Lords At War and other software mystry death

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Lords At War and other software mystry death

Postby stillcen on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Greetings;

there are a few pieces of software i got Via synaptic, that when i try to run them they start to run, i get the start menu then they just close.

i prime example is Lords At War, the SSI WarLords port. It starts fine then when it is loading a map, it just closes with no indication as to why.

I assume there is a way to have terminal open and showing why the program crashed, but I am ignorant of this info. Please help.

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Re: Lords At War and other software mystry death

Postby veggen on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:45 pm

I guess you can start editing the menu (right-click > edit), get to the launcher that you use to start the program, and see what command it is calling. Then, just execute the same from terminal and see the output. You should get some useful info that way.
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Re: Lords At War and other software mystry death

Postby stillcen on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:30 pm

The program starts and runs, gets past the first 2 menus, then it dies.

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