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Install ASCII Sector on Debian
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:43:01 PM »
I really love ASCII Sector. I've also been transitioning from Windows to Debian and of course had to install my favorite game. However, I did have to google around a bit to get it running properly. I searched the forums here and didn't find anything specifically for Debian, but forgive me if this is a duplicate.

In case anyone is a Debian or Linux newbie, here are the straight forward steps for Debian 8:

1. Launch a terminal program

2. Become root:

    Password: ******

3. Then install the following libraries:

    apt-get install libsdl1.2debian libsdl-mixer1.2 libsmpeg0

4. Then exit root:


5. Then go to your extracted ASCII Sector folder and run the program:

    cd /home/[username]/Downloads/asciisec

6. Play ASCII Sector


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Re: Install ASCII Sector on Debian
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 04:07:05 AM »
You don't need to do su, if you've installed sudo just simply do.

This is assuming you're on a 32-bit system.
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Sudo  apt-get install libsdl1.2debian libsdl-mixer1.2 libsmpeg0
This would be the good to use, I'd also make sure you install both the 64 and the 32 bit vers. so that you can guarantee any 32-bit libs aren't needed for some strange reason...

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Sudo  apt-get install libsdl1.2debian:i386 libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libsmpeg0:i386
You could also just go whole hog and either install ia32libs or lib32z1 The first is for the 12.04 LTS, but the other is for 13 and above in Ubuntu.

I'm not sure about Debian, but I'm assuming it's a similar system.