E17 in Ubuntu

Wooo! E17 now have a repo for Ubuntu Jaunty. For some reason, neither the Easy_17 script worked for me, neither did the OzOs repo.

But this, this worked first time!

http://packages.enlightenment.org/

Go to System –> Software Sources and add the following repo under the Third Party Software tab.

deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/ubuntu jaunty main extras

Now click this clink and download the key :

http://packages.enlightenment.org/repo.key

Open up terminal where ever you downloaded the key and the key :

sudo apt-key add repo.key

Follow up with a :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install e17

And you away!

Installing Eternal Lands on Ubuntu

This guide is for Ubuntu (we have some sudo apt getting at the beginning) but is easily translatable to other distros.

Ok, first we will need a few things, open terminal and type / copy paste the following :

sudo apt-get install libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-image1.2 libglu1-mesa libcal3d12

Hop over to Eternal Lands download page and grab the Linux download and the sound download.

http://www.eternal-lands.com/page/download.php

Personally i download all things to my desktop, if you download stuff to elsewhere you will need to tweak this a bit.


mkdir -p ~/.Games/EternalLands
cd ~/Desktop
unzip el_180_linux.zip
cd el_install
chmod +x el.x86-64.linux.bin
mv * ~/.Games/EternalLands

Now we need to add in the sound file.

cd ~/Desktop
unzip el_sound_150.zip -d ~/.Games/EternalLands

You should be ready to go 🙂 Hope someone finds this useful!

Savage 2 : Ubuntu Linux Installation Guide

A brief Savage 2 installation guide for 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu Linux.

When i download files from the internet they land on my desktop. So the secound line should be changed if you download files to elsewhere. Also, the version of Savage 2 at the time of writing this is Savage2Install-1.5.0. If the version you download is different you will have to change the path to the savage .bin file.

32 Bit

Enter the following lines into terminal.

mkdir ~/.Games
cd ~/Desktop
chmod +x Savage2Install-1.5.0-x86_32.bin
./Savage2Install-1.5.0-x86_32.bin

You will now get a graphical installer. It will ask you for a destination to install, if you just click next it will install and be visible in your home file so just change the destination path to /home/USERNAME/.Games/Savage2. That way it will install into your hidden ./games file.

64 bit

Enter the following lines into terminal.

mkdir ~/.Games
cd ~/Desktop
chmod +x Savage2Install-1.5.0-x86_64.bin
./Savage2Install-1.5.0-x86_64.bin

You will now get a graphical installer. It will ask you for a destination to install, if you just click next it will install and be visible in your home file so just change the destination path to /home/USERNAME/.Games/Savage2. That way it will install into your hidden ./games file.

Savage 2 should now appear in your games menu. Now go kick some smelly humans about! GO BEAST! ^^

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Dofus Linux Instalation

A quick guide for one of my fave Linux MMORPG’s. This guide is intended for Ubuntu and its derivatives.

If you find this post looking for a problem about security settings and flash, its near the bottom ^^

Ok, first of all, we need to install Flash. Open up terminal and enter :

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now follow this link – Click Here

Click the bit under the orange box that says If you do not use Windows, please click here. Now download the Linux client.

Unzip it into whatever folder you like. The file named Dofus.html is the starting icon. But first of all, we need to tell Flash its an OK app to use.

Click Here.

Now, click Edit Locations -> Add Location. Then add the whole Dofus folder (not just dofus.html but the entire Dofus folder). Then select always allow. Now you should be good to go. Start the game game with Dofus.html and take in the beauty of this pretty game all in flash ^^

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Installing XFCE4 4.6 on Xubuntu

(updated, new repo for XFCE 4.6, see here)

Ok, ive noticed theres a lot of google searches for my page popping up looking for install guides on how to install the new XFCE Desktop. So here is a quick guide. I ran this on Xubuntu Intrepid 8.10 without a hitch.

Right click this link and save it:

http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce-4.6.0/installers/xfce4-4.6-installer.run

Ok, next we need to install a few things. Open terminal and enter the following :

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libice-dev libsm-dev libxpm-dev

Now navigate to the XFCE file you downloaded in terminal. I saved mine to my desktop, if you did too, just copy paste the following command.

cd Desktop

Now we change it into an executable file and run it. Copy paste these into your terminal.

chmod +x xfce4-4.6-installer.run
./xfce4-4.6-installer.run

You will then be presented with a nice GUI to lead you the rest of the way.

I installed this on a vary sparse Xubuntu on a testing partition. I had a minor problem with a mix of 4.4 and 4.6 but nothing major. However, i have seen people running this and running into worse problems with 4.4 and 4.6 mixing. If your unsure and dont knot know what your doing, wait for it to come up in the repos. Jauntys not far away now and it will be in Jaunty.

Hope this helps someone

Installing new Windows Themes in XFCE

To install an window theme in Xubuntu you need to move the folder with the theme in to your systems theme folder. In our beloved Xubuntu that happens to be /usr/share/themes. Ill tell you the GUI way and the Terminal way. In both examples im going to assume you theme is un-tarred and is just a folder sitting on your Desktop.

The GUI Way

Open up Terminal and type:

sudo thunar

Your presented with a Thunar window. Navigate to your desktop, right click your new themes folder and hit Copy. Now go to the Themes folder, to get there click File System on the left side of the window. Open the following path of folders.

Usr
Share
Themes

Paste your Theme folder into your Themes folder, close thunar, and your done. Open the Theme menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new Theme.

The Terminal Way

Below is the command needed to move an folder from your Desktop to your Theme folder. Obviously replace Theme_folder with the name of your new themes folder.

sudo mv /Desktop/theme_folder /usr/share/themes

Open the Themes menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new theme.

For some XFCE themes have a look at : http://xfce-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=15x100x420&PHPSESSID=3341e02fa147eda09aa95849e2cd7f52

Hope somebody finds this usefull ^^

Installing Icon Themes in Xubuntu

To install an Icon theme in Xubuntu you need to move the folder with the Icon set in to your systems Icon folder. In our beloved Xubuntu that happens to be /usr/share/icons. Ill tell you the GUI way and the Terminal way. In both examples im going to assume you theme is un-tarred and is just a folder sitting on your Desktop.

The GUI Way

Open up Terminal and type:

sudo thunar

Your presented with a Thunar window. Navigate to your desktop, right click your new icon set and hit Copy. Now go to the Icons folder, to get there click File System on the left side of the window. Open the following path of folders.

Usr
Share
Icons

Paste your icons set folder into your Icons folder, close thunar, and your done. Open the Icons menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new icon sets.

The Terminal Way

Below is the command needed to move an folder from your Desktop to your Icons folder. Obviously replace icon_set_folder with the name of your icon sets folder.

sudo mv /Desktop/icon_set_folder /usr/share/icons

Open the Icons menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new icon sets.

For XFCE icon sets have a look at XFCE-Looks Icon Sets.

Hope somebody finds this usefull ^^

Installing a .bin file

Im not ashamed to admit, when i first found a .bin file 3 years ago, i was clueless how to install it. I must have tried a dozen times but couldnt figure it out. I was on an appaling 28k dial up connection so rampantly google searching wasnt much of an option. Im pretty sure i even gave up first time i met one, sad aye? ^^ So, for those new to linux heres how to install a .bin file in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros.

First we need to navigate to your file through terminal. If you skip this step Ubuntu will assume the file your trying to change in is in your home folder. If its in another folder within your home folder then you will either have to navigate to it, or move it to an easier to navigate to folder. The command you need to navigate is:

cd Path_to_file

Remember, the path will be case sensitive. I normaly have my downloads on my desktop so in my case:

cd Desktop

Got it? Great! the beggining of your terminal should now have the path you enterd at the beggining of the line.

Now we need to change the file into a file we can execute. Enter the following command with the right file name.

chmod +x file_name.bin

That should make the file executable. Nothing actually seems to happen, dont worry, its happened. Now last but not least, execute it with the command:

./file_name.bin

The ‘./’ at the beggining of that is important. You sometimes get a lot of text roll up the screen. Dont worry, that normaly just means its worked. If you have to do anymore, instructions often appear, so dont worry.

Hope someone finds this helpfull!