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Offline Iowa_Nate

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adom_debian_3.3.3
« on: June 22, 2020, 12:26:43 AM »
this question is about the game ADOM
if any of yall remember the ascii game from 1994

im a totally fresh user from windoze so i'm stumbilng thru the bash commands

downloading the tar file and extracting it was pretty simple.
reading thru the readme file is simple enough

here is what i did in following the instructions in readme.txt
edited /usr/group file with the following line <adomown:*:98:adomown>

edited /usr/password file with the following line adomown:*:tc:98:adomown:/usr/games:

from terminal in /usr <mkdir games>
then copy and paste the executeable file to usr/games using fluff
then <chown adomown.adomown adom>
got the return < illegal command unkown user>

any help would be appreciated
I think i chose the wrong user in the passwords file

Offline jazzbiker

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Re: adom_debian_3.3.3
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 03:08:38 AM »
Hi, Iowa_Nate!

Knowing nothing about ADOM, but chown syntax is
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chown <user>:<group> <filename>
Possibly with sudo, i am using Core, not dCore.
Maybe You need to login, as "adomown"?
As far as I've read, ADOM is closed-sources, am i right?

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Re: adom_debian_3.3.3
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 07:29:50 AM »
Hi Iowa_Nate
Forget everything you did. That sounds like the directions given for doing a "system wide install".

Try this:
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tar xf adom_linux_debian_32_3.3.3.tar.gz
cp adom/adom .local/bin/

Then start it like this:
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adom
If you see a message like this pop up:
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Ancient Domains Of Mystery -- Version 3.3.3
(C) Copyright 1994-2019 Thomas Biskup.
All Rights Reserved.

/*
 * ADOM session aborted due to an external problem.
 * Problem Description: ADOM requires at least a 25x80 screen to run on.
 */
It means your terminal is too small. Grab the corner and make it larger.

For a list of command line options:
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adom --help

Online Rich

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Re: adom_debian_3.3.3
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 07:43:05 AM »
Hi jazzbiker
... Knowing nothing about ADOM, but chown syntax is
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chown <user>:<group> <filename> ...

The  readme1st.txt  file supplied with  ADOM  shows a  period  being used as a delimiter between  user  and  group.  I tried it
and it turns out that  chown  will accept a  period  as a delimiter.

Offline jazzbiker

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Re: adom_debian_3.3.3
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2020, 08:32:44 AM »
Hi, Rich!

The  readme1st.txt  file supplied with  ADOM  shows a  period  being used as a delimiter between  user  and  group.  I tried it
and it turns out that  chown  will accept a  period  as a delimiter.

But I never and nowhere seen this :-( Where it can be understood from otherwise than from  "chown" sources and ADOM readme.1st??? I feel ashamed with my dumb advices. Thanks for the lesson.

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Re: adom_debian_3.3.3
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2020, 08:39:24 AM »
Hi jazzbiker
Learning something new is nothing to be ashamed of. If it were, then I'd be in a never ending shame spiral. Until I read about it
today and tried it, I was not aware of it either.