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Legacy OS 2.1 Gamer release announced on Distrowatch
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Puppyt

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 07:26    Post subject:  

Hi John,
BIG thanks for Legacy OS 2.1 Gamer - I set it up on my son's desktop computer which is PIII vintage, and it has been keeping him and his sister very well entertained. SuperTux is a particular hit, though I think it has been superseded by your preparation of "Beneath a Steel Sky" which I loaded up for them during my visit today. (They will also discover "Flight of the Amazon Queen" plus a few others I secretly included from your repository Smile )
Many thanks for all your detailed work with it. I noted only that I couldn't seem to access Action>Show Location with pfind ("Error. No file selected") - is that just me, is it working for anyone else? I should mention that while I did a frugal install to the ide hd, with Grub2 (and also separately grub4dos to the MBR), we can only really boot successfully from the CD. Might be a dodgey/grubby CD copied key files less-than-optimally from the original burn, but I will run a separate MD5 on the Big 4 as a process of elimination. Still working very sweetly indeed for all the games and other programs that we've tested.
You earlier asked for suggestions for other possible candidates in the Gamer repository/canon. Could I second sc0ttman's suggestion of DosBoxGame Launcher http://members.quicknet.nl/blankendaalr/dbgl/? You already have a compatible version of DosBox packaged with Gamer 2.1, and the other big dependency is Java 1.5. Would it be plausible, maybe as an SFS?
The only other suggestion is from my son - he got through SuperTux in less than a week and is asking for SuperTux2. It seems that the developer and his game engine has a bit of a cult following, and fans have volunteered extra levels that would continue to expand the possibilities for "old" hardware recycling, it seems to me.

Thanks again for an incredible job Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 11:26    Post subject:  

Hello Puppyt,
I've created a tar.gz package of dbgl and uploaded it to the Legacy Gamer repo at SourceForge. Can you please test and confirm it works. You'll find it under Accessories > Command Line in the menu. Please comment as I don't want a non working app available for download. App works intesting. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 18:06    Post subject:  

Thanks John! Brilliant - I'll test it later today, very excited to test if your DBGL front-end works OOTB with Legacy Gamer 2.1's pre-selected Java and DosBox versions - would be testament to your foresight in picking the best 'sweetspot' for dated hardware Smile
http://sourceforge.net/projects/legacyoslinux/files/Legacy%20OS%202.1%20Gamer%20Extra%20Packages/ for the reference of all who will follow.
PS Could you also include your SourceForge parent folder link in your signature? I'm so disorganised that it often takes me *ages* to track down the repositories again between breaks (plus, good broadcasting of your latest work for anyone catching any of your previous posts on the Murga forum. Just an idea to spread your kudos)

UPDATE: The machine has no internet access so I'm muddling around this issue when I run dbgl from terminal:
Code:
/usr/share/dbgl/dbgl: line 4: /usr/bin/java : No such file or directory

Reckon I just have to create a symlink in a new /usr/bin/java directory, but I can't work out which one?
EDIT: Couldn't find out how to run javaws, kjava etc - wasn't sure where the java executive was located. Something about my frugal install, perhaps - would it be different with a full installation?

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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 05:55    Post subject:  

Hello Puppyt,
I've uploaded a Java Package to SourceForge for you to install and test. Hopefully this will get dbgl working for you. Please let me know if it's successful.

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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 08:06    Post subject:  

Cheers John Smile - I hope to have another chance to run it through tomorrow, much appreciated!
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