[Guide] Installing Zandronum, DoomSeeker and Slade on any Debain/Ubuntu/Mint based OS

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[Guide] Installing Zandronum, DoomSeeker and Slade on any Debain/Ubuntu/Mint based OS

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Post by Dark-Assassin » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:48 pm

Here is a simple Tutorial on the easiest way to install Zandronum with DoomSeeker on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and any other Debain based OS.
No compiling required!
Step 1: Getting Started
Step 1a: Adding the Repo wrote: First off, you need to add DRDTeam's Repo and add it's GPG Public Key.
To do this, launch the Terminal and run these commands.

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wget -q -O - http://debian.drdteam.org/drdteam.gpg | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://debian.drdteam.org/ stable multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/drdteam.list'
Step 1b: Refresh Package List wrote: After that, you need to update your package list.
Run this command in the Terminal to do just that:

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sudo apt-get update
If you get a "command not found" error, See Troubleshooting section.

Step 2: Zandronum
Step 2a: Installing Zandronum wrote: To install Zandronum, run this command in the terminal.

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sudo apt-get install zandronum
Step 2b: Configuring Zandronum wrote: Using your File Manager, create a folder called .zandronum in your Home directory.
Alternatively, you can skip to Step 2c, and then back to here and the folder will be created. Zandronum will not run though and will close instantly.
Next, open the folder you just created and put any of your IWADs and other WADs there.
Make sure you show hidden files to see the .zandronum folder as the prepended dot makes it hidden. See Notes section.
Step 2c: Running Zandronum wrote: If you use either Unity or Gnome 3, open the Dashboard and search for Zandronum.
Else, Open the Main Menu on the Panel and open the Games menu and it should be there.

Step 3: DoomSeeker
Step 3a: Installing DoomSeeker wrote: To install DoomSeeker, run this command in the terminal.

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sudo apt-get install doomseeker doomseeker-zandronum
Step 2b: Running DoomSeeker wrote: You can run DoomSeeker the same way you can run Zandronum.
It's even in the same place.
Step 2c: Configuring DoomSeeker wrote: After you opened DoomSeeker, go to Options > Configure > File Paths
Now, add the .zandronum folder, which should be in your home directory.
To see the folder, just right click and select Show Hidden Files.
Then click Apply.
Next go to Wadseeker > General
Now select the path to your .zandronum folder from the dropdown box.
Now, you can click the OK box to close the window and save the settings.
DoomSeeker should now be set up and you should have easy access to playing online.
Step 2d: DoomSeeker's Offline/Server Launcher wrote: DoomSeeker has customizable server launcher, which also supports launchin in offline mode.
You can get there easily just by going to File > Create Server
If you do not wish to create a server, simply click the Play Offline button.
It's helpful for launching with different WADs and stuff as there is no file associations for Zandronum.

Step 3: Slade 3 (Optional)
Step 3a: Installing Slade wrote: To install Slade, run this command in the terminal.

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sudo apt-get install slade
Step 3b: Running Slade wrote: You can run Slade the same way you run DoomSeeker and Zandronum.
Although, Slade can be found in the Development or Programming menus, not the Games menu.

Notes wrote:
  • The keyboard shortcut to show hidden files can vary between File Managers.
    • For Nautilus, Caja, Nemo, Thunar and PCManFM, it's Ctrl + H
    • For Dolphin (KDE), it's Alt + .
    • For Konqueror (KDE), it may be F8 (Untested)
    • Else, you should be able to find an option in their menus.
  • The keyboard shortcut to open either the Main Menu or Dashboard is Alt + F1
  • For ZDoom, GZDoom and Odamex, you can follow the same steps as installing Zandronum, but they use different folders in your home directory.
    • They are .zdoom, .gzdoom and .odamex
Troubleshooting wrote:
  • If you are getting a "command not found" error when using apt-get, it is most likely you do not have apt installed.
    • Alternatively, you can try the aptitude command in place of apt-get.
If you have any problems, please post it here with any details.
Happy Fragging.
Last edited by Dark-Assassin on Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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