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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:19    Post subject:  Additional Software for Xenial64
Subject description: Software for Xenial64
 

Hello
It looks like that Xenial64-7.5 is the operating system we have to work with in the near future. Therefor it makes sense to make our favourite software 64bit compatible and runable under Xenial64.
To facilitate their usage, a bare Xenial64 installation as the target should be assumed so all additional libs are included in the package.
What have you recently compiled for Xenial64 ?
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Uploaded so far:

eDuke3D (no game content)
QBasic64
VMware Player 14.1.1
Unreal Tournament 2004 (no game content)
Unreal Tournament 4
SuperTuxKart 0.9.3
Fotowelt (Real) 6.3.4
qt5 5.9.5
Interactive Disassembler IDA 7.0


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I would like to start with one of the most played first-person shoooters: Duke3D.

A linux-port of eduke32 exists. I compiled the last source code using Xenial 64 bit V7.5. Due to the fact that multiplayer is still an issue with the regular eduke32 I have added the last eduke32-oldmp version 12 of Striker because eduke32 makes most fun in a multiplayer game.

Download (update V14): http://www.mediafire.com/file/a2467ynid9ndcbj/eDuke32-14_Xenial64.sfs

Some additional information:
The game content is not included. You might download the DUKE3D.GRP file elsewere: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1351193065&t=80513
The file has to be placed in root/.eduke32
Newer texture files like duke3d_lrp.zip or duke3d_hrp.zip can be placed in root/.eduke32/autoload.

The start of an eduke32-oldmp multiplayer-game is not easy and differs from the newer versions. A good help can be found here:
http://static.jonof.id.au/modsuppt/jfduke3d/releasenotes.html

shortend (3 players, Master-Slave game):
Host name IP address (assumption, replace with correct values)
Server 192.168.1.5
Player1 192.168.1.2
Player2 192.168.1.6

Commands in terminal for Master-Slave game play with 3 players:
Server ./eduke32-oldmp -net -n0:3
Player1 ./eduke32-oldmp -net -n0 192.168.1.5
Player2 ./eduke32-oldmp -net -n0 192.168.1.5

Tested with bare frugal installation of Xenial64 7.5 but might run also on older 64bit puppies.

Forum: https://forums.duke4.net/topic/6523-eduke32-oldmp/page__st__210

Good luck and a lot of fun.
Christian

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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:42    Post subject:  

Interesting. I loved Duke3d, especially multiplayer tying up the phone lines with friends and cousins all night long haha. Smile
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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 18:17    Post subject:  

Hello
Next program I use regularly with Xenial64 is QBasic64, a Basic compiler with the full instruction set of the first Commodore Basic plus many more extensions.
I am not sure whether QBasic64 is suitable to develop complex programs but it can be used to breathe new life into our old Basic programs of the 80's.

Needs installed devx (C++).

http://www.mediafire.com/file/785t65va76gotl9/QBasic64_1.2_Xenial64.sfs

Forum: http://www.qb64.net/forum/

Have fun.

Christian
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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Feb 2018, 06:38    Post subject: VMware Player  

Hello
This time I would like to share my installation of the latest VMware Player 14.1.1. It is freeware, so I could share it completely as a SFS-file.
I took a long time to figure out how to install the Player and get the USB-sticks recognized by the Virtual Machines... Nevertheless, the VMware-Installer copies a lot of libs to the system which are already part of Xenial. Maybe in the future I will remove them from the actual package.

The VMware Player needs 2 Kernel modules which are generated during the loading of the SFS-package. For this, you need have installed
devx_xenialpup64_7.5.sfs
kernel_sources-4.9.58-xenialpup64.sfs

I am unsure whether the modules can be generated/installed on a secure boot system. That's the reason why I decided to let VMware generate and install these drivers itself. In case they need to be signed, then this has to be done afterwards.

For the installation you should use "SFS-load on the fly" to add the package. After adding the SFS when you are asked to run, skip or end, you should click on the run button. Then the compilation of the modules starts. The progress indicator ticks the closed activities. VMware Player starts after the compilation.
I recommend to stop the Player and reboot the computer the first time only.
Then you will find the Player Icon in the System menu.
Good luck with your experiments with the VMware Player under Linux,
http://www.mediafire.com/file/7kzh2h283zcwvsw/VMware_Player_14.1.1.sfs
Good luck.
Christian
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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Feb 2018, 06:58    Post subject: Unreal Tournament 2004  

Hello
Did you play Unreal Tournament in the past ? We played this so many hours, especially in multiplayer mode. I think it can't be run/installed on Windows 10.
Therefor I decide to make it playable under Linux. The last patch offers a stable 64 bit binary which could be used for it.

My SFS-file contains the binaries but not the game content (textures, maps, sounds, etc.) for license reasons. I you have the game DVD at home you should be able to add the missing files easily.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/bo3o2v63bdrvch4/UT2004-3369_Xenial_x86_64.sfs

Have fun with it.

Christian

P.S. More about Unreal Tournament with game content in the next post.

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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Feb 2018, 09:42    Post subject:  

Hello
Unfortunately UT4 shows a segfault and persits to be installed/run not in administrator mode. I tried Spot but without success.
No further idea so far.
Christian

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Feb 2018, 10:23    Post subject: SuperTuxKart  

Hello
This is something for the younger Puppy-users.
It's SuperTuxKart (latest version 0.9.3). I made the package for my nephew.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zqxw79z38wur88c/SuperTuxKart-0.9.3.sfs
Christian
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:02    Post subject:  

I got the SuperTuxKart SFS to work in Tahrpup64 6.0.5.
It needed some dependency stuff that was missing in Tahrpup.
32bit comparability SFS is loaded.

In Puppy Package Manager(PPM)
First Update the database. PPM>Configure
Search for and install these.
libopenal1_1.14
libbluetooth3_4.101

Have you used this program before?
It sure seems to want to track you and get info about you to work on line.
I used it off-line, I hope.
Not sure I want to use it.

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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2018, 16:37    Post subject:  

Hello Bigpup
This version of SuperTuxKart stems from the developer and can be downloaded from sourceforge (supertuxkart-0.9.3-linux.tar.xz). I simply threw out the 32 bit stuff, added some missing libs for Xenial64 7.5 and some links and shortcuts. I guarantee that the SFS-file runs on a fresh frugal Xenial64 7.5.

Yes, I just have tried it again with a new installation: at the very first start of the game it asks you once only whether you agree that the game uploads some information about your computer in the background. I am also not happy about this and answered "no" at that point. I have to trust this, because the games make a lot of fun for the kids.

So far we tried only the singleplayer mode offline.

Christian

P.S. The sources of SuperTuxKart are disclosed so that everybody could have a look into the code what's going on and could compile it.
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/supertuxkart/SuperTuxKart/0.9.3/supertuxkart-0.9.3-src.tar.xz
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 15:45    Post subject: Fotobook-Software  

Hello
I recently bought a new computer for my wife and tried Xenial64 to set up a productive system. My wife's favourite activity is to design Fotobooks and all possible things you could beautify with fotos.
Her program of choice stems from CEWE (a german supplier of Fotobooks) and she uses the version of Real (german supermarkts). Despite the program is very stable now, I think this program makes more sense for german Puppy users.
Nevertheless, here it is:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bykdknvcef32fzn/real-Fotowelt-6.3.4_amd64.pet

By the way, it needs qt5, so that I have to put together a functional qt5 (see below).

Christian
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Hesse James


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Aug 2018, 15:58    Post subject: qt5  

Hello
I needed a functional qt5 to use the above described fotobook-software. It took me quite a while to understand a bit more about the arrangement of all the files and libs.
So far it works as it should, even in parallel to the qt4 of the last release of Xenial64 (so far I haven't found any collisions, but I haven't tested it fully).
Same is valid for compiling apps using qt5. I have not found any problems but who knows...
In case you plan to compile qt5 programs, please use a clean installation for first trials.
Here they are:
Standard qt5.9.5:http://www.mediafire.com/file/0gty2mo3jkbtfok/qt5.9.5_main_Xenial64.sfs
qt5.9.5 with WebKit:http://www.mediafire.com/file/6yndr05xti7cr7c/qt5.9.5_main_WebKit_Xenial64.sfs
qt5.9.5-dev:http://www.mediafire.com/file/37zimpnadne4hc6/qt5.9.5_dev_Xenial64.sfs

Christian
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2018, 13:58    Post subject:  

Hello
Recently I found a free version of the Interactive Disassembler 7.0.
It uses qt5 but the above offered 5.9.5 is not compatible. I therefore needed to keep the contained qt 5.6.
I made a sfs-file which could be downloaded here for non commercial usage.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bjzgog21exkj5dk/IDAfree-7.0.sfs
Christian
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