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Read-only filesystem

Postby RazZziel on 29 Mar 2013, 18:01


Is there any way to make this game run on a read only filesystem on Linux? It keeps trying to write on the data directory, which makes the game practically unpackageable (i.e. see comments in https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/zero ... mments=all).

Myself, I'm trying to package the game as a AppImage. The container is a read-only, auto-executable package, which runs the game fine without installation nor unpacking, but crashes when someone shoots a gun and the game realizes it can't write in the data section.

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        Warning : Creating textures resource data/textures/hud/crosshair_sp.dds
        Warning : Creating models resource data/models/projectile.bbm
        Warning : Re-saving data/models/projectile.bbm as native
                ERROR : TankAppClient::handleNetwork ->
                        TankApp::handleNetwork ->
                        CreateGameObjectCmd::execute() ->
                        GameObjectVisual::setModel(projectile) ->
                        Couldn't write to file data/models/projectile.bbm
/tmp/.mount_1lNatL/AppRun: line 21:  8047 Aborted                 (core dumped) ./$BINARY $@

By the way, libjpeg.so.62 is missing from the game package fo Linux, which is not available by default in some distros, i.e. Ubuntu 12.04. I included it in my package, which is available on http://sourceforge.net/projects/pg4l/fi ... allistics/
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Re: Read-only filesystem

Postby Michael on 02 Apr 2013, 19:45

Hi Razziel

First of all, thanks for your effort to make ZB a portable app image! It was not designed to run on r/o devices so i hope you can make it work.

@Issue stated above:
You could try two things, either set the "client.graphics.shader_quality" in config_client.xml to 0 or 1 and pack the respective config file (results in reduced graphics quality)

or change the code in:
line 116-123 to fit your needs and recompile the executable.

kind regards,
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Re: Read-only filesystem

Postby slansin on 05 Dec 2017, 13:08

Red-only filesystem will protect the original system from getting currupted. All latest apps like App Even are made in read only based these days.
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