I found out I have issues on running VCMI without root rights on Linux (equivalent to a non-admin user on Windows). I was close to accepting it, but other people do not have this odd behavior. Some console output:
[email protected]:~$ vcmiclient Starting... Creating console and logfile: 10000 Not entire config/settings.txt parsed! Loading settings: 760000 VCMI 0.82b (client) New screen flags: 2147483648 Initializing screen: 180000 Initializing video: 10000 Initializing minors: 0 Loading default system settings: 50000 Initializing sound: 250000 Initializing screen and sound handling: 300000 Loading .lod files: 920000 General text handler: 680000 Hero handler: 140000 Artifact handler: 100000 Creature handler: 650000 Town handler: 260000 Object handler: 100000 Def information handler: 610000 Building handler: 110000 Spell handler: 150000 Initializing VCMI_Lib: 3770000 Screen handler: 0 Loading and transforming heroes' flags: 2000000 Main graphics: 4220000 Initializing game graphics: 0 Message handler: 60000 Initialization of VCMI (together): 9310000 Cannot open interprocess memory: Permission denied Permission denied terminate called after throwing an instance of 'boost::interprocess::interprocess_exception' what(): Permission denied Aborted
I guess it’s normal to not be able to access other processes without superuser rights, but why do others succeed on running with a restricted user? Any suggestion?