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[Tutorial] Easy way to launch on Linux! AND Launching the game with Steam for Linux!

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#1 NoAlphanumerics

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:14 AM

So I've been trying to find a way to create a launcher (.desktop file) so I can launch the game without using the terminal and also to launch the game via Steam for Linux.  After countless errors I think I've figured it out. (I might redo the tutorial with pictures and more/better detail/instructions)
THIS HAS ONLY BEEN TESTED ON Ubuntu 13.10 WITH openjdk7 INSTALLED AND Steam for Linux.
So first off what you'll need to do is make a central folder for the game, I used "/home/*yourusername*/Desktop/PokeMMO-Client".
!!!!Everywhere that you see *yourusername* put the username you use on your linux machine!!!!
Once you have your folder you'll need to open GEDIT (or any other text editor).
Within GEDIT add the following text:
cd /home/*yourusername*/Desktop/PokeMMO-Client
sh PokeMMO.sh
Save that file as "PokeMMOLaunch.sh" and make sure the file extension is .sh.
Tech Note: (Ok yes, having one sh file launch another sh file seems redundant but the game and java will both crash if you dont!)
Next open GEDIT again and add the following text:
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=sh /home/*yourusername*/Desktop/PokeMMO-Client/PokeMMOLaunch.sh
Icon=(Leave this blank unless you have a custom icon to use)
Save that file as "PokeMMO.desktop" and make sure the file extension is .desktop. (Sometimes you won't see the file extension once you've saved the file, this is perfectly normal.)
Now you can place the newly created PokeMMO.desktop file anywhere you'd like, to launch the game just double click the PokeMMO.desktop file.
Now if you want to be able to launch the game from steam you need to follow a few simple steps:
First, open steam and go to your game library.
Second, click on the "+ ADD A GAME..." text at the bottom of the screen.
Third, choose "Add a non-steam game..".
Fourth, click the "Browse..." button.
Fifth, find and select the PokeMMO.desktop file.
Sixth, click the "OPEN" button while PokeMMO.desktop is selected.
Seventh, click the "ADD SELECTED PROGRAMS" button.
Eighth, while in your game library right-click on PokeMMO and choose "Properties".
Ninth, set the Target as the path to your PokeMMO.desktop file and it must be in "s (quotation marks).
Tenth, set the Start In to the same path (Note: if this fails set it to your the path of your PokeMMO folder).
That's it! You can now launch PokeMMO from Steam and the Steam In-Game Overlay should work also!
Note that it may take a bit longer for the game to startup and load when you launch it from Steam.
Any and all feedback is appreciated!  I'd love to know how everyone else is playing it on linux!

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#2 Kelarr

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:01 AM

I got a virus, help.

#3 Greck

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:41 AM

I think the .deb installer is easier to use, but this sounds like a fast way to run PokeMMO on systems what don't support .deb extensions.

Its working on other distributions (since i was doing this on Mint and Kubuntu time ago).



I got a virus, help.


Try format your hard disk, and never turn on your PC again.

#4 Firehot4321

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:16 AM

The PokeMMO.desktop doesnt start up for me. Help?

#5 alaricwolfe

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:42 PM

so, i'm curious to know how to get the .deb installer for it.  when i downloaded the client from the games homesite, all i got was a file titled pokeMMO.sh.   which, when i launched that (as per the instructions on the download page to run the game) it brought .par2 file.

#6 TheBlazeMan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:09 AM

"The application launcher "PokeMMO.desktop" has not been marked as trusted. If you do not know the source of this file, launching it may be unsafe."


How do I bypass this block?