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Playing Dink under GNU/Linux

May 23rd 2009, 05:53 PM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
Here's how to play Dink Smallwood under GNU/Linux

Basics:
- you'll use the GNU FreeDink engine, the improved yet compatible Dink engine
- you get a release:
-- using the latest binary release from freedink.org (most recent),
-- from your distribution: ArchLinux, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu... (possibly older, but easier)
-- by compiling it by hand (if you have specific needs)
- the package includes a version of the Dink data that lack some sounds (http://www.freedink.org/doc/sounds/) that Seth can't make free software. Please contribute replacements

The suite contains DFArc version 3 that can run the game and install D-Mods.

Easy install:

* From freedink.org: check "Latest version from this website" at http://www.freedink.org/get

* Debian and Ubuntu: click on System > Administration > Synaptic, then install the 'freedink' package.
Then click on Applications > Games > DFArc

* Fedora: click on System > Administration > Add/Remove software, then install the 'freedink' package.
Then click on Applications > Games > DFArc

* OpenSUSE: enable the Games repository (Control Center > Community Repositories > openSUSE BuildService - Games), then install package 'freedink'

* ArchLinux: type in a terminal: yaourt -S freedink-engine freedink-dfarc

You can find more information at: http://www.freedink.org/.
The latest FreeDink release at the DN is at: http://www.dinknetwork.com/file/gnu_freedink/.

Alternatively (more difficult) install manually:
- Download and uncompress the engine (freedink-1.08.DATE.tar.gz from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freedink/) and follow instructions in the BUILD file
- Download and uncompress the data (freedink-data-1.08.DATE.tar.gz), and type 'make install'
- Optional: download and uncompress dfarc (dfarc-3.6.tar.gz), and follow instructions in the BUILD file
- Run Dink from Applications > Games > FreeDink (or DFArc)

GOKUSSJ6 has additional instructions:
* FreeDink, Linux and You - FreeDink Linux Tutorial: for the sound setup and for Arch Linux
* Tutorial: Improving The MIDI Music
May 6th, 10:21 AM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Appearently freedink is no longer in AUR.
May 7th, 06:47 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
Hi GOKUSSJ6,

I contacted the ArchLinux maintainer for FreeDink (I added your "hippie" mail in Cc:, hopefully you still read it).
The maintainer resigned from AUR and the packages were hidden due to a bug:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/53956

Packages are still here:
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/?h=freedink
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/?h=freedink-dfarc
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/?h=freedink-data