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I downloaded Streets of Rage 5 from bomber games on my computer running Ubuntu but I am unable to make it work! I edited the file sorr to include my directories which made the application launch and even load the game manual, but won't start the game! Am I missing something here?

  • The only window I got

The only window I got

I edited it so it includes the deb file that @luchonacho uploaded for me!

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    The page you provided through a link is reported as a Deceptive Site by Firefox – M. Becerra Dec 12 '16 at 17:11
  • It's just a download link for a gz archive! – Muaad ElSharif Dec 13 '16 at 14:20
  • I am unable to find a working download link for this game, the one you edited out also does not work. Can you give a live link? Suggestions I have seen for successfully running the game on 64bit: sudo apt-get install libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 and for 32bit: sudo apt-get install libasound2 libasound2-plugins. More than happy to test this out if I can find a live download link..... – andrew.46 Dec 13 '16 at 20:16
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    @MuaadElSharif Added the linux version to the answer. Maybe the file was problematic. It works perfectly for me. – user308164 Dec 14 '16 at 21:11
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    @andrew.46 I found the file. Check my answer. Hopefully it will work for you too. – user308164 Dec 14 '16 at 21:11
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Native (linux) instructions for Ubuntu 16.04

Download the .deb file from here. Then, open a terminal, cd into the file, and run:

sudo dpkg -i sorr_5.1-1ug_amd64.deb

This installs the game on the computer. It automatically installs a launcher. Thus, you can open it from the Menu.

File source: here.


Wine instructions for Ubuntu 16.04

The following instructions allow you to play Streets of Rage Remake v5.1 using Wine (I have version 1.9.24, but it might work in others too).

  • In case you do not have it already, install wine. You can get the current version (1.6) by running sudo apt-get install wine. For the latest build, follow these instructions:

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
    
  • Download the Windows version of the game from here. (there are some extra soundtracks in the last post)

  • Extract the .rar file in your local folder, wherever you want. This will create a SORRv5.1 folder.
  • Run the SorR.exe file with wine. Double-clicking it might be enough. If not, right-click on the file, and select "Open with Wine Windows Program Loader".

Meny entry: additionally to the above, you can create a Menu entry for the game, so that you can run easily from the Menu. To do so, open a terminal and run the following:

    cd ~/.local/share/applications/
    sudo nano SorR.desktop

The first command take you to the folder where .desktop files (and menu entries) are stored. The second creates a file. Then, copy the text below into that file (with right-click or Ctrl+Shift+v):

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Streets of Rage Remake
    Exec= wine /path/to/SORRv5.1/SorR.exe
    Icon=/path/to/SORRv5.1/manual/img/sorr.png
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Games;

Replace /path/to/ with the corresponding path, and select the image you would like as icon, in case the one I chose is not of your like. once you have copied that, press Ctrl+O to save. To exit, press Ctrl+X.

Now, your menu entry is in the Games folder.


In-game instructions. The games comes configured for joystick. If you do not have one, then change the Controls commands, where you can select keyboard instead of joystick.

That's it. Sound works fine. Enjoy!

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