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Towns demo won't run

Towns demo needs java 1.6.0

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steve723 Sunday 9 June 2013 at 5:26
steve723Anonymous

I tried installing Towns demo (steam Green Light Game) to the same VD as the one I use for Skyrim. It installed fine via steam. When I tried to run it wine said,  'This game requiers Java Run Time 1.6.0'. I looked in playonlinux Configure > Install Componets but Java is not listed.

Kubuntu Raring Ringtail.
steve723 Sunday 9 June 2013 at 11:45
steve723Anonymous

It works in steam for Linux but it seems not very well.
petch Sunday 9 June 2013 at 17:56
petch
Developer

Download the offline installer for the JRE from https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
Then, in PlayOnLinux:
Configure button > (select virtual drive) > Miscellaneous tab > Run an .exe from this virtual drive
and select the file you just downloaded.
Ronin DUSETTE Sunday 9 June 2013 at 20:37
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

We dont have a function for this?

Also, Im surprised that if its just a java game, that it wont run natively on Linux.

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petch Sunday 9 June 2013 at 21:07
petch
Developer

I think there's something about Oracle not providing a direct URL for download, so that was not a good candidate for automation. Maybe that info is wrong or obsolete, though.
Ronin DUSETTE Sunday 9 June 2013 at 21:10
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

Ahhh. That makes sense. No solid place to download the redistributable and Im sure their license doesnt include 3rd party hosting.

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steve723 Sunday 30 June 2013 at 5:31
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It now runs well in in steam for linux... That is considering it is still in alpha! Lol

Edited by steve723

Ronin DUSETTE Sunday 30 June 2013 at 7:04
Ronin DUSETTE
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Nice.. Is it the native version or are your still running through POL/Wine?

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steve723 Friday 5 July 2013 at 19:04
steve723Anonymous

Native version. I figured if I can get games to run in Steam for Linux then I don't have to mess with wine or a wine wrapper. Of course it could be that wine is better for some games and i could be wrong aboutSteam for Linux being better. If Steam for Linux is better then I hope Valve convince's more companies to port their games to Steam for Linux. For now though, I hope you and the rest of the playonlinux volunteers keep geting more games to run properly on playonlinux. Even If all games are ported to Steam for Linux its clearly going to take years, maybe 2 or 3 decades. Maybe by the time people start colonizing Mars it willl happen, but NASA's soonest plan for manned mars missions is about 2030 - 2035. That's not carved in stone though, so it could be sooner or very likley later.
Ronin DUSETTE Saturday 6 July 2013 at 2:57
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Just stick with the Native, as we do not support installing programs that already work on Linux.

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