No binary packages of Gusanos are available at this time, and everything must be built from source.
The source code must be downloaded from the Gusanos CVS repositry hosted on SourceForge.net.
To download the source code, use the program 'CVS', like this:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/gusanos co ./
That will download all files to the present working directory so make sure you create a dedicated directory first (~/gusanos).
Gusanos has a few dependancies which are required to be installed appropriately on the system in order to build (& run) Gusanos. These dependancies include:
If you want to run a dedicated server on a linux box that has no X (only SSH access) you might need to get the SVN version of Allegro from the 4.2 branch, otherwise allegro_init() will fail and Gusanos will segfault.
For more instructions on how to install these software, check your distro package database or see the website for build instructions.
Gentoo users can simply do:
emerge allegro fmod boost scons re2c
Note that Zoidcom (the networking lib) is closed source and not really popular, so most distros won't distribute it. To install it download the Linux version from the website (zoidcom.com) and then copy the include and lib files manually to your system directories (generally /usr/include and /usr/lib).
Note: There is no fmod for 64-bit linux as of the time of this edit, so if you are using a 64-bit system, you're going to have to compile in a 32-bit chroot or in a 32-bit system. Personal comment: This sucks. Why not use a decent free sound library instead of this proprietary shit? Personal comment: Probably because FMOD simply rocks. Personal question: have you tried FLESSD, it is a free (open-source) FMOD rewrite, and the functions are named the same, it's not complete, but maybe enough for Gusanos
You might also need to create a few symlinks to libs that scons fails to find:
ln -s /usr/lib/libboost_filesystem.so /usr/lib/libboost_filesystem-gcc.so ln -s /usr/lib/libboost_signals.so /usr/lib/libboost_signals-gcc.so ln -s /usr/local/lib/libfmod-3.75.so /usr/local/lib/libfmod-3.74.1.so ln -s /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0.1.2.8 /usr/lib/libpng12.so ln -s /usr/local/lib/libzoidcom.so.0.6.5 /usr/local/lib/libzoidcom.so
To build Gusanos, just change to the Gusanos top directory and run:
This should build a Gusanos and place an executable binary in
As CVS only contains the code, the data must be added: get the zip for windows, and put the 'default' folder in the same directory where the executable is.
To run Gusanos, type:
cd bin/posix ./gusanos
If this gives a 'video mode not supported' message from your monitor, look at the FAQ