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How long can you survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands of NEO Scavenger? In the near-future, supernatural activity and human warfare have fragmented mankind into pockets of civilization struggling to survive in wild and dangerous lands. You awaken alone in an abandoned facility with no food nor water, and only a hospital gown and some mysterious items as clues to your identity. NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!

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A fix has been applied to the NEO Scavenger Linux launcher in Desura. Players having trouble launching NEO Scavenger through Desura on Linux should reinstall the game through the client.

Posted by dcfedor on Oct 22nd, 2012

Some Linux users have had trouble launching NEO Scavenger through the Desura client. It turns out that this was a mistake in the launcher settings for the app, which pointed to the wrong location for launching the file.

A fix has been applied to the launcher, and it should work after the game is reinstalled. If you were having this issue, please try reinstalling the game through Desura to see if it helps. And let me know if it doesn't!

Thank you for alerting me to the issue, and for your patience!

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theUg
theUg Oct 22 2012, 1:52pm said:

I think it is possible same thing happening to demo. I just installed it (after this post was made), and it would not launch (small gray window briefly (fraction of a second) shows up then nothing). I had the same thing with Xenonauts before I installed WinE.

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dcfedor
dcfedor Oct 22 2012, 4:22pm replied:

Hm, this sounds like it might be a different issue. Linux was showing an error message stating the "exe" could not be found, and I don't think any window flashed up/disappeared.

Perhaps the bug you're seeing is a bug with the game itself? Are you able to download the stand alone demo and run it manually?

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theUg
theUg Oct 23 2012, 9:37am said:

I downloaded that one too, and could not get it to run. Clicking on would not do anything at all (Ubuntu 12.10). It is a lone executable without read-me explaining installation, requirements or dependencies. I was able to run Windows version via WinE. It then ran it as Flash 10 app, is that correct? Does it need Flash, Adobe Air or anything else to run?

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dcfedor
dcfedor Oct 23 2012, 4:29pm replied:

It is a Flash projector, which is self-contained. It doesn't require any external software to run (e.g. AIR, Flash), all of that is built-into the file. It shouldn't require any installation, either. Just double-click to run.

The Linux distro I use to build/test it here is Lubuntu, which is based on 12.04.1 LTS.

Did you ever get Xenonauts to work natively on Linux?

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theUg
theUg Oct 24 2012, 6:39am said:

Xenonauts work exclusively through WinE, because the engine they use does not have Linux implementation.

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dcfedor
dcfedor Oct 24 2012, 10:34am said:

One thing you can try is a different game that also uses the Flash projector format. That might reveal whether it's something specific to NEO Scavenger, or if it's a Flash issue.

Machinarium has a Linux demo on Desura, which you can download as a standalone file. Do you get a similar behavior when launching that game?

Also, are you able to see Flash content on your machine? It's a long shot, but maybe there's a lib that Flash uses which isn't installed? E.g. an image compression lib for png, etc.

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