Hello and thanks in advance for any assistance! I’m not too good at Ubuntu but I’ve searched for answers on this forum and the internet without success.
I’m trying to install VCMI in Ubuntu 16.10 following the VCMI Wiki guide.
I added, updated and installed the VCMI repository on Ubuntu.
My problem I believe is installing the HoMM3 data files.
I started by attempting an automated installation. When I try
vcmibuilder --cd1 /path/to/iso/or/cd --cd2 /path/to/second/cd
it looks like this
vcmibuilder --cd1 /home/andrew/Desktop/setup_homm_3_complete_4.0_(10665).exe
or I also tried this as it was unclear to me if I needed the second cd (in which case I used the same thing twice)
vcmibuilder --cd1 /home/andrew/Desktop/setup_homm_3_complete_4.0_(10665).exe --cd2 /home/andrew/Desktop/setup_homm_3_complete_4.0_(10665).exe
Setup_homm_3_complete_4.0_(10665).exe is the HoMM3 file (purchased from Gog.com), but the problem is I receive the following in response:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
I don’t have the Gog.com installer and it seems complicated to install the installer, so I then attempted:
vcmibuilder --data /path/to/h3/data
I had previously installed HoMM3 via Playonlinux so I copied the Playonlinux HoMM3 directory to the desktop in a folder called “HoMM 3 Complete” and did:
vcmibuilder --data /home/andrew/Desktop/HoMM 3 Complete
but I received this in response:
VCMI data builder utility Usage: vcmibuilder <options> Options: --cd1 DIRECTORY Path to mounted first CD with Heroes 3 install files Requires unshield --cd2 DIRECTORY Path to second CD with Heroes 3 data files. --gog EXECUTABLE Path to gog.com executable Requires innoextract ( http://constexpr.org/innoextract/ ) --data DIRECTORY Path to installed Heroes 3 data --convertMP3 Convert all mp3 files into ogg/vorbis Requires ffmpeg or avconv --dest DIRECTORY Path where resulting data will be placed. Default is ~/.local/share/vcmi --validate Run basic validness checks
Perhaps this is good, or perhaps it’s not, but I certainly don’t know how to proceed with it in order to install and play the game.
I finally tried to manually intall the HoMM3 data files, but when I type vcmilauncher in the console I receive:
Failed to open file /home/andrew/.config/vcmi/modSettings.json process 7062: arguments to dbus_connection_ref() were incorrect, assertion "connection->generation == _dbus_current_generation" failed in file ../../../dbus/dbus-connection.c line 2686. This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library. process 7062: arguments to dbus_message_unref() were incorrect, assertion "message->generation == _dbus_current_generation" failed in file ../../../dbus/dbus-message.c line 1718.
followed by countless repetitions of the same message:
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library. process 7062: arguments to dbus_connection_unref() were incorrect, assertion "connection->generation == _dbus_current_generation" failed in file ../../../dbus/dbus-connection.c line 2822.
and subsequently typing vcmiclient -v into the console as the Wiki guide appears to indicate in order to determine the data directory doesn’t have any effect at all, just nothing happens.
So you see, I feel sort of like twelve pikemen up against five lizard warriors, eight minotaur kings and a dancing wombat: the odds are daunting. Please, this is a great game, I played it before on an older Ubuntu version… help me emerge victorious!