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I installed Doom3 BFG edition the way it said over here. The whole procedure was carried out as instructed.

When I double clicked the executable file, my computer didn’t know how to open it so nautilus searched for an app on the Internet and suggested to download pypar2, I downloaded it opened the executable file again and PyPar2 gave me options to create something; and I did it.

I still cannot play the game.

I’m running Edubuntu 12.10, and the directory is created in an NTFS formatted drive.

P.S. Its a fresh new Edubuntu installation, I haven’t installed any updates yet.

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what kind of file is it? did you try to make it executable? chmod +x my.file –  vertoe Jan 27 '13 at 16:59

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It seems that NTFS formatted drives do not support executable files. As stated here:

Setting executable permission of any files at ntfs partition on Linux is almost impossible.

The solutions I've seen so far are very hacky and I wouldn't recommend them unless you know what you are doing.

An easy workaround would be to move the whole game files to an ext4 file system, for example, create a Games directory in your home directory, move the Doom3 BFG files there and make the executable files executable again:

$ chmod +x ~/Games/Doom3BFG/myExecutable

After that you should be able to run the file by double clicking it or run from command line with

$ ~/Games/Doom3BFG/myExecutable

If you prefer the more hacky way and want to run it only from your NTFS file system, you should read on the following threads:

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So thats the problem... Thanks bro, didnt know you couldnt run executables from an ntfs drive. I may try the 'hacky' process.. :| Or, I may formate a pendrive ext4 and run from there... Can that be done? –  Rifaz Nahiyan Jan 28 '13 at 13:53
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Yes, you can format the drive ext4, but you wont be able to read ext4 file systems with windows. –  vertoe Jan 28 '13 at 15:20
    
That's not so, you can read ext4 with windows using ext2fsd. ext2fsd.com for more info and sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/files/latest/… to download. Also, howtogeek.com/112888/… –  mchid Nov 1 at 19:34

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