Why on earth are you running it as root? There should be no reason to do so.
Because i got an instant segfault when i tried to run it. But it (i just tried as normal user) doesn't do this anymore...
I think I'm upto about level 14 playing through again
Well I am stuck at mission 10... the game is stuck after i've destroyed the shipyard although i couldn't find any other enemy ships... maybe i'ts because i saved the moment the shipyard is destroyed?
I'm glad you've got the movies working. Smile You're the first non-coder to say that they're working so I'd be pleased if you could let me know exactly what you did with the symlinks, and what errors you had (if any)
1) I downloaded homeworld_executable_rev543_movies-enabled.gz and the AllMovies.zip
2 ) i made dirs :
sudo mkdir /opt/homeworldsdl
sudo mkdir /opt/homeworldsdl/Movies
3 ) unzipped homeworld_executable_rev543_movies-enabled.gz to /opt/homeworldsdl and AllMovies.zip to /opt/homeworldsdl/Movies
4 ) made symlinks (the game outputs whats missing. for ex. "./homeworld: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.51: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory")
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.0d.51.11.0 /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.51
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libavformat.so.0d.50.5.0 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.50
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libavutil.so.0d.49.0.0 /usr/lib/libavutil.so.49
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/libGL.so
5 ) made /opt/homeworldsdl/homeworld executable
cd sudo chmod 755 /opt/homeworldsdl/homeworld
6 ) changed cwd
7) run game & play
./homeworld /window &
I tried to be as general as I could with the avi code, but must of missed something
Nope the avi's work perfectly! (although i might have some codecs installed before.... will try running hwsdl on a clean ubuntu7.04 when i upgrade (maybe this weekend, maybe in july
Also, whilst you say you're not a coder, I notice you write good posts. Ever thought of writing Documentation?
Thanks... Well i might, i have written some small things for the ubuntu wiki... so why not. But getting hwsdl to run was quite straightforward, so there wouldn't be much to write about... maybe a collection of standing issues?