[Freeciv-Dev] Re: freeciv-2.0.7a.dmg
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On 2006-01-14, at 07.35, Jason Dorje Short wrote:
James P. Wiant wrote:
I downloaded freeciv-2.0.7a.dmg and didn't get what I expected. It
seems the actual game isn't there - but in this case I'm pretty sure
I just don't understand. It said something about needing X11 or
something like that. I'm a programmer and therefore pretty ok with
computers, but I'm a Windows dude and the Mac the wife and I just
bought is still something of a mystery *L*
Do I need to compile it somehow? Do I need to download something
else? Or am I just missing the obvious (wouldn't be the first time).
I'd appreciate any help you could give me. I really like open source
and hope the concept keeps growing.
Well, Freeciv Mac support is still in its infancy, so there are some
snags. The .dmg should work for you, however you have to install X11
which I believe comes with Darwin or Fink (packages you can download
It is also possible to compile it yourself, however you'll probably
have to install some Fink packages anyway to do so.
All this is just according to memory. I myself have never used
freeciv on mac.
If you're running Panther (10.3.x) download the X11 package from
Apple's dev pages (note that the latest binary Freeciv packages you can
use under Panther is 2.0.3.) If you're running Tiger (10.4.x) install
X11 from the OS discs.