I installed it from the software center, but it won't start up. Am I missing something?
You'll need a legal copy of the game data copied into the
It is a port of the engine to SDL, for running the game on other platforms, but it does not include any game data. You must obtain a legal copy to play the game.
You can play the freely available shareware version fairly simply:
However, I thought I would explain how I set it up for my legal cd version of the game, as this may be helpful for you or later readers, and reflects an alternative approach, as I compiled the latest version. You do not have to do this- I thought I would add this answer as another valid approach.
The first thing to do is to find your disks with the game data; you can install the cd or any disk version using
This runs the rott sdl wrapper, which is in the user's path, as the executable has been added to
Using the latest version of the program from the official site is recommended as there are a lot of fixes in version 1.1.2.
Firstly, you need the sdl development files, so install them with
If you are going to use the non-shareware version, you have to compile it from this directory with
If you have the CD version, use instead
See the readme for other options, if you have any other specific compilation requirements or an unusual version of the game.
Then simply run
This sdl port of the game will give you better performance than
Just set up the steam version of ROTT, only needed 4 files.
If you would like to run the full version, you will need to switch your binary via:
are all in... /usr/share/games/rott/