scorched 3d

Asked by Ronald on 2018-03-08

Installed scorched 3d from ubuntu software center.It will not launch. Deleted and did the same and it will not launch. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.4LTS.

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What is the output of:

grep -i exec /usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop

Thanks

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

If you open a terminal window and issue the command

scorched3d

what happens then?

Ronald (rbski69) said : #3

To

actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666)
grep: /usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop: No such file or directory
ron@RonsComputer:~$ grep -i exec /usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop
grep: /usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop: No such file or directory
ron@RonsComputer:~$ grep -i exec /usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop
Exec=/usr/games/scorched3d

To Manfred Hampl (m-hampl)

ron@RonsComputer:~$ scorched3d
Scorched3D Options : ERROR: Failed to parse file "/home/ron//.scorched3d/display.xml"
Parse Error, File /home/ron//.scorched3d/display.xml: Line:1 Col:0 Error:no...
 element found
Scorched3D : Warning: Your display settings file (/home/ron//.scorched3d/display.xml) ca...
nnot be
read. This may be because it was create by an out of date version of Scorc...
hed3D.
If this is the case it can be safely deleted.

I installed from the Ubuntu Software Center

ron@RonsComputer:~$

Then run:

rm -r /home/ron/.scorched3d

Then rerun the game

Ronald (rbski69) said : #5

That did the trick. It will launch. I thank you very much. My hero again.

Ronald (rbski69) said : #6

I have another computer that i installed Ubuntu 16.04.4LTS. on. Scorched is not in the ubuntu software center. I run that line and it did nothing.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

scorched3d is in the universe repository. Make sure that you have it enabled.

If you cannot find it in the software center, you can try installing via the command line

sudo apt-get install scorched3d

Ronald (rbski69) said : #8

This is what come up after running those lines'

ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo grep -i exec usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop
grep: usr/share/applications/scorched3d.desktop: No such file or directory

ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install scorched3d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
scorched3d is already the newest version (44-2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

When i open Ubuntu Software it says something about Firefox Featured Application. It don't look like the normal software center. If i go installed software it shows scorched3d installed. But there is no way to launch it.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

What is the output of the following commands on that second machine:

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
apt-cache policy scorched3d

Ronald (rbski69) said : #10

ron@ron-desktop:~$ uname -a
Linux ron-desktop 4.13.0-37-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 16:03:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
ron@ron-desktop:~$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
ron@ron-desktop:~$ apt-cache policy scorched3d
scorched3d:
  Installed: 44-2
  Candidate: 44-2
  Version table:
*** 44-2 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    43.3.d+dfsg-1.2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
ron@ron-desktop:~$

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #11

It seems that there is an installation of scorched3d from a foreign source on that second machine.
Maybe this foreign source does not provide a desktop file for easy launching the application.

Ronald (rbski69) said : #12

That sounds like the problem. Scorched3d is not listed in the Software Center. I went to Scorched3d home and the only one shown is a RPM file. Is there anything i can do?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #13

If you are just missing the game launcher, then create your own one. There are plenty of instructions on the web, e.g. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles

And if you want to install the Ubuntu-provided version of scorched3d on that machine, I assume that you have to uninstall the current one first.
If you cannot find it in the software center, you always have the possibility to install it via command line e.g. with "sudo apt-get install scorched3d"

Ronald (rbski69) said : #14

This is what comes up.
ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get remove sorched3d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package sorched3d
ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install scorched3d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
scorched3d is already the newest version (44-2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
ron@ron-desktop:~$

 I can not remove the scorched3d version that it says is installed. I'm thinking about reinstalling Ubuntu. There is nothing on it i need. What can i type in to see what drive partion Ubuntu is on. It boots from Ubuntu. Gparted shows sda1 as ext4 and also shows boot under flag. It also has Linux Mint on another partion. But i want it to boot from Ubuntu. I will be installing 16.04.4LTS.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #15

You are mistyping sorched instead of scorched

Ronald (rbski69) said : #16

After running sudo apt-get install scorched3d

ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get remove sorched3d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package sorched3d
ron@ron-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install scorched3d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
scorched3d is already the newest version (44-2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
ron@ron-desktop:~$

Ronald (rbski69) said : #17

After running sudo apt-get remove scorched3d. And after reinstalling scorched3d i can launch it. Thank you again Manfred. :)

Ronald (rbski69) said : #18

That was the problem. Problem solved