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I am trying to get Don't starve for my Samsung Chromebook with Ubuntu and I can't figure out if i can play it since it's a .rar file. If anybody knows please let me know.

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Note to close voters and reviewers: If you close this as a duplicate, make sure that the duplicate post addresses dealing with RAR files. This is an instance where posts about handling .tar files will not work, as it specifically needs unrar. – Thomas Ward Mar 26 '14 at 22:26
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A .rar file is basically the same as a .zip compressed folder. It doesn't run the game, it probably extracts the game or an installer for the game.

You will need to read up on the exact procedures for installing the game, but to extract the .rar you can do the following:

sudo apt-get install unrar
cd /path/to/rar/file/
unrar e file.rar

Replace /path/to/rar/file/ with the path to the folder that the .rar exists in. Then, replace file.rar with the actual filename. This will extract the .rar file's contents.

However, as I have said, you will need to look at the README for the specific program, or its INSTALL guide to know how to either run or install the game, after the files in the .rar are extracted.

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Thanks, I will try that right now – tatty fish pickle Mar 21 '14 at 1:08
for the sudo apt-get install unrar it says "E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? – tatty fish pickle Mar 21 '14 at 1:14
@tattyfishpickle that means you either have synaptic open, you have Update Manager running, you have Software Center running, or you didn't use sudo when you used the apt-get command. – Thomas Ward Mar 26 '14 at 21:23

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