• Darklands linux setup assistance

    From Stan Frady@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 20:42:23
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    I am getting the linux version of Darklands to call but am having issues with the setup in either the program or the SCFG configuration.

    Error log when game called and logged into node 1:

    Randomizing
    Setup up stuff....
    loading config...
    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys

    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1
    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/


    SCFG details:
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place drop file In Node Directory

    So the game is being called but it cannot find the drop file. I have tried GAP with lower case as well with no success.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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  • From Stan Frady@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 21:00:21
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    On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:42:24 PM UTC-4, Stan Frady wrote:
    I am getting the linux version of Darklands to call but am having issues with the setup in either the program or the SCFG configuration.

    Error log when game called and logged into node 1:

    Randomizing
    Setup up stuff....
    loading config...
    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys

    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1
    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/


    SCFG details:
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place drop file In Node Directory

    So the game is being called but it cannot find the drop file. I have tried GAP with lower case as well with no success.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    by changing the call to include %#, I am past the file not found issue. Now it is Invalid Door type. Is there a way to force the drop file to be Door.sys and not door.sys or DOOR.sys?

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  • From plt@VERT/SBBSVA to Stan Frady on Thursday, August 26, 2021 03:02:10
    Re: Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 21:00:21

    Where you able to get tradewars to work on sbbs and dosemu?

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  • From Stan Frady@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thursday, August 26, 2021 03:59:53
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    On Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 3:04:17 AM UTC-4, plt wrote:
    To: Stan Frady
    Re: Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 21:00:21

    Where you able to get tradewars to work on sbbs and dosemu?

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    I have not tried TW yet but looking at the differences between Dosemu and Dosemu 2 and seems if you want to use DPMI, Dosemu 2 might have more success.
    I am actually trying Darklands Linux version right now.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Stan Frady on Thursday, August 26, 2021 06:04:13
    Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 08:42 pm


    SCFG details:
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place drop file In Node Directory

    So the game is being called but it cannot find the drop file. I have tried GAP with lower case as well with no success.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    rename it
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Stan Frady on Thursday, August 26, 2021 06:09:21
    Re: Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 09:00 pm


    On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:42:24 PM UTC-4, Stan Frady wrote:
    I am getting the linux version of Darklands to call but am having
    issues with the setup in either the program or the SCFG configuration.


    Error log when game called and logged into node 1:

    Randomizing
    Setup up stuff....
    loading config...
    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys

    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1
    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/


    you arent really providing the information we need.
    you arent posting your scfg information. and that is probably where you are screwing up.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Stan Frady on Thursday, August 26, 2021 09:01:36
    Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 08:42 pm

    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys

    The /\ before door.sys seems like it might be messing things up. Since you're on a Linux setup, I'd look at removing the \ before door.sys.

    Nightfox

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  • From Alpha@VERT to Nightfox on Friday, August 27, 2021 08:00:47
    Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 08:42 pm

    The /\ before door.sys seems like it might be messing things up. Since you're on a Linux setup, I'd look at removing the \ before door.sys.


    Same issue here. I think it's hard-coded in the source, maybe from the DOS version? You'd need to edit source and compile -- I think I've read about folks doing that because of that issue. I downloaded the source, which appears to contain DOS executables as well... but gave up because Pascal LOL

    If anyone has a working build for Linux, would be awesome to post a link to that, or point to their BBS?

    Cheers,

    aLPHA

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  • From dragon@VERT/IPTIA to Stan Frady on Friday, August 27, 2021 14:50:34
    On 8/25/2021 11:42 PM, Stan Frady wrote:
    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1
    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/

    try using /sbbs/node1 without the trailing slash?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Stan Frady on Friday, August 27, 2021 12:54:32
    Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 08:42 pm

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    I am getting the linux version of Darklands to call but am having issues with the setup in either the program or the SCFG configuration.

    Error log when game called and logged into node 1:

    Randomizing
    Setup up stuff....
    loading config...
    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys
    ^^ - this looks like a potential proble

    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1

    is this a native Linux game?

    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/


    SCFG details:
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place drop file In Node Directory

    So the game is being called but it cannot find the drop file. I have tried GAP with lower case as well with no success.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    What is the command-line you have configured for the game in SCFG? Might as well share *all* the settings from SCFG for this game while you're at it.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Stan Frady on Friday, August 27, 2021 12:55:31
    Re: Re: Darklands linux setup assistance
    By: Stan Frady to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Aug 25 2021 09:00 pm

    by changing the call to include %#, I am past the file not found issue. Now it is Invalid Door type. Is there a way to force the drop file to be Door.sys and not door.sys or DOOR.sys?

    You could create a symlink. Do you really think the game is trying to open "Door.sys" or "DOOR.sys"? that seems unlikely.
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  • From plt@VERT/SBBSVA to Stan Frady on Friday, August 27, 2021 21:12:55
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    I am getting the linux version of Darklands to call but am having issues with the setup in either the program or the SCFG configuration.

    Error log when game called and logged into node 1:

    Randomizing
    Setup up stuff....
    loading config...
    Initializing variables, node paths
    Error reading DOOR.SYS (not found)
    /sbbs/node1/\door.sys

    Darklands setup for node 1:
    Com Device /dev/ttyS1
    Doortype Door.sys
    door file path /sbbs/node1/

    SCFG details:
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place drop file In Node Directory

    So the game is being called but it cannot find the drop file. I have tried GAP with lower case as well with no success.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    What method are using using to run the door with the door path of /sbbs/node1/\door.sys and using ttys1?

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