Sunday, 17 October 2010

Serious Sam The First Encounter on Ubuntu 10.10

Whilst having a hunt through some things that I had placed in storage a couple of years ago (and then forgot about) I happened across my original CD of Serious Sam - The First Encounter.

As this is one of the games where Loki games provided a proper Linux installer for it I thought I'd give it a bit of a blast.

Problem 1 - Tracking down the installer.

This should have been easy - ie. go to the Croteam website and download the installer, right?

Nope. They had some archived patches for a Linux installation, but not the damn installer - or if the do have it they've hidden it well.

I eventually tracked down the installer here:

Loki Installers for Linux Games

Problem 2 - Installation

So far, so good. Apart from the fact that the installer doesn't work (at least, not without some effort).

So here is a quick rundown on how to get the installer working.

First, move the installer into its own directory:

mkdir ssam
mv ssam
cd ssam
chmod +x

Make sure the original Windows CD is in your drive. And if you want you can try and run the installer.


If you are lucky it might work. If so then go, play, enjoy. See you later.

However, you may well find that you see the following:

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Serious Sam: The First Encounter 1.05beta3-english-2 Installer.............................

after which you are back at the terminal prompt.

If this is the case, then you can try the following, which worked for me.

./ --tar xvf
sudo ./

And that should be it. The installer should run and you can choose where to install it and finally play the game!

1 comment:

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Ubuntu 10.10 is great apart from the changes in gnome-power-manager.