#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 15 Feb 2005 (GMT)

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[14:28:53] <holo> hi
[14:29:39] <holo> i'm having this error when try to run exult: An exception occured:
[14:29:40] <holo> Error opening file u7midi
[14:30:01] <holo> is it normal not having this file?
[14:30:43] <holo> at least, it is a fatal error, it doesn't work without the midi file
[14:47:49] <holo> wjp: u there?
[14:57:36] <Fl00der> O_o
[14:57:48] <Fl00der> I haven't seen such error message
[14:58:26] <holo> Fl00der: do you have that file?
[14:58:29] <holo> maybe i've lost it
[14:58:29] <Fl00der> let me check
[14:58:57] <Fl00der> no u7midi file
[14:59:14] <holo> strange, the error is there
[14:59:20] <Fl00der> weird
[14:59:33] <Fl00der> try uninstalling and installing Exult again and U7 too
[14:59:51] <holo> how do i install u7?
[14:59:54] <holo> :s
[15:00:08] <holo> it is already installed from a windows installation or whatever
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[15:00:27] <Fl00der> eh
[15:00:34] <Fl00der> use your U7 CD
[15:00:40] <Fl00der> don't you have one? :P
[15:01:01] <Fl00der> install Ultima 7, then install exult, then play exult :)
[15:01:04] <holo> Fl00der: i've lost it
[15:01:15] <Fl00der> I see...
[15:01:28] <holo> in fact it is one of my very very very few games i had the original cd
[15:01:30] <holo> :d
[15:01:39] <Fl00der> then get it from internet
[15:01:53] <wjp> hm, make sure you have write access to the current directory or change the midi driver
[15:02:03] <wjp> reinstalling U7 or Exult is useless
[15:02:05] <holo> wich was cheaped with ultima underground, savana or something
[15:02:34] <holo> wjp: kay
[15:04:07] <holo> weird
[15:04:12] <holo> now it started
[15:04:36] <holo> wjp: when you said current directory you where refering to the one i used to run exult?
[15:04:52] <holo> i mean, it could be any directory
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[15:06:11] <holo> now, in the main menu there are 2 sound icons saing that there is no sound for black gate and serpent isle
[15:06:42] <holo> logs for sound are:
[15:06:44] <holo> Digital music : /usr/share/games/exult/music
[15:06:50] <holo> Music player: Internal SDL_mixer timidity synthesiser
[15:07:12] <holo> no errors
[15:08:22] <holo> yep no sound, wjp any idea?
[15:08:59] <holo> wjp: i'm running exult version 1.2
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[15:43:20] <wjp> I'm not actually entirely sure where exult dumps the temporary u7midi files
[15:43:35] <wjp> see the documentation about those crossed sound icons
[15:57:38] <holo> wjp: okay thanks for the help
[15:59:42] <wjp> sorry if I'm a bit brief, but I don't have much time at the moment :-)
[16:04:27] <holo> i can imagine, or the help i get for others is always welcome, even if it is brief
[16:17:13] <holo> 3.9. Linux and AudioIf you want to use the MIDI music option in Exult and use Timidity to play the MIDI, the timidity.cfg file must go into the same directory as the Exult executable, otherwise Timidity will not work.
[16:18:04] <holo> shall i copy timdity.cfg from /etc/timidity to /usr/games/exult ?
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[16:32:26] <wjp> hm, that statement 3.9 is not strictly true
[16:32:42] <wjp> there is one other place where timidity.cfg can be, but it depends on the SDL_mixer configuration, I think
[16:34:28] <holo> wjp: i didn't compile this thing into a single directory, i used apt so it fetched the files in all sorts of directorys.. normally a binary file should not be in the same directory as a cfg file
[16:36:01] <wjp> yes, I know
[16:36:17] <wjp> which is why timidity.cfg should be in the place where SDL_mixer expects it
[16:36:30] <holo> ok i will check it now
[16:36:39] <wjp> unfortunately I've never seen a linux distro that patches SDL_mixer to expect it at a 'logical' place
[16:37:09] <wjp> it might expect /usr/local/share/timidity/timidity.cfg by default, but I'd have to check
[16:37:31] <wjp> and it's possible that debian changed it
[16:37:44] <holo> wjp: should i check that information in ~/.exult.cfg ?
[16:38:21] <holo> well debian is not quite some company ;)
[16:39:13] <holo> i don't see any SDL_mixer pattern in exult.cfg
[16:40:24] <holo> wjp: ha i see
[16:40:43] <holo> ok i will try putting timidity.cfg in the binary directory
[16:42:22] <holo> Compile-time options: HAVE_TIMIDITY_BIN, USE_EXULTSTUDIO, HAVE_ZIP_SUPPORT
[16:42:59] <holo> Music player: Internal SDL_mixer timidity synthesiser
[16:43:00] <holo> Black Gate : found
[16:43:00] <holo> exult_bg.flx : found
[16:43:00] <holo> Serpent Isle : found
[16:43:00] <holo> exult_si.flx : found
[16:44:06] <holo> its not any permission problems, since i tryed with root
[16:48:56] <holo> i have to go now
[16:49:03] <holo> thanks for all the help
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