Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

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Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby Elias79 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:40 pm

The installation was fine but nothing happens if i execute the program, why ?

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby lakehousetech » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Are you sure it installed properly? The program needs libsdl-net1.2 in order to install.

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby Elias79 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:39 pm

lakehousetech wrote:Are you sure it installed properly? The program needs libsdl-net1.2 in order to install.


Yes i think so, i downloaded "sdl net" and "sdl something*" from Synaptic to get the installation to finish properly, do you think i downloaded the wrong ones ?

And IF i did how come it installed then ?

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby lakehousetech » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:46 pm

Good question. It shouldn't have installed all of the way without that library. Have you tried to execute it from a terminal window?

open a terminal and type:

vdrift

Post what it says if it gives an error.

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby Elias79 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:30 pm

lakehousetech wrote:Good question. It shouldn't have installed all of the way without that library. Have you tried to execute it from a terminal window?

open a terminal and type:

vdrift

Post what it says if it gives an error.


Command not found, but im in the right folder and its allowed to execute !

EDIT: ./vdrift: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby lakehousetech » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:05 pm

You don't need to be in any folder to execute the application via terminal. I would attempt a re-install. It should have run out of terminal if it was installed correctly, or at the very least given an error during execution.

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby Elias79 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:23 am

I can now start the game but it crashes when i launch play :(

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby lakehousetech » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 am

Well, could be a number of things. What are your machine specs? I know that it's a pretty low-tech game, but your graphics card might not be able to handle it. You can try to reduce the video setting under options before attempting to play the game. Otherwise if your video card is good, you may not have the correct driver installed. Also make sure that desktop effects (compiz) are disabled. Those wreak havoc with most games.

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby iironjade » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:05 pm

This happened to me with Crimson Fields: after download/installation via Synaptic it failed to appear in the Applications list but once located, it ran perfectly from the games folder. :?
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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby Elias79 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:54 am

Anyone else is having problems playing this game ?

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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby merlwiz79 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:45 pm

Elias79 wrote:Anyone else is having problems playing this game ?

Nope it played fine on Elyssa.
I just had to make sure these where installed:
libsdl-image1.2
libsdl-net1.2
libsdl-gfx1.2-4
I installed the -dev of them as well just to make sure.
Everything ran fine accept my driving.
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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby lakehousetech » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:31 am

I second that. I couldn't keep the car off the walls. Hard to control.
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Re: Cannot Start "VDRIFT" (Game)

Postby merlwiz79 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:43 pm

lakehousetech wrote:I second that. I couldn't keep the car off the walls. Hard to control.

Yea for some reason I hit the brakes and the thing wouldn't turn.
Then I hit the wall a bounce in the opposite direction I'm turn to.
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