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I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter) so please bear with me. I just installed Ubuntu a day or so ago and went looking for an MMO for it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit and I downloaded Regnum Online from this page.

Fast forward to me who just finished downloading the 700mb or so file, when I double clicked on it, it said:

Could not display "/home/myname/Downloads/ROInstall_32".

There is no application installed for executable files.
Do you want to search for an application to open this file?
                                           [ NO ] [ YES ]

Clicking Yes, it scanned for a few moments then came up with PyPar2 so I installed it. After installing PyPar2, I ran it again but I had the feeling I was being whisked further and further away from my goal which is simply to install the game onto my system.

PyPar2 was talking about protection and whatnot so I decided to just quit it and post here and ask for help.

For clarification, yes, I downloaded the Linux version and the download link looked like this. enter image description here

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Did you download the Linux version? – hexafraction Aug 21 '12 at 13:07
FYI: my installation of regnum did not ask for pypar2. edit: Oh and it looks like pypar2 is used to check integrity of the download ;) – Rinzwind Aug 21 '12 at 13:14
So how did you install it then @Rinzwind? – Propeller Aug 22 '12 at 6:04
Yes @ObsessiveFOSS. See my screenshot above. – Propeller Aug 22 '12 at 6:06
@ShedoSurashu I found an easier method ;) alsius FTW :+ – Rinzwind Aug 22 '12 at 7:06
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It looks like a permissions issue. Right-click the file, and go to properties.

Go to the permissions tab, and check the checkbox to allow executing this file as a program. Click Close. Try to open it again.

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Did you know that there is a PPA (ppa:surakin/regnumonline) for regnum?

deb oneiric main 
deb-src oneiric main 

Signing key: 1024R/A75CE7F5

Fingerprint: 8CD7852C37DF10A5924342E328BC0D06A75CE7F5

It is 3 weeks behind so the auto-updater might take a bit longer to update to the current release. This way you can use USC to install it.


More info:

What are PPAs and how do I use them?

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  1. Press Ctrl-Alt-T to open the terminal.

  2. Use cd command to locate the directory where ROinstall is:

  3. chmod 700 ROinstall_32 to make it executable.

  4. ./ROinstall to run it.

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