Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How to run Star Wars Dark Forces on Ubuntu Linux

Why am I doing this? Did I not cover this in my second to last post? Not really. I left it to most of you to figure that out on your own, but now, how do I play that Dark Forces Game? Well I use Linux, mainly Ubuntu and Debian, but let me show you the easy way to get this game going. For all you Linux gamers out there.

Step 1: Download the game I've prepared. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F20119059169B7CC!187&authkey=!AJPZaA-EDD_QSyo&ithint=file%2czip

Step 2: On your Ubuntu or Debian Machine, Install Doxbox from the software center. Or Terminal if you're cool enough. https://www.dosbox.com/

Step 3: Extract the downloaded folder into your home directory, this will make it neat and easy to locate.

Step 4: Open up a terminal and type dosbox (Drag the game folder here)

Step 5: Type dark\dark

Step 6: Game should start, if not then press C  This will let DosBox know to look in the main game folder for the files in the C drive.

Below is a video how I did it.

Enjoy any questions ask me, sorry about no sound I did this at school on a laptop I just recently fixed. and yes I know the resolution is low. Watch fullscreen