Installation instructions are lacking
My room-mate found Evolution RTS on Steam. Knowing I do not like running proprietary software, they suggested I try this because it is released under a liberal license, does not require steam, and (was) flagged as being Linux compatible.
The download page has very terse instructions.
It is not explained why I am downloading something called weblobby-1.4-linux32.zip, rather than Evolution-RTS.
The launcher did not work, failing with: "Illegal instruction"
obvously, the launcher was not compiled for my CPU. I do meet the minimum system requirements:
CPU: 1.8Ghz AMD with SSE
GPU: GeForce 6200, 512MB with nouveau drivers
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james@torchlight:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 6 model : 8 model name : AMD Sempron(tm) 2600+ stepping : 1 cpu MHz : 1826.074 cache size : 256 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 1 core id : 0 cpu cores : 1 apicid : 0 initial apicid : 0 fdiv_bug : no f00f_bug : no coma_bug : no fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 1 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow bogomips : 3652.14 clflush size : 32 cache_alignment : 32 address sizes : 34 bits physical, 32 bits virtual power management: ts james@torchlight:~$ uname -a Linux torchlight 3.14-1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.14.7-1 (2014-06-16) i686 GNU/Linux
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james@torchlight:~$ git clone https://github.com/EvolutionRTS/Evolution-RTS Cloning into 'Evolution-RTS'... remote: Reusing existing pack: 19992, done. remote: Counting objects: 19, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (18/18), done. remote: Total 20011 (delta 10), reused 0 (delta 0) Receiving objects: 100% (20011/20011), 802.90 MiB | 637.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (12109/12109), done. Checking connectivity... done. Checking out files: 100% (5416/5416), done.
However, I could not find clear documentation on how to actually let spring launcher know I downloaded all of the files already. The Spring Readme page explains I need at least 1 game and map installed, but the game and map links, just link back to the terse download page. If would be helpful if the git repository had a readme.txt file explaining how to install the game files.
I have also refused to agree to the Terms of Service for the IRC server as-written. This mean that I do not have permission to join the #evolution channel. I am not sure where to report the problem with the Terms of Service.