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Postby Noob-Tech-Ninja » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:22 pm

Hi there guys.

I was hoping that you could answer a couple of questions for me please.

Background:
I'd love to play Project Osiris (an Alien Breed 3D, re-imagining)
via GZDoom on Linux.

1. I've installed GZDoom

2. I experience the following error message:
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cannot find a game IWAD (doom.wad doom2.wad, heretic.wad, etc).
Did you install GZDOome properly? You can do either of the following:

1. Place one of more of these wads in ~/snap/gzdoom/current/.config/gzdoom/.

2. Edit your ~/snap/gzdoom/current/.config/gzdoom/gzdoom/ini and add the
directories of your iwads to the list beneatch [IWADSearch.Directories]


Which is pretty self explanatory, however.......................

Those dirs don't exist on my system, and I cant seem to create the dirs
(even when escalating to root - as its a live filesystem)

3. I have the following directories showing after GZDoom has been installed
/snap/gzdoom/current/

Then shows the following sub-dirs:
bin, build, etc, lib, meta, snap, usr,

I've looked into each of them, and there doesn't appear to be a .config dir there.

4. In /home/[my username]/.config/
I created a dir called gzdoom, and added a couple of wad files from freedoom
In either scenario, I get the error message shown above (in point 2)

5. When running gzdoom from the CLI, I experience the following error message:
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OS: Ubuntu Core 20, Linux 4.15.0-153-generic on x86_64
M_LoadDefaults: Load system defaults.

(process:8234): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:58:17.465: Locale not supported by C library.
   Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.avail/53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf", line
10: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as
expected


Questions:
6. What do I need to do, in order to create these dirs, to allow me to add those wad files,
and then play Project Osiris ?

7. Is there anything else that I need to do, or consider to allow me to do this ?

TIA for any help or advice

Useful information:

GZDOom version = GZDoom g4.6.0-m - 2021-05-22 16:34:22 +0200 - SDL version

PC details:
OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
OS type: 64-bit
DE: KDE 5.12.9
Kernel: 4.15.0-99-generic
CPU: 4x Intel Core-2 Q8200 (@2.33 Ghz)
RAM: 8GB
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Re: GZDoom > Installtion issues >

Postby Rachael » Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:28 am

Since you're using Ubuntu it's much better to directly use the debian repository that Blzut3 maintains. You can install GZDoom then directly, using apt.

http://debian.drdteam.org/
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Re: GZDoom > Installtion issues >

Postby Gez » Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:47 am

Noob-Tech-Ninja wrote:I've looked into each of them, and there doesn't appear to be a .config dir there.

I apologize if I say something you already know, but just for the sake of thorough checking: names that start by a dot are hidden by default in Linux and other Unix-style systems.

Also Project Osiris is an "IPK3", so all you need to do to play it is put it in a folder where GZDoom looks for IWADs. Then it'll detect it and you'll be able to play it. You don't need to install Doom or any other game.
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Re: GZDoom > Installtion issues >

Postby Noob-Tech-Ninja » Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:31 pm

Hi again guys.

Thanks very much for taking the time to look at this issue for me.

8. Yes - I'm aware that dot files are hidden on linux - I "un-hid" any hidden files whilst trying to look for
the aformentioned dirs
(But it was worth pointing out, as a lot of people may be unaware of that). Thank you.

9. Well it seems that I've had some success. I can now load GZDoom properly !
These files and dirs are now showing on my filesystem.

I came back to this issue again, this evening.
(I'm embarresed to say) that - It appears that they have been created (or now show) after a reboot of the computer.
(In my defence - as Linux users, we often dont need to perform reboots when installing software).

10. The next issue is that Project Osiris wont start, as it requires OpenGL version 3.3
So I now need to figure out how to upgrade my version of OpenGL.

Once again, thanks for all of your help so-far.
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Re: GZDoom > Installtion issues >

Postby Gez » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:42 am

Project Osiris itself doesn't have hardware requirements, it's GZDoom that does. Though I think you can try to start it in software rendered mode. Or try GZDoom-GLES or LZDoom for lower requirements.
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