Re: Bug#4406: Problems with abuse
On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Gordon Russell wrote:
> Package: abuse
> Version: 1.10-4
> Great game, but I am having quite a few problems with its configuration.
> (1) X-Version
> Runs ok without options. Instructions suggest to use
> -grap_pointer -2 -size 640 400
> The program hates this, and says something like
> "grabbing pointer... pausing for -2 seconds" and then
> hangs up.
Try just -2 -size 640 400
> (2) X-Version
> Cannot save the game. Falls over with an error message
> about writing gamma.lsp. Tries setting the umask. I don't
> know where it is trying to write to, but my guess must be a
> permissions problem
I'll take a look at this.
> (3) Console Version
> abuse should have a dependency on aout-svgalib, as this is needed to
> get it to execute from the console. Maybe to seperate .deb files would
> be better, one for X and the other for console execution? That way the
> dependencies could be kept relatively clean.
It depends on either X11R6 or aout-svgalib - if any wants me to set it for
both, I'll consider it. I don't think separate .deb's are a good idea.
> (4) Console Version.
> Has anyone ever got this version to run? It dies on me complaining
> about the mouse. It asks me to set MOUSE_TYPE is I have no MS compatible
> mouse, so;
> (i) If I use a MS mouse and set the conf file in etc/vga correctly
> it says that it could not find the mouse driver.
Was support compiled into the kernel?
> (ii)If I set MOUSE_TYPE then it either says that the mouse type
> is unrecognised (I tries a MouseSystems), or that it is recognised
> but that the mouse driver is not present.
> What is wrong here is anyones guess...
> I am using the standard buzz-fixed distribution.
> PS Great game!
> (I can still play it under X if I have a small screen and don't save, but
> it is hard!)
I'll try to get a fixed abuse out with a week or two (hopefully I can fix
it this weekend).
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