Rather than trying to get the installer working, I think you're better off manually copying the game files into a folder on your hard drive.
The only must-have game data files:
I'd copy them to a folder (maybe ~/.fs2_open
?) and point Knossos
to that folder.
I'm not sure which file is on which CD, and I think a couple files have (hopefully identical?) copies on multiple CDs, who knows why.
The MediaVPs mod (which adds high-quality graphics) includes high-res cutscenes IIRC, so you don't need the movie files from the retail CDs.
Maybe also useful are the player HUD color pre-sets. They're called hud_1.hcf
, and hud_3.hcf
. No idea which CD they're on. Create a data
folder in your new local folder, then a players
subfolder within that, then put those files there.
Since you're on Linux, I assume you have a reasonable amount of computer savvy.
If you want to build the latest Knossos, your best bet is asking for help on the HLP Discord
. Here's the GitHub repo
(yes, it's "old knossos") with slightly outdated build instructions
Hope that helps.