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Offline Dentrassi_BBQ

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No X-COM installations found
« on: February 01, 2020, 03:30:32 pm »
I'm trying to use the nightly on Debian Etch, and have tried putting the log files in several locations.  Nevertheless, OpenXcom doesn't find them.  For instance, openxcom.log tells me:

[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   OpenXcom Version: 1.0.2949b242b (2020-01-22 20:33)
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   Platform: Unix-like
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   Data folder is: /tmp/.mount_OpenXcJ1k8sV/usr/share//openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   Data search is:
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /home/david/.local/share/openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /tmp/.mount_OpenXcJ1k8sV/usr/share//openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/share/gnome/openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/local/share//openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/share//openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/local/share/openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/share/openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - /usr/share/openxcom//
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   - ./
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   User folder is: /home/david/.local/share/openxcom/
[31-01-2020_21-19-40]   [INFO]   Config folder is: /home/david/.config/openxcom/

And i have the files here:

$ ls -R /home/david/.local/share/openxcom/
/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/:
GEODATA   MAPS  openxcom.log  SOUND     UFOINTRO
GEOGRAPH  mods  ROUTES        UFOGRAPH  UNITS

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/GEODATA:
BACKPALS.DAT  ENGLISH.DAT  GERMAN.DAT    LOFTEMPS.DAT  SINE.DAT
BIGLETS.DAT   FRENCH2.DAT  INTERWIN.DAT  OBDATA.DAT    SMALLSET.DAT
COS.DAT       FRENCH.DAT   LANG1.DAT     PALETTES.DAT  WORLD.DAT
ENGLISH2.DAT  GERMAN2.DAT  LANG2.DAT     SCANG.DAT

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/GEOGRAPH:
BACK01.SCR  BACK13.SCR    TEXTURE.DAT  UP012.SPK  UP024.SPK  UP036.SPK
BACK02.SCR  BACK14.SCR    UP001.SPK    UP013.SPK  UP025.SPK  UP037.SPK
BACK03.SCR  BACK15.SCR    UP002.SPK    UP014.SPK  UP026.SPK  UP038.SPK
BACK04.SCR  BACK16.SCR    UP003.SPK    UP015.SPK  UP027.SPK  UP039.SPK
BACK05.SCR  BACK17.SCR    UP004.SPK    UP016.SPK  UP028.SPK  UP040.SPK
BACK06.SCR  BASEBITS.PCK  UP005.SPK    UP017.SPK  UP029.SPK  UP041.SPK
BACK07.SCR  BASEBITS.TAB  UP006.SPK    UP018.SPK  UP030.SPK  UP042.SPK
BACK08.SCR  DP_PREFS      UP007.SPK    UP019.SPK  UP031.SPK  UP_BORD1.SPK
BACK09.SCR  GEOBORD.SCR   UP008.SPK    UP020.SPK  UP032.SPK  UP_BORD2.SCR
BACK10.SCR  GRAPHS.SPK    UP009.SPK    UP021.SPK  UP033.SPK  UP_BORD2.SPK
BACK11.SCR  INTICON.PCK   UP010.SPK    UP022.SPK  UP034.SPK  UP_BORD3.SPK
BACK12.SCR  INTICON.TAB   UP011.SPK    UP023.SPK  UP035.SPK

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/MAPS:
AVENGER.MAP   FOREST10.MAP  PABDUCT.MAP   UBASE_10.MAP  XBASE_02.MAP
CULTA00.MAP   FOREST11.MAP  PHARVEST.MAP  UBASE_10.RMP  XBASE_02.RMP
CULTA01.MAP   GEODATA.DAT   PLANE.MAP     UBASE_11.MAP  XBASE_03.MAP
CULTA02.MAP   JUNGLE00.MAP  POLAR00.MAP   UBASE_11.RMP  XBASE_03.RMP
CULTA03.MAP   JUNGLE01.MAP  POLAR01.MAP   UBASE_12.MAP  XBASE_04.MAP
CULTA04.MAP   JUNGLE02.MAP  POLAR02.MAP   UBASE_12.RMP  XBASE_04.RMP
CULTA05.MAP   JUNGLE03.MAP  POLAR03.MAP   UBASE_13.MAP  XBASE_05.MAP
CULTA06.MAP   JUNGLE04.MAP  POLAR04.MAP   UBASE_13.RMP  XBASE_05.RMP
CULTA07.MAP   JUNGLE05.MAP  POLAR05.MAP   UBASE_14.MAP  XBASE_06.MAP
CULTA08.MAP   JUNGLE06.MAP  POLAR06.MAP   UBASE_14.RMP  XBASE_06.RMP
CULTA09.MAP   JUNGLE07.MAP  POLAR07.MAP   UBASE_15.MAP  XBASE_07.MAP
CULTA10.MAP   JUNGLE08.MAP  POLAR08.MAP   UBASE_15.RMP  XBASE_07.RMP
CULTA11.MAP   JUNGLE09.MAP  POLAR09.MAP   UFO_000.MAP   XBASE_08.MAP
CULTA12.MAP   JUNGLE10.MAP  POLAR10.MAP   UFO_010.MAP   XBASE_08.RMP
CULTA13.MAP   JUNGLE11.MAP  POLAR11.MAP   UFO_110.MAP   XBASE_09.MAP
CULTA14.MAP   LIGHTNIN.MAP  POLAR12.MAP   UFO_120.MAP   XBASE_09.RMP
CULTA15.MAP   MAP3.MAP      POLAR13.MAP   UFO_130.MAP   XBASE_10.MAP
CULTA16.MAP   MAP4.MAP      PSCOUT.MAP    UFO_140.MAP   XBASE_10.RMP
CULTA17.MAP   MARS00.MAP    TEMP1.MAP     UFO_150.MAP   XBASE_11.MAP
CULTA18.MAP   MARS01.MAP    TEMP2.MAP     UFO_160.MAP   XBASE_11.RMP
DESERT00.MAP  MARS02.MAP    TEMP3.MAP     UFO_170.MAP   XBASE_12.MAP
DESERT01.MAP  MARS03.MAP    TEMP.MAP      UFO1A.MAP     XBASE_12.RMP
DESERT02.MAP  MARS04.MAP    UBASE_00.MAP  UFO1B.MAP     XBASE_13.MAP
DESERT03.MAP  MARS05.MAP    UBASE_00.RMP  URBAN00.MAP   XBASE_13.RMP
DESERT04.MAP  MARS06.MAP    UBASE_01.MAP  URBAN01.MAP   XBASE_14.MAP
DESERT05.MAP  MARS07.MAP    UBASE_01.RMP  URBAN02.MAP   XBASE_14.RMP
DESERT06.MAP  MARS08.MAP    UBASE_02.MAP  URBAN03.MAP   XBASE_15.MAP
DESERT07.MAP  MARS09.MAP    UBASE_02.RMP  URBAN04.MAP   XBASE_15.RMP
DESERT08.MAP  MARS10.MAP    UBASE_03.MAP  URBAN05.MAP   XBASE_16.MAP
DESERT09.MAP  MOUNT00.MAP   UBASE_03.RMP  URBAN06.MAP   XBASE_16.RMP
DESERT10.MAP  MOUNT01.MAP   UBASE_04.MAP  URBAN07.MAP   XBASE_17.MAP
DESERT11.MAP  MOUNT02.MAP   UBASE_04.RMP  URBAN08.MAP   XBASE_17.RMP
FOREST00.MAP  MOUNT03.MAP   UBASE_05.MAP  URBAN09.MAP   XBASE_18.MAP
FOREST01.MAP  MOUNT04.MAP   UBASE_05.RMP  URBAN14.MAP   XBASE_18.RMP
FOREST02.MAP  MOUNT05.MAP   UBASE_06.MAP  URBAN15.MAP   XBASE_19.MAP
FOREST03.MAP  MOUNT06.MAP   UBASE_06.RMP  URBAN16.MAP   XBASE_19.RMP
FOREST04.MAP  MOUNT07.MAP   UBASE_07.MAP  URBAN17.MAP   XBASE_20.MAP
FOREST05.MAP  MOUNT08.MAP   UBASE_07.RMP  URBAN18.MAP   XBASE_20.RMP
FOREST06.MAP  MOUNT09.MAP   UBASE_08.MAP  XBASE_00.MAP
FOREST07.MAP  MOUNT10.MAP   UBASE_08.RMP  XBASE_00.RMP
FOREST08.MAP  MOUNT11.MAP   UBASE_09.MAP  XBASE_01.MAP
FOREST09.MAP  MOUNT12.MAP   UBASE_09.RMP  XBASE_01.RMP

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/mods:

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/ROUTES:
AVENGER.RMP   FOREST01.RMP  MARS09.RMP   TEMP.RMP      URBAN06.RMP
CULTA00.RMP   FOREST02.RMP  MARS10.RMP   UBASE_00.RMP  URBAN07.RMP
CULTA01.RMP   FOREST03.RMP  MOUNT00.RMP  UBASE_01.RMP  URBAN08.RMP
CULTA02.RMP   FOREST04.RMP  MOUNT01.RMP  UBASE_02.RMP  URBAN09.RMP
CULTA03.RMP   FOREST05.RMP  MOUNT02.RMP  UBASE_03.RMP  URBAN14.RMP
CULTA04.RMP   FOREST06.RMP  MOUNT03.RMP  UBASE_04.RMP  URBAN15.RMP
CULTA05.RMP   FOREST07.RMP  MOUNT04.RMP  UBASE_05.RMP  URBAN16.RMP
CULTA06.RMP   FOREST08.RMP  MOUNT05.RMP  UBASE_06.RMP  URBAN17.RMP
CULTA07.RMP   FOREST09.RMP  MOUNT06.RMP  UBASE_07.RMP  URBAN18.RMP
CULTA08.RMP   FOREST10.RMP  MOUNT07.RMP  UBASE_08.RMP  XBASE_00.RMP
CULTA09.RMP   FOREST11.RMP  MOUNT08.RMP  UBASE_09.RMP  XBASE_01.RMP
CULTA10.RMP   JUNGLE00.RMP  MOUNT09.RMP  UBASE_10.RMP  XBASE_02.RMP
CULTA11.RMP   JUNGLE01.RMP  MOUNT10.RMP  UBASE_11.RMP  XBASE_03.RMP
CULTA12.RMP   JUNGLE02.RMP  MOUNT11.RMP  UBASE_12.RMP  XBASE_04.RMP
CULTA13.RMP   JUNGLE03.RMP  MOUNT12.RMP  UBASE_13.RMP  XBASE_05.RMP
CULTA14.RMP   JUNGLE04.RMP  PLANE.RMP    UBASE_14.RMP  XBASE_06.RMP
CULTA15.RMP   JUNGLE05.RMP  POLAR00.RMP  UBASE_15.RMP  XBASE_07.RMP
CULTA16.RMP   JUNGLE06.RMP  POLAR01.RMP  UFO_000.RMP   XBASE_08.RMP
CULTA17.RMP   JUNGLE07.RMP  POLAR02.RMP  UFO_010.RMP   XBASE_09.RMP
CULTA18.RMP   JUNGLE08.RMP  POLAR03.RMP  UFO_110.RMP   XBASE_10.RMP
DESERT00.RMP  JUNGLE09.RMP  POLAR04.RMP  UFO_120.RMP   XBASE_11.RMP
DESERT01.RMP  JUNGLE10.RMP  POLAR05.RMP  UFO_130.RMP   XBASE_12.RMP
DESERT02.RMP  JUNGLE11.RMP  POLAR06.RMP  UFO_140.RMP   XBASE_13.RMP
DESERT03.RMP  LIGHTNIN.RMP  POLAR07.RMP  UFO_150.RMP   XBASE_14.RMP
DESERT04.RMP  MARS00.RMP    POLAR08.RMP  UFO_160.RMP   XBASE_15.RMP
DESERT05.RMP  MARS01.RMP    POLAR09.RMP  UFO_170.RMP   XBASE_16.RMP
DESERT06.RMP  MARS02.RMP    POLAR10.RMP  UFO1A.RMP     XBASE_17.RMP
DESERT07.RMP  MARS03.RMP    POLAR11.RMP  URBAN00.RMP   XBASE_18.RMP
DESERT08.RMP  MARS04.RMP    POLAR12.RMP  URBAN01.RMP   XBASE_19.RMP
DESERT09.RMP  MARS05.RMP    POLAR13.RMP  URBAN02.RMP   XBASE_20.RMP
DESERT10.RMP  MARS06.RMP    TEMP1.RMP    URBAN03.RMP
DESERT11.RMP  MARS07.RMP    TEMP2.RMP    URBAN04.RMP
FOREST00.RMP  MARS08.RMP    TEMP3.RMP    URBAN05.RMP

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/SOUND:
ADLIB.CAT    INTRO.CAT   ROLAND.CAT   SNDEND.EXE    SOUND.CFG
AINTRO.CAT   LAPC1.PAT   SAMPLE2.CAT  SNDSTART.EXE  SOUNDRV.COM
DRIVERS.CAT  MUSIC.COM   SAMPLE3.CAT  SOUND1.CAT    VECTOR.COM
GM.CAT       RINTRO.CAT  SAMPLE.CAT   SOUND2.CAT

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/UFOGRAPH:
BIGOB_00.PCK  BIGOB_20.PCK  BIGOB_40.PCK  DETBORD2.PCK  MAN_1M0.SPK
BIGOB_01.PCK  BIGOB_21.PCK  BIGOB_41.PCK  DETBORD.PCK   MAN_1M1.SPK
BIGOB_02.PCK  BIGOB_22.PCK  BIGOB_42.PCK  DP_PREFS      MAN_1M2.SPK
BIGOB_03.PCK  BIGOB_23.PCK  BIGOB_43.PCK  HIT.PCK       MAN_1M3.SPK
BIGOB_04.PCK  BIGOB_24.PCK  BIGOB_44.PCK  HIT.TAB       MAN_2.SPK
BIGOB_05.PCK  BIGOB_25.PCK  BIGOB_45.PCK  ICONS.PCK     MAN_3.SPK
BIGOB_06.PCK  BIGOB_26.PCK  BIGOB_46.PCK  INTICON.PCK   MEDIBITS.DAT
BIGOB_07.PCK  BIGOB_27.PCK  BIGOB_47.PCK  INTICON.TAB   MEDIBORD.PCK
BIGOB_08.PCK  BIGOB_28.PCK  BIGOB_48.PCK  MAN_0F0.SPK   MOC1.LBM
BIGOB_09.PCK  BIGOB_29.PCK  BIGOB_49.PCK  MAN_0F1.SPK   SCANBORD.PCK
BIGOB_10.PCK  BIGOB_30.PCK  BIGOB_50.PCK  MAN_0F2.SPK   SMOKE.PCK
BIGOB_11.PCK  BIGOB_31.PCK  BIGOB_51.PCK  MAN_0F3.SPK   SMOKE.TAB
BIGOB_12.PCK  BIGOB_32.PCK  BIGOB_52.PCK  MAN_0M0.SPK   SPICONS.DAT
BIGOB_13.PCK  BIGOB_33.PCK  BIGOB_53.PCK  MAN_0M1.SPK   TAC00.SCR
BIGOB_14.PCK  BIGOB_34.PCK  BIGOB_54.PCK  MAN_0M2.SPK   TAC01.SCR
BIGOB_15.PCK  BIGOB_35.PCK  BIGOB_55.PCK  MAN_0M3.SPK   UNIBORD.PCK
BIGOB_16.PCK  BIGOB_36.PCK  BIGOB_56.PCK  MAN_1F0.SPK   X1.PCK
BIGOB_17.PCK  BIGOB_37.PCK  CURSOR.PCK    MAN_1F1.SPK   X1.TAB
BIGOB_18.PCK  BIGOB_38.PCK  CURSOR.TAB    MAN_1F2.SPK
BIGOB_19.PCK  BIGOB_39.PCK  DETBLOB.DAT   MAN_1F3.SPK

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/UFOINTRO:
ADLIB.CAT  PICT1.LBM  PICT3.LBM  PICT5.LBM  PICT7.LBM   UFOINT.FLI
DP_PREFS   PICT2.LBM  PICT4.LBM  PICT6.LBM  ROLAND.CAT

/home/david/.local/share/openxcom/UNITS:
BIGOBS.PCK   CIVF.TAB      FLOATER.PCK  MUTON.TAB     TANKS.PCK   XCOM_2.TAB
BIGOBS.TAB   CIVM.PCK      FLOATER.TAB  SECTOID.PCK   TANKS.TAB   X_REAP.PCK
CELATID.PCK  CIVM.TAB      FLOOROB.PCK  SECTOID.TAB   XCOM_0.PCK  X_REAP.TAB
CELATID.TAB  CYBER.PCK     FLOOROB.TAB  SILACOID.PCK  XCOM_0.TAB  X_ROB.PCK
CHRYS.PCK    CYBER.TAB     HANDOB.PCK   SILACOID.TAB  XCOM_1.PCK  X_ROB.TAB
CHRYS.TAB    ETHEREAL.PCK  HANDOB.TAB   SNAKEMAN.PCK  XCOM_1.TAB  ZOMBIE.PCK
CIVF.PCK     ETHEREAL.TAB  MUTON.PCK    SNAKEMAN.TAB  XCOM_2.PCK  ZOMBIE.TAB

So what am i doing wrong?

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 03:55:24 pm »
So what am i doing wrong?

You're missing the UFO directory.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 12:20:43 am »
ok, same here, using nightly appimage OpenXcom_20200211_bdfd52280_x86-64.AppImage on debian/mint.

As far as I understand -and according to the logfile-, below should be a correct datapath.
It obviously isnĀ“t, otherwise I wouldn't post here :)

[12-02-2020_23-05-45]   [INFO]   Platform: Unix-like
[12-02-2020_23-05-45]   [INFO]   Data folder is: /tmp/.mount_OpenXcMGvONQ/usr/share//openxcom/
[12-02-2020_23-05-45]   [INFO]   Data search is:
[12-02-2020_23-05-45]   [INFO]   - /home/jan/.local/share/openxcom/

ls -l /home/jan/.local/share/openxcom/UFO
total 2696
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan   14965 Jul 10  1994  BASE.EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan  254556 Jan 11  1994  DOS4GW.EXE
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  editor
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  GEODATA
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  GEOGRAPH
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan    1169 Mar 23  1994  GO.COM
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan   98727 May 22  1994  INSTALL.EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan  102380 Mar 14  1994  INTRO.EXE
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan   12288 Dec 19  2018  MAPS
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  MISSDAT
drwxrwxr-x 2 jan jan    4096 Feb 12 22:08  mods
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan   83648 May 22  1994  MPSCOPY.EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan 1388544 Aug 23  2001  msvbvm60.dll
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan    2120 Apr  4  2005  readme.txt
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  ROUTES
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  RUNEXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan   26647 Mar 14  1994  SETUP.EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan   12441 Jul 10  1994  SOLDIER.EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan     967 Nov 17  2003  SOLDIER.PIF
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  SOUND
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan      10 Jul 21  2003  SOUND.CFG
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  TERRAIN
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  UFO2EXE
-rwxrwxrwx 1 jan jan     779 Mar 25  1994  UFOCHEAT.COM
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  UFOEXE
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  UFOGRAPH
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  UFOINTRO
drwxrwxrwx 2 jan jan    4096 Dec 19  2018  UNITS

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 06:12:38 pm »
I don't believe "mods" should be under UFO.

But it is very hard to guess what is actually going wrong (too much snippets).

Perhaps try
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  tree ~/.local/share/openxcom/ > myFolderStructure.txt
And attach that file (myFolderStructure) together with the openxcom.log to your next post.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 04:47:47 pm »
mods would have gone to /home/jan/.openxcom/mods, where config and user files are as well. I do have an empty subfolder mods there.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 04:57:42 pm »
My guess is that it didn't find the "standard" directory (and its content)... do you have it on the same place as the openxcom executable?

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 05:16:20 pm »
Which directory would be "standard"? There is none of such name, what should be in it?  I tried moving the appimage to .local/share/openxcom, this did not change the error messages within the logfile.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:22:49 pm »
attached

(linux version is the same just openxcom.exe will be called differently)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 05:27:34 pm by Meridian »

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 05:39:33 pm »
okay. well, I have no such directories. I could create them, alas the data within will probaly be needed? Is it possible all this has to be placed inside the .appimage file? It did say "make the appimage executable and place (user/config and) data folders from the base game to one of the following locations, there were no folders standard or common referred to in the installation instruction.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 05:50:52 pm »
okay. well, I have no such directories. I could create them, alas the data within will probaly be needed? Is it possible all this has to be placed inside the .appimage file? It did say "make the appimage executable and place (user/config and) data folders from the base game to one of the following locations, there were no folders standard or common referred to in the installation instruction.

I'm sorry, even as OXCE dev, I cannot help you with this, I am not familiar with appimages at all.

Where did you download the appimage?
Can you ask for support from the people that created it?

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 09:28:20 pm »
@Meridian An appimage is a way to distribute the program in such a way that the user does not need to install any dependencies, they come with the appimage. After giving the appimage execute permissions you can just run the appimage directly to start openxcom.

@lagrandeguerre I see you are using some non-default installation for openxcom parts:
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/home/jan/.openxcom/  instead of the default
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/home/jan/.local/share/openxcom/
Might i suggest you first try to use a default installation before going the advanced route.
Try the following steps (it should work for the appimage downloaded from https://openxcom.org/git-builds/)

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# Backup you non working folders
mv ~/.openxcom ~/.openxcom.backup
mv ~/.local/share/openxcom ~/.local/share/openxcom.backup
# Now start the appimage (should give the openxcom error screen, but would also create the correct default folder with necessary content).
cd ~/.local/share
cp -r openxcom.backup/UFO openxcom/
# and optionally, if TFTD is installed as well
cp -r openxcom.backup/TFTD openxcom/
If you run the appimage now the game should start.

Please note those steps are based on what you have shown in this thread. I have no idea what other edits you have performed in the meanwhile.

Hope this helps.





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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 12:12:21 am »
Yes, "dependency hell" is a well known term not without good reason.

more on topic: I did not conciously choose the .opencom subfolder, given the hidden state I would hae gone for a single openxcom folder  containing all I need to run somewhere in my homedir. (given the choice, I would not use a debian based distribution at all, but this is another story. A rather long one.) Following your instruction, I am able to start the game. Thanks a lot. Interestingly, it now looks very different to the version I used on windows. savegame format is different as well, but I can easily start over, no problem.

so, for the record: ufo game data directories shall go to ~/.local/share/openxcom/UFO (or TFTD), savegames go to xcom1, mods to mods (duh), all in openxcom subfolder. The appimage goes to wherever you want.
Personally, I say the installation instruction on the website is overly complex, many users will probably resort to "do not annoy me, tell me where to put the files and let me start". ymmv.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 02:35:42 am »
Glad it works. Enjoy the slaughter game.

As for the quote:

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so, for the record: ufo game data directories shall go to ~/.local/share/openxcom/UFO (or TFTD), savegames go to xcom1, mods to mods (duh), all in openxcom subfolder. The appimage goes to wherever you want.
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You are correct on all points.

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Re: No X-COM installations found
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 09:16:15 am »
savegame format is different as well, but I can easily start over, no problem.

it is possible to load also the original saves... saved during geoscape only