Package Details: daggerfall 1.07.213-12

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/daggerfall.git (read-only)
Package Base: daggerfall
Description: The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Upstream URL: http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/
Licenses: custom:daggerfall
Submitter: giniu
Maintainer: giniu
Last Packager: giniu
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000158
First Submitted: 2011-06-29 20:32
Last Updated: 2015-07-15 14:35

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giniu commented on 2012-08-13 18:48

Info about games group is also displayed by install file when you install the package. Anyway, most games do not require to have games group, because they store all user data/profiles in /home. When I have time I might experiment with similar things using unionfs-fuse (especially that it would simplify mod switching), but I rather not set the permissions to everyone for this.

tea commented on 2012-08-13 15:51

s/steel/still

tea commented on 2012-08-13 15:50

@giniu Yeah I did, I didn't have write permission to ARENA2 and this meant as levels were loading, I had to chmod them. I read in the comment about having to be in the games group, I've since added myself to that and don't seem to have any more permissions errors.

But it does seem archaic to me to have to add users to a 'games' group now and regardless of whether it actually works or not, I think we should be discouraging that. I'm not aware of very many distributions or specific packages that steel require being in the games group to play games.

giniu commented on 2012-08-06 11:49

I will consider it, thanks for sugestion. Anyway you mentioned permissions errors - do you have any, or this is just precaution?

tea commented on 2012-08-02 13:27

Would it perhaps be better to install this to /opt/ as most games seem to be doing nowadays? Have a look at the packages for uplink or doom3. Desura even allows regular users to write to /opt/desura/common.

To avoid permissions errors, we could install to /opt/ and allow users to write to ARENA2, something which might be unsafe to do in /usr/share.

giniu commented on 2012-04-10 20:44

Try setting "core=normal" in /usr/share/games/daggerfall/dagger.conf. It might help. I believe this is dosbox issue with it's "dynamic" core. If setting core to normal helps (performance might be not best) try reporting this to dosbox people - they will probably ask you about your cpu and some other details that can help in tracking this.

neuromancer85 commented on 2012-04-10 19:25

After clicking on "Start new game", it crashes giving "Exit to error: DRC64:Unhandled memory reference". Any idea on how to solve this problem?

giniu commented on 2012-04-10 17:00

(in case when user isn't in group games, it wouldn't work anyway - for example, there would be no way to save the game. That's why in install info I listed that it is necessary to include all users that are allowed to play this game in games group)

giniu commented on 2012-04-10 16:55

The permissions were OK actually, it was group that wasn't right. I forgot about this file when I fixed other bug - one regarding not portable permissions (moved setting of group from PKGBUILD to .install file). Thanks for noticing.

neuromancer85 commented on 2012-04-10 16:18

the "daggerfall" script installed in /usr/bin has wrong permissions: "-rwxr-xr--" instead of "-rwxr-xr-x"

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