How to install OpenTyrian in Ubuntu Jaunty

By | July 5, 2009

OpenTyrian is a project aimed at bringing the Tyrian game to other platforms. Since the source code was released and the official Tyrian data files made available in 2004, the game started to show up from Linux to iPhones. Here’s how to compile the source from scratch so you can get OpenTyrian running in Ubuntu Jaunty:

Install the compiling tools, SVN and SDL libraries
sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion libsdl1.2debian libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev

Checkout the latest code from SVN
svn checkout opentyrian-read-only

Enter the directory where the files downloaded
cd opentyrian-read-only

make clean release

Download the official data files
wget -c

Create a folder called data and unarchive the files there
unzip -j -d data

Launch the game

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13 thoughts on “How to install OpenTyrian in Ubuntu Jaunty

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  2. T4L Post author

    I haven’t found one so I made this guide. But the steps above worked in Ubuntu Jaunty.

  3. Josef beroeatwarin

    that is very nice…. another game in linux…..

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  5. T4L Post author

    @ubu-fan: the version on Softpedia is older than the one I have. I checked out the latest SVN branch.
    To checkout the latest SVN use
    svn checkout opentyrian-read-only
    Worked for me. Maybe when you tried it the server was down, updating or the maintainer just modified the SVN tree to something else.

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  7. Sergio

    Hi guys,

    From the above instructions everything’s working fine except the current location of the repository. Please proceed to check it out from:

    hg clone opentyrian

    …using Mercury set of tools (apt-get install mercury).

    Great game, good memories…


  8. Rahul

    @T4L – nice blog with clear instructions and a good game, I played it the first time tho.

    @Sergio – Thanks for the update.

    And OH! All instructions work with the modification pointed out by Sergio, but on my ubuntu 8.04 when I ran plain hg at the prompt it gave me

    $ hg
    The program ‘hg’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install mercurial
    bash: hg: command not found

    so I did a
    $ sudo apt-get install mercurial
    for the subversioning utility.

    Also my gcc was gcc4.2 and gave an error

    src/fmopl.c:526: warning: C99 inline functions are not supported; using GNU89
    src/fmopl.c:526: warning: to disable this warning use -fgnu89-inline or the gnu_inline function attribute

    And I added the -fgnu89-inline to the EXTRA_CFLAGS +, @ line 26. This successfully created the opentyrian binary.


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