May 032011

Hey all,

Just a quick update –
I have a PXE netbooting guide coming up but it’s still in the works. Should be here soon though.

I’ll be going through the games again after the PXE, so keep an eye out for those.
The lineup so far is :

So a few different genres, should be an interesting few posts coming up soon !

Apr 292011

So I had a quick test of Shadowgrounds on a different computer and it worked perfectly.
Seems like it’s just my strange setup causing issues with Shadowgrounds.

Only got a few minutes of gameplay on Shadowgrounds before I had to get off the other computer but on first glance, the graphics look great. The first few minutes of me wandering around the start room with the flashlight was immersive, full of atmosphere on the 17″ CRT screen that I was playing on.

I was unable to gauge the feel of the game due to lack of time, but when I can get Shadowgrounds working on my main machine, I will continue this review.
At the moment I’m suspecting it’s something to do with my multiscreen setup πŸ™

Apr 222011

Hi All,

I got Shadowgrounds last night via the Frozenbyte Bundle.
First try at installing :

Yep. Let’s click “Start”

Ok, I accept.

Looking good…

Oh Bugger.

So off I go trawling the net, apparently Shadowgrounds needs glade, so I install glade on my machine
apt-get install libglade2-0
But I still get the error !
It would seem that more is needed, so I use the ldd command to find out what libs are linked to the executable file.

$ ldd => (0xb789d000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb786a000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7486000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7469000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7363000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb731a000) => /lib/ (0xb7241000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb722d000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb713e000) => /lib/ (0xb7121000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb7108000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb6fc2000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6e97000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6dfc000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6ddf000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6db7000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb6d91000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6d86000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6cd0000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6c8b000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6c04000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6bd5000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6bd1000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6ab1000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6aad000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6aaa000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6aa5000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6aa0000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb6a97000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb6a82000) => /lib/ (0xb6a67000) => /lib/ (0xb6a2a000)
/lib/ (0xb789e000) => /lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb6a26000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6a17000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6a0d000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6a0a000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb69fd000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb69f6000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb69ed000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6979000) => /lib/ (0xb6955000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6952000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb694b000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6932000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb690b000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6908000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb6903000)

Nope, that looks all good.
Then it occurred to me to to check the file size…532 MBs. Eep ! It should be somewhere in the 780 MB region.
Looks like the download was corrupted, time to redownload !

Well that was a fast download, now when I try to install I get :

That’s better.

So that’s what the finish screen looks like.
And off I go to have a merry little gaming session.

And I’m not.
Shadowgrounds won’t start properly for some reason, the mouse seems to be stuck to the right hand side of the screen.
Time for some more investigation !
Continued here in Part 2 !

Apr 222011

Hi All,

Just purchased the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, so expect to see some quick reviews on those games too.
The last 2 were only quick quick ones, which will be updated and completed later on when it’s not 2am in the morning.

Shadowgrounds will be the first game I’m going to review so we’ll see how it goes once it’s finished downloading πŸ™‚

In other news, I think it might be time to add a ‘Gaming’ category to my blog as I might be taking this in a few new directions. Thoughts anyone ? (if I even have any readers :P)