Hey, for those who test this out, could you leave a comment saying if it didn't work, and some system information? Or how about ways to improve, or grammar errors that I have?
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)
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Step 1: Edit DF's Settings
First, let's edit out init.txt file for DF so that it will try to run in a text only environment (I prefer nano, as I can see the options of commands I can enter, unlike vim)
$ 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
Run a test to see if it works (./df in your main DF directory). If you are like me it will say it could not find directory libsdl-1.2.so.0 or something along those lines.
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! :)