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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64.

I have downloaded and extracted Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1.1. I want to add a shortcut to it in my Games folder in the Main Menu. I tried adding the following:


but nothing happens. How do I start ADOM in a gnome-terminal (with an appropriate terminal size of at least 25x77) from the Main Menu?

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gnome-terminal -e "your command" --geometry=25x77

For example, your command may be "~/Downloads/adom/adom".

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Thanks, it works perfectly except it should be --geometry=77x25 (width x height). I also like how the terminal session ends when I exit the game. – Dune Jun 14 '12 at 2:12

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