Package Details: gate88 Mar19_05-4

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Package Base: gate88
Description: An abstract realtime strategy/action game in space
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Keywords: game rts
Licenses: custom
Groups: games
Submitter: None
Maintainer: TrialnError
Last Packager: TrialnError
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2007-11-16 01:09 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-09-08 22:00 (UTC)

Latest Comments

TrialnError commented on 2023-09-08 22:01 (UTC) (edited on 2023-09-08 22:03 (UTC) by TrialnError)

Kinda embarassing. I forgot about the multilib repo.
Thanks for the adjustments badcast. Those changes will be pushed shortly.

Edit: And decided for a small adjustment. i686 is still allowed due to architecture specific depends. Not that well displayed on the aurweb, but it works. Game actually ran

badcast commented on 2023-09-08 10:18 (UTC)

Please fix PKGBUILD for runs

# Contributor: Lex Black <autumn-wind at web dot de>
# Contributor: Typhoon
# Contributer: Klepto <>

pkgdesc="An abstract realtime strategy/action game in space"
depends=(lib32-sdl lib32-sdl_mixer lib32-sdl_net libvorbis mesa desktop-file-utils gtk-update-icon-cache)

package() {
  chmod -R a+r $srcdir/Gate88_$pkgver
  chmod a+x $srcdir/Gate88_$pkgver/sound \
    $srcdir/Gate88_$pkgver/music \

  mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/share/$pkgname/
  cp -a $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/music \
        $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/sound \
        $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/gate88 \

  install -D $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/lib/ -t "$pkgdir/usr/share/$pkgname/lib"

  install -D $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/*.conf -t "$pkgdir/etc/$pkgname"
  install -D $srcdir/Gate88_${pkgver}/license.txt "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/LICENSE"

  install -D $srcdir/$pkgname.png -t "$pkgdir/usr/share/$pkgname"
  install -D $srcdir/$pkgname.desktop -t "$pkgdir/usr/share/applications"
  install -D $srcdir/$pkgname -t "$pkgdir/usr/bin/"

xyproto commented on 2022-02-23 22:01 (UTC)

Yes, maybe. I wish it would work though, since gate88 is pretty fun, and has a relaxing soundtrack. Even better would be if it was open source.

Just to reach the goal of being able to play the game on Arch, I uploaded gate88-win that uses Wine. It's not ideal, but it appears to work.

If you think this package might work again in the future, we can just leave it, but if you think it's doomed, removing it is one possibility.

TrialnError commented on 2021-11-15 12:28 (UTC)

Well, maybe it is time that this needs to go?
Precompiled stuff is really ugly... Will try to take a look at this, but there isn't much I can do.

xyproto commented on 2021-10-24 15:29 (UTC)

After adding x86_64 to arch, building and installing the package and running "gate88", I get this:

/usr/bin/gate88: line 28: 57992 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ./gate88 "$@"

TrialnError commented on 2015-02-13 00:53 (UTC)

Updated to follow PKGBuild guidelines. Interestingly it is still working (at least on i686. Dunno if the precompiled stuff will work with x86_64)

<deleted-account> commented on 2011-03-09 19:50 (UTC)

Any idea am I missing something: ./gate88: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Installed the dependencies on x86_64 and edited the PKGBUILD.

<deleted-account> commented on 2010-12-06 06:14 (UTC)

I am a robot. AUR guidelines suggest to not include binaries. Examples: gate88/gate88.png A survey of TUs suggests an icon or two is okay, but please ask upstream to officially include it. This robot will not bother you again.