Anyone willing to compile/port a program?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cleo, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816

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    I don't know the first thing about coding/compiling/anything involving the comand line but ftp and telnet. :) But I found what looks to be an awesome game, Ice Breaker, which is an evolution of the old Windows game Jezzball.

    It was originally written in Linux, but according to the author, porting it to OS X would be a snap:
    Anyway, I can't contribute much intellectually, but if someone who knows what they're doing would try their hand at it, I'd be willing to peruse their wishlist. ;) And you'd be a hero, as this looks to be one kick-arse game!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Funny, someone sent me the Ice Breaker source code back around July last year. :D

    Maybe by 2005, I'll do something about it.
     
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a

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  4. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    my .mac name is s.laing, it should be in my public folder :) just unzip, fire up X11 and find the icebreaker, and type ./icebreaker.
     
  5. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    csu, you're my hero! i'm afraid i'm a little thick and need some more help, though. when i try to run icebreaker, i get the following error:
    I assume that that means I need to download something and install it, but exactly what and where? :confused:
     
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    You're not really thick at all :)

    I tried running the game too, but I get the same message. I've installed 3 different versions of libSDL (that can't be good for the system) and still can't get it working :(
     
  7. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    i'll put up the libarays today. sorry about that. i didn't know that it had linked against dynamic libs. But here is a screen a screen shot. Check my .mac later.
     

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  8. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Okay the SDL suff is up on my .mac public. Download it and unzip it there will be two folders. Fire up the terminal. Go the each folder and type:

    sudo make install

    That will install all the libs, and you should be good to go. If you don't want my libs you can do.

    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install

    So.. and now it should work
     
  9. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, I got the stuff from your server. When I go to the folder and type "sudo make install" and give my password, this is what I get:

    sudo: make: command not found

    I'm lost. :(

    Thank you so much for the handholding, csu. :)

    And if I try ./configure :
     
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  11. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    you are going to need to install developer tools :) then every will work :)
     
  12. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, ok. Is that a downloadable package, or somewhere on all of my cd's? (I just bought this iBook a few weeks ago and haven't looked in the box since I opened it :).)
     
  13. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    it should be in /Application/Packages i think.. not sure

    Do you have an AIM name? That might be easier?
     

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