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Linux, UQM only shows black screen...
« on: April 10, 2003, 11:15:22 pm »

I downloaded the zip files and statically linked (whatever that means) installer, after some CHMODding ran the .sh file and managed to install the game. Now, when I launch the executable it opens a window with the correct title, but the contents of the window is just black with it's own inverted cursor.

What could be the problem  Huh ?

I'm still pretty much a beginner with Linux, so please be specific.  Tongue
I am running Mandrake Linux 9.1 with KDE 3.1.  


Re: Linux, UQM only shows black screen...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2003, 02:06:11 am »

Claims have been made that there are many reasons why this could happen, but on Linux platforms you have a fairly good chance that it's related to your version of SDL.

At a prompt, type this:

rpm -qa | grep -i sdl

and compare the versions of libSDL and libSDL_image with the "required" versions posted on the downloads page.  Odds are that one of the versions is older than what is required, but perhaps not.

Another possibility is that your installation of SDL_image does not have PNG support built-in.  Since all the graphics in the game are PNG files, this is problematic.  Smiley

In either case, you'll need to get newer versions of the libraries from your vendor (i.e., MandrakeSoft) or build/install your own from sources.  Links to all required libs are available on the downloads page for easy retrieval.
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