Transcendence Port to Linux and Mac

New releases and announcements from George and the staff.
Nate879
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:11 pm
Location: Eridani

Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:34 pm

schilcote wrote:Well, how long are we talking? If you have a large number of mods, then that will definitely slow it down a bit, but then again, I have almost every working mod available for download, and external XMLs (no transcendence.tld or whatever it is) and I only have to wait for a minute for Transcendence to start.
The Linux version takes a few minutes to start up, usually until after the music has stopped. The Windows version (run with Wine) starts up in a few seconds. I only have one mod installed.

User avatar
GambitDash
Developer
Developer
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 7:01 am

Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:26 am

Nate879 wrote: The Linux version takes a few minutes to start up, usually until after the music has stopped. The Windows version (run with Wine) starts up in a few seconds. I only have one mod installed.
That's interesting, I thought I'd fixed all the long-startup time problems. It definitely doesn't take a few minutes to start up on my computer, and I'm running it as a vmware guest inside of a 6 year old laptop. What hardware specs are you running?

Nate879
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:11 pm
Location: Eridani

Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:08 pm

GambitDash wrote: That's interesting, I thought I'd fixed all the long-startup time problems. It definitely doesn't take a few minutes to start up on my computer, and I'm running it as a vmware guest inside of a 6 year old laptop. What hardware specs are you running?
I'm running Debian Linux Unstable. I have 256 MB RAM, Pentium 4 processor (2.66 GHz, single core). OpenGL acceleration is enabled (if that matters).

One way to diagnose the problem would be to send me a version of Transcendence that has profiling enabled (the -pg flag, if you use gcc). I could then send the output back to you, and that would tell you which functions took the most time.

[Edit] I've upgraded my computer to over 1GB of RAM, and the long startup time is gone. It now takes around 15 seconds to start up.

User avatar
Fatboy
Militia Lieutenant
Militia Lieutenant
Posts: 247
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:52 am
Location: California

Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:16 pm

Could you get Transcendence Port on a software channel or in a .deb so we can integrate it with linux?

User avatar
Atarlost
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 2391
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:02 am

Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:52 pm

I thought only GPL stuff could be packaged in linux distros.

User avatar
GambitDash
Developer
Developer
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 7:01 am

Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:47 am

It's been easiest just to provide a tarball, since it's traditionally a local install.

llama
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:51 am
Location: Starton Eridani...for now

Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:13 pm

Hey all,

After a long time, I decided to get back to Transcendence on linux. However, I can't start it. I only get a flash of the window screen before it exits. Debug.log shows the following:

Start logging session
transport 1.1
Opening audio device...
Audio: 22050 Hz 16 bit stereo, 512 bytes audio buffer

Startup error 5: Unable to create loading thread.
End logging session

I'm pretty sure I have all the files and folders in place, I checked

uname -a returns the following:
Linux <hostname> 2.6.30-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 9 14:16:44 CEST 2009 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

I am running this in a 32 bit chroot on my 64 bit system. Weird thing is, it used to work a few months ago, so I am guessing that some package upgrade broke it?

Thanks for helping,
Llama

llama
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:51 am
Location: Starton Eridani...for now

Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:04 pm

Is no one here? I am surprised. Well, if anyone can help, please do!

Thanks,
Llama

User avatar
GambitDash
Developer
Developer
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 7:01 am

Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:01 am

Sorry Llama, I was actually out of the country all month. You're running on a somewhat odd system; have you tried using 'ldd' to see if you have all the necessary libraries available?

Good luck!
--G

CFG
Militia Lieutenant
Militia Lieutenant
Posts: 163
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:05 pm
Location: Germany, NW

Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:59 pm

Just checking after a longer absence from Transcendence ;)

I noticed the Transcendence linux port still bases on 0.99c ... are there any plans to port 1.01/1.02?

Or hows the general activity here?

User avatar
Ttech
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 2750
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:03 am
Location: Traveling in the TARDIS
Contact:

Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:31 pm

Activity has slowed quite a bit according to Gambit-, current state of deveopment is unknown.
Image
Image

*** AWAY ON SABBATICAL ***
** USE EMAIL TO CONTACT ME **

Cairo
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:39 am

Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:01 am

How is the port? But i am having great fun playing it in wine anyway.

User avatar
sdw195
Militia Captain
Militia Captain
Posts: 779
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:01 am
Location: Still looking for the csc Antarctica
Contact:

Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:37 am

afaik Linux port is at .99c and mac port is not even close to .99c
Image
Image
Image
Image
"Dash_Merc - George is a genius, in that he created this game engine that is infinitely extendable"
"<@sheepluva>Good night everybody, may the source be with you." <-- FOSG dev
"You only need THREE tools in life - WD-40 to make things go, Duct Tape to make things stop And C-4 to make things go away"

User avatar
Shrike
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 2704
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:27 am
Location: Scouting the borders of sanity (there's a lovely view of the abyss).

Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:02 pm

I take it there's still no up-to-date port?
Your friendly local genderqueer weapons designer & forum moderator. My pronoun is "They".

User avatar
Wolfy
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 5351
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:10 am
Location: Somewhere in the Frontier on a Hycrotan station, working on new ships.

Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:39 pm

That is correct.
(shpOrder gPlayership 'barrelRoll)
(plySetGenome gPlayer (list 'hycrotan 'nonBinary))
Image

Post Reply