Package Details: oolite 1.90-3

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Package Base: oolite
Description: A space-sim based on the classic Elite
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Keywords: elite game role-playing space trading
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: Barthalion
Maintainer: SanskritFritz
Last Packager: SanskritFritz
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.33
First Submitted: 2018-01-16 18:40
Last Updated: 2020-11-02 09:34

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charlie5 commented on 2020-11-10 18:21

A truly excellent game. Highly recommend installing the 'Beginners' expansion pack !

Cheers to SanskritFritz for making it available.

charlie5 commented on 2020-11-04 12:59

Heya again fellas,

I played this game back in 1982 (on a commodore64) and loved it.

Heh, it took 30+ minutes to load off the tape but worth the wait.

Can anyone recommend an arch/linux joystick ? I am hopeless using the k/b arrow keys :P ... Cheers.

SanskritFritz commented on 2020-11-02 09:35

Thanks guys for all the help!

charlie5 commented on 2020-11-02 06:40

Thanks @Lone_Wolf ... works for me now also.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2020-11-01 23:36

Found a workaround at .

deleting the png header files in prepare() works, but there may be a cleaner solution.

prepare() {
    cd "oolite-source-$pkgver"
    rm deps/Linux-deps/include/png.h
    rm deps/Linux-deps/include/pngconf.h

Lone_Wolf commented on 2020-11-01 23:22

snippet from $HOME/.Oolite/Logs/Latest.log

23:44:48.785 [texture.load.png.warning]: ----- A PNG loading warning occurred for (null): Application built with libpng-1.4.7 but running with 1.6.37.
23:44:48.785 [texture.load.png.setup.failed]: ***** Error preparing to read /usr/share/oolite/Resources/Textures/oolite-particle-blur.png.

It looks like oolite uses its own dependencies from oolite-source-1.90/deps/Linux-deps/README.TXT for building

Having libpng14 installed doesn't help.

Daxot commented on 2020-11-01 21:35

Nope, still no fonts and textures

SanskritFritz commented on 2020-11-01 19:47

Hmm, could you try to install libpng12 and rebuild? If that solves the problem I'll include libpng12 into the dependencies array.

charlie5 commented on 2020-11-01 19:12

I've installed all font packages in the arch formal repos. Unfortunately the problem persists.

Daxot commented on 2020-11-01 19:00

Hello, i have the same problem with the latest version of the Oolite in AUR. No textures and no font. Logs attached.