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WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux
Hi folks,

in the German ubuntuusers-Wiki there is a new installation instruction for WCS:DD in Linux using PlayonLinux and wineport_lib

Preparation (PoL 4.2.6 is the current version from the PPA):
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wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget "$(lsb_release -cs).list" -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall playonlinux
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now download the tar.gz from here (unfortunately, there is no torrent available yet):

and check the md5sum. It should read:
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md5sum WingCommanderSaga.tar.gz
a4c74980d50625ca39a86ba0b12c316b  WingCommanderSaga.tar.gz

  • For 64bit:
Now unpack it to your /home folder and double-click the file "setup".

  • For 32bit:
Install the provided packages as described, because the "setup" file was compiled with 64bit:
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sudo dpkg -i ~/WingCommanderSaga/packages/*.deb
For 32 bit users: The folder "packages" contains PoL version 4.2.4 and wineport_libs, it is installed as described. Feel free to update PoL as described above.

In any case it creates a new menu entry. The first start from the menu opens the PlayonLinux config assistant installing the correct Wine-version, libraries, DirectX9, etc.

Confirm any questions for additional components. This may take some time. Also confirm the licence(s).

Installation path:

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/home/$USER/PlayOnLinux's virtual drives/WingCommanderSaga/drive_c/Program Files
Translated from here:
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 01:31:58 pm by praseodym »

Re: WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux
You'd be much, much better off using the conversion to the SCP engine that Matth made.
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Re: WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux
You'd be much, much better off using the conversion to the SCP engine that Matth made.
Not if you plan to actually play the campaign from beginning to end without hiccups.

EDIT - see post below
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 12:45:13 am by X3N0-Life-Form »


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Re: WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux

Re: WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux
You'd be better off just updating the sourcecode with the SCP git master and keeping the table handling/sourcecode changes so the game was actually kept current and cross-platform... Especially now that FRED2 is going native on Linux/Mac. Seems stupid to lock a game to one platform. Guessing the Saga changes to Freespace 2 probably only result in a few hundred lines of changed code.
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Re: WCS:DD in Linux with PlayonLinux
The best way to play WCS (and FS2 in general) on Linux is with Knossos.
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