf fortress SDL for linux
- internet connection (Unless troubleshooting)
Step 1: Edit DF's Settings
$ nano /DF_Linux/data/init/init.txt
Scroll down and set:
and now set (unless you know how to get it working):
If you don't change the sound, status reports show up during game all over the screen depending where the now invisible cursor is (It's unplayable by my standards).
I believe that is all you need to edit, but I am too lazy to do tests for science, so here is what else I changed:
and for good measure
Alright, so now save and exit (ctrl+o to save, follow onscreen instructions, then ctrl+x to exit)
Step 2: Installing Necessary Files
So, there is probably a better way to do this (as in more individual files), but i don't know how to edit my apt-get options in such a way as to download individual files, so I just download the bulk, and save the time of trial and error.
$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch
With that done Dwarf Fortress should run! Have fun! :)