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1 Hi, the current guide to getting Zero-K on Linux is for the terminal. That's fine for me, but it might be nice to have a GUI version. 1 Hi, the current guide to getting Zero-K on Linux is for the terminal. That's fine for me, but it might be nice to have a GUI version.
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3 Current guide: 3 Current guide:
4 [quote] 4 [quote]
5 sudo apt-get install mono-complete libsdl2-2.0-0 libopenal1 libcurl3 5 sudo apt-get install mono-complete libsdl2-2.0-0 libopenal1 libcurl3
6 mkdir Zero-K 6 mkdir Zero-K
7 cd Zero-K 7 cd Zero-K
8 wget https://zero-k.info/lobby/Chobby.exe 8 wget https://zero-k.info/lobby/Chobby.exe
9 chmod u+x Chobby.exe 9 chmod u+x Chobby.exe
10 mono Chobby.exe 10 mono Chobby.exe
11 [/quote] 11 [/quote]
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13 Here is one attempt at an installer that does all that: 13 Here is one attempt at an installer that does all that:
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15 https://mega. nz/#!fgsizQ4b!UJBogQq1IDUWVi2i2B3buz4Cb4DGLzvo6HUaQrDdrJY 15 ( Link updated, fix current folder path)
16 https://mega.nz/#!K0t3FDRa!UEWVdtdqWKhhhAs8AK6ETjs9TlIwaINvhb2tdrrCxXQ
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17 It's a tar.gz file with an icon and a bash script that installs the dependencies, creates a .desktop file, and downloads Chobby. 18 It's a tar.gz file with an icon and a bash script that installs the dependencies, creates a .desktop file, and downloads Chobby.
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19 Install guide with that: 20 Install guide with that:
20 1. Download Zero-K.tar.gz 21 1. Download Zero-K.tar.gz
21 2. extract it anywhere 22 2. extract it anywhere
22 3. double click to go into the newly created Zero-K folder 23 3. double click to go into the newly created Zero-K folder
23 4. double click setup-zerok.sh, choose run or run in terminal 24 4. double click setup-zerok.sh, choose run or run in terminal
24 5. Follow instructions (first one is dependency install, then wait for Chobby download) 25 5. Follow instructions (first one is dependency install, then wait for Chobby download)
25 6. double click Zero-K.desktop and mark it trusted 26 6. double click Zero-K.desktop and mark it trusted
26 7. Double click again to launch Chobby and play. 27 7. Double click again to launch Chobby and play.
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28 8. Optional: Copy Zero-K.desktop to your desktop or to your ~/.local/share/applications folder to have it in your Ubuntu / Mint / KDE / LXDE menu. 29 8. Optional: Copy Zero-K.desktop to your desktop or to your ~/.local/share/applications folder to have it in your Ubuntu / Mint / KDE / LXDE menu.
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31 P.S. 32 P.S.
32 For a bit of an improvement to the manual one, to get the dependencies, we can also say, please click this apt link to install the packagers required by Zero-K: 33 For a bit of an improvement to the manual one, to get the dependencies, we can also say, please click this apt link to install the packagers required by Zero-K:
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34 apt://mono-complete,libsdl2-2.0-0,libopenal1,libcurl3 35 apt://mono-complete,libsdl2-2.0-0,libopenal1,libcurl3
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36 P.P.S. Source code 37 P.P.S. Source code
37 [spoiler] 38 [spoiler]
38 FILE: setup-zerok.sh 39 FILE: setup-zerok.sh
39 Contents: 40 Contents:
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41 #!/bin/bash 42 #!/bin/bash
42 installdir=$( dirname "${0}" ) 43 installdir=$( dirname "${0}" )
43 \n 44 \n
44 # Setup dependencies ... 45 # Setup dependencies ...
45 pkexec apt-get install mono-complete libsdl2-2.0-0 libopenal1 libcurl3 zenity 46 pkexec apt-get install mono-complete libsdl2-2.0-0 libopenal1 libcurl3 zenity
46 \n 47 \n
47 # Setup ZK... 48 # Setup ZK...
48 cd ${installdir} 49 cd ${installdir}
49 wget -N https://zero-k.info/lobby/Chobby.exe | zenity --progress --text "Downloading Zero-K Lobby..." --title "Downloading Zero-K" --auto-close --auto-kill 50 wget -N https://zero-k.info/lobby/Chobby.exe | zenity --progress --text "Downloading Zero-K Lobby..." --title "Downloading Zero-K" --auto-close --auto-kill
50 chmod o+x Chobby.exe 51 chmod o+x Chobby.exe
51 \n 52 \n
52 echo "[Desktop Entry] 53 echo "[Desktop Entry]
53 Version=1.0 54 Version=1.0
54 Name=Zero-K 55 Name=Zero-K
55 Exec=mono ${installdir}/Chobby.exe 56 Exec=mono ${installdir}/Chobby.exe
56 Path=${installdir} 57 Path=${installdir}
57 Icon=${installdir}/icon.png 58 Icon=${installdir}/icon.png
58 Terminal=false 59 Terminal=false
59 Type=Application 60 Type=Application
60 Categories=Application;Game;ArcadeGame; 61 Categories=Application;Game;ArcadeGame;
61 " > "${installdir}/Zero-K.desktop" 62 " > "${installdir}/Zero-K.desktop"
62 chmod o+x "${installdir}/Zero-K.desktop" 63 chmod o+x "${installdir}/Zero-K.desktop"
63 \n 64 \n
64 # Delete itself 65 # Delete itself
65 zenity --info --title "Done\!" --text "Setup complete! Please click the \"Zero-K\" file to run the game." 66 zenity --info --title "Done\!" --text "Setup complete! Please click the \"Zero-K\" file to run the game."
66 rm "${0}" 67 rm "${0}"
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68 [/spoiler] 69 [/spoiler]
69 \n 70 \n
70 Source code explanation: 71 Source code explanation:
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72 [spoiler] 73 [spoiler]
73 First, install dependencies plus zenity, a small script GUI helper. We use pkexec since it should work across all desktops, unity, gnome, kde, lxde, xfce. 74 First, install dependencies plus zenity, a small script GUI helper. We use pkexec since it should work across all desktops, unity, gnome, kde, lxde, xfce.
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75 Then we download Chobby, but skip download if the folder already has a newer Chobby.exe, and show the user a progress window while we wait. Then we mark chobby executable. 76 Then we download Chobby, but skip download if the folder already has a newer Chobby.exe, and show the user a progress window while we wait. Then we mark chobby executable.
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77 Then we create a .desktop file, a Linux shortcut for running Zero-K. These can give the game a nice icon, they can be moved to your Desktop or placed in the menu, and they can enter the game directory before running it so the game finds its data. 78 Then we create a .desktop file, a Linux shortcut for running Zero-K. These can give the game a nice icon, they can be moved to your Desktop or placed in the menu, and they can enter the game directory before running it so the game finds its data.
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79 Finally, we tell the user to run the Zero-K desktop file to start the game. The script deletes itself once it's done. 80 Finally, we tell the user to run the Zero-K desktop file to start the game. The script deletes itself once it's done.
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81 [/spoiler] 82 [/spoiler]
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