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LordFelis
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Cheesetracker

Post by LordFelis » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:04 am

Will Cheesetracker run under linuxmint 19.1?

i have installed the required files .....like scons, libsigc++ but qt 3 Im yet to do. i also see it wants python 2.2 but mint has 2.7.15rc1 and refuses to install for some reason. I also know that qt4 is installed with this edition of mint. Am i wasting my time or should i go back in time with another distribution of linux? would love to see this tracker running in linux mint. So much hassle just to run it. I can say i got soundtracker running without too much trouble....

Your thoughts and helpwould be appreciated....

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Re: Cheesetracker

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:56 am

I just looked at the cheesetracker site. It hasn't been updated since 2007. Linux doesn't have backwards compatibility like WIndows does so I wouldn't expect this to work at all, on any Linux distro. One of the frirst things Linux newbies should learn is that you need to install software that's for your point release, which is Ubuntu 18.04 for Mint 19.x. So I'd find something else.

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Re: Cheesetracker

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:15 am

CheeseTracker is modeled after a DOS-based freeware program called Impulse Tracker (which has been abandonware since the late 1990s). It is mostly compatible with Impulse Tracker, being able to load Impulse Tracker files.
Alternatives to Impulse Tracker:

https://alternativeto.net/software/psycle/
https://alternativeto.net/software/schism-tracker/
https://alternativeto.net/software/buzztard/
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Re: Cheesetracker

Post by gm10 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am

LordFelis wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:04 am
Am i wasting my time or should i go back in time with another distribution of linux?
Either that (in a VM, Mint 13 was the last version that had it in the repos) or update the source code to work in the present day. But why do you want it, anyway? If it's just for playback, modern media players like e.g. mpv or vlc play most tracker formats.
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: Cheesetracker

Post by LordFelis » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:56 am

No matter, got it working in another distribution. As for going back in time it would be pointless because the old distro’s would not be supported because the software repositories are empty. Even if the software was supported by those distros! I believe after checking there only 2 distros that support cheesetracker with the latest version of Linux. And the latest version of cheese tracker. Even milkytracker is losing distros! I can’t wait to use app image for easy install of Linux software. No matter what distro you use. I am no newbie! I have been around since the dawn of time of the great smilodon fatalis..even before the great cheesetracker 🧀 was released! So never assume anything.... and after doing some homework Linux mint pulled the plug 🔌 on cheese tracker like so many other distros have! I use many trackers , I think I have used them all! I even have Soundtracker running, and at present I use Renoise, on Linux and windows! I even have a bucket load of trackers on windows that I use like mad tracker and Chibitracker....schism tracker etc....

And used Dos trackers like screamtracker and impulse tracker etc... I use them to this day! Nothing like using good old dosbox to make software work! Virtual machines are a god send to go back in time for most great old software .....

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Re: Cheesetracker

Post by gm10 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:35 pm

LordFelis wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:56 am
No matter, got it working in another distribution. As for going back in time it would be pointless because the old distro’s would not be supported because the software repositories are empty.
The repos for the old releases have been archived to a different server but are still around:
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/
LordFelis wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:56 am
And used Dos trackers like screamtracker and impulse tracker etc... I use them to this day! Nothing like using good old dosbox to make software work! Virtual machines are a god send to go back in time for most great old software .....
Many of the old trackers have been recreated as cross-platform versions these days, e.g.
https://github.com/schismtracker/schismtracker
https://16-bits.org/index.php
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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