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#1 Forrest

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 12:53 AM

Version 38 of Scorched 3D was just released yesterday :D  I've been playing since yesterday and it's worked great. Scorched 3D is a 3D version of Scorched Earth - and it has great OpenGl graphics. Though the minimum system requirements are not mentioned on the web site, I've found it requires at least a 16 MB (or more) video card and a G3 (or faster). It runs under OSX 10.3 (under X11) and also Windows, Linux and Unix - http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/  The game is free and very popular - the Windows version 38 has been downloaded more than 312,000 times since it was released 34 days ago.

Version 38 for OSX is located here http://sourceforge.n...ackage_id=88007

To install the game under OSX, follow these instructions:

download the file and place it in your Documents folder

at the command line (Terminal or X11) type:

cd /documents

tar xzf scorched3d-38-macosx.tar.gz

If you have an old version of Scorched3d already installed, then rename it by typing:

sudo mv /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin.old

To move the file you downloaded and unpacked into the proper directory, type:

sudo mv scorched3d-bin /usr/local/games/

To launch the game, from X11 type:

cd /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin

./scorched3d

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 12:28 PM

If any of you folks in Strategy think this post is handy enough to be pinned or not then let me know.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:12 AM

there seems to be a lack of documentation included with scorch (and their website) on how get it to run on X11, so i'd pin it.

btw, don't u think scorch falls under the "arcade" category than strategy?  Although it does have some strategy elements, just not as heavy as compared to myth or homeworld 2.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:40 AM

I think Scorched3D falls into the strategy category. There's definitely strategy involved when the wind speed is 5, your opponent is hanging off the side of a mountain, they're using a magnetic shield  and you've got 40 seconds to line up a shot.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:11 AM

Forrest, on January 8th 2005, 10:40 PM, said:

I think Scorched3D falls into the strategy category. There's definitely strategy involved when the wind speed is 5, your opponent is hanging off the side of a mountain, they're using a magnetic shield  and you've got 40 seconds to line up a shot.

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Add more people into the mix and the strategy becomes even more obvious. Temporary truces seem to pop up all the time.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:02 PM

OK, I'll pin this.  So is the general consensus that Scorched 3D is strategy?  The web site seems to bill it as such so I would tend to lean toward that definition.
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 09:55 PM

Hmm, this topic doesn't seem to be pinned at the top as promised.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:39 AM

I am waiting for confirmation from anyone that this is a strategy game before pinning it here in the Strategy forum.  There was a suggestion in this thread by MightySlugMan that it belongs in the Arcade forum.  I'm waiting for input from you guys.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:14 PM

I think it is a strategy game and No One seems to agree. Majority rules.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 02:02 PM

Good enough I suppose as no one else has chimed in after a respectful length of time.  Pinned.
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 11:08 AM

:) So does anyone here play Scorched 3D online with their Mac? My handle is FAB4 and my current ranking on the Scorched 3D server is 111. It's a tough crowd - there are many excellent players.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 06:01 AM

I'm now in the top 100 - my current ranking is 92. What's your ranking?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:30 PM

ok, so i got X11 working, but when i follow your directions (i have 38.1, so i adapted your directions to 38.1), and i start with cd /documents   i get "No such file or directory"

Can you help me?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:14 PM

BigMike9699, on March 27th 2005, 11:30 PM, said:

ok, so i got X11 working, but when i follow your directions (i have 38.1, so i adapted your directions to 38.1), and i start with cd /documents   i get "No such file or directory"

Type "cd ~/documents" instead.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:36 PM

OSX does make things a little confusing - there are actually two Documents folders on the hard drive. There's the harddrivename/Documents folder and then there's username/Documents folder. FYI to get a disk directory from X11, just type ls[return]

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:42 PM

ok thanks,  but my games folder is in my applications folder in my harddrive, not my user drive.  what is the command for that?  and the sudo mv command says it is a rename command.....

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:43 PM

Scorched3d is hard coded to go into /usr/local/games/ - you MUST place the Scorched3d folder there or the game won't be able to find any of it's data files.

the mv command is the move command - it moves the Scorched3d folder from your documents folder into the /usr/local/games folder

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 04:50 PM

I've followed the directions to get this to run via Terminal with no luck. Here is the log of my text from the command:

powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ tar xzf scorched3d-38.1-macosx.tar.gz
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ sudo mv scorched3d-bin /usr/local/games
Password:
mv: rename scorched3d-bin to /usr/local/games: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ sudo mv scorched3d-bin/usr/local/games
usage: mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source target
       mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source ... directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ cd /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin
bash: cd: /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ ./scorched3d
bash: ./scorched3d: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ cd/usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin
bash: cd/usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ sudo mv scorched3d-bin/usr/local/games
usage: mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source target
       mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source ... directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ ./scorched3d
bash: ./scorched3d: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ cd /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin
bash: cd: /usr/local/games/scorched3d-bin: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ sudo mv scorched3d-bin /sur/local/games
mv: rename scorched3d-bin to /sur/local/games: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ sudo mv scorched-bin /sur/local/games
mv: rename scorched-bin to /sur/local/games: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ cd /sur/local/games/scorched-bin
bash: cd: /sur/local/games/scorched-bin: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$ ./scorched3d
bash: ./scorched3d: No such file or directory
powerbook-g4-15:~/documents Jon$

I would appreciate any help in this. This game looks like alot of fun.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:18 PM

I looked over your log and it doesn't appear there's a games folder (for Unix games) on your system. To fix this, type:
cd /usr/local
mkdir games

Type ls (lowercase LS) to get a disk directory and confirm there's a games folder on your system

Another error I saw was the tar'd program file decompresses to the scorched-bin folder. Gorden Camp (Scorched3d programmer) told me he made a mistake in naming this folder - it should be scorched3d. To fix this, I've changed step 6 to:
sudo mv scorched-bin scorched3d
sudo mv scorched3d /usr/local/games/

Note that while you can install Scorched3d from the terminal, you MUST run the game from the X11 command line by typing:
cd /usr/local/games/scorched3d
./scorched3d

FYI I've updated the Installation instructions at IMG and Scorched3d forum's to include this info. Please read over the updated instructions and if you run into a problem let me know.

Good luck

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:20 PM

Updated 'Unofficial' instructions for installing and starting Scorched3d 38.1 under OSX 10.3.x or later:

Note all X11 commands must be followed by [return]
Note spaces in the commands are important

1. download the program and place it in your Documents folder

2. Run X11 and type these commands:

3. cd /documents

4. tar xzf scorched3d-38.1-macosx.tar.gz

5. If you have an old version of Scorched3d already installed, then rename it by typing (otherwise go to step 6):

sudo mv /usr/local/games/scorched3d /usr/local/games/scorched3d.old

6. To move the file you downloaded and unpacked into the proper directory, type:

sudo mv scorched-bin scorched3d
sudo mv scorched3d /usr/local/games/

7. To launch the game, from X11 type:

cd /usr/local/games/scorched3d

./scorched3d

That's it - you should see the Scorched3d program window. Click the
'Change Game Settings' icon and click 'Invert Y axis' and click 'OK'

To restart the program - just do step 7 (skip the game settings - they're saved)

Installation Troubleshooting:
You may have received an error saying xxxx file/directory does not exist.

If you saw this error during step 3 it's because OSX has TWO Documents folders and you picked the wrong one! There's the harddrivename/Documents folder and the username/Documents folder. To correct the error, type cd ~/documents

If you saw this error during step 6, it's because there's no game folder on your system (for Unix games). To create a games folder type:
cd /usr/local
mkdir games

To display a disk directory from X11 and confirm the games folder was created, type ls (that's lowercase LS)

For other errors - recheck your typing. One wrong character and the command won't work (don't you just love command lines Wink In steps 5 and 6 above, there MUST be a space between '...3d' and '/usr...'. In step 6, there's also a space between '...-bin' and 'scorched...'

The Scorched3d program is hard-coded to reside in the /usr/local/games/scorched3d folder and the
Scorched3d data files must be in the /usr/local/games/scorched3d/share folder

FYI tar decompresses the file, mv is the move command and sudo is the super user command that gives you administrator access.

Have fun