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#1 2006-07-01 23:10:38

shadowhand
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HOWTO: Run Cloud

http://www.thatcloudgame.com

First, you will need to install wine and xorg-server-utils:

pacman -Sy wine xorg-server-utils

If you haven't run Wine before, set up it up by running the following command with your regular username:

winecfg

This will create a ~/.wine folder, and let you set the default options.

Next, download Cloud. I have a mirror of the installer here if the main download page isn't working.

Now, install Cloud with the following command (don't change the defaults, they are fine):

wine CloudInstall.exe

It won't exit the installer cleanly, but the install will work anyways.

Before we run the game, we need a script to fix a couple of issues:

#!/bin/bash
###
# Current screen size
SIZE=$(xrandr |grep "*" |cut -d " " -f 1 |sed -e "s|*||g")

###
# To run Cloud, we must be in the dir with Cloud.exe
cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Cloud/bin"
wine Cloud.exe; xrandr -s "$SIZE"

Save the script as CloudGame.sh and make it executable with "chmod +x CloudGame.sh". Now, to run the game, just do the following in a terminal:

./CloudGame.sh

Enjoy Cloud!

NOTE: if you are having issues with the game's sound "stuttering", run "winecfg" and change the Audio driver to OSS and enable the Emulation option at the bottom of the tab. Also, make sure neither conky or torsmo are running, as they have adverse effects on Wine's rendering.


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#2 2006-07-06 22:21:36

phrakture
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

'The hell is this? Do you just fly around?  The screenshots make me think of Knights for Sega Saturn

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#3 2006-07-06 23:14:06

rezza
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

Hmm, this game appears to be a big heap of pretentious wank.

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#4 2006-07-07 11:23:11

Moo-Crumpus
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

wassup? cloudgame?? I mean ... what DOES it?


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#5 2006-07-07 21:29:48

AllTom
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

killua.kd wrote:

if you have tume to kill defentlly try this

Do you do more than fly around and look at that island?

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#6 2006-07-08 00:36:40

Gullible Jones
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

Apparently yes... According to Wikipedia it is some kind of weather-based puzzle game (?). Could be quite fun for all I know, but the website could really use a better description of what goes on in it.

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#7 2006-07-08 11:36:26

postlogic
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

You push clouds around, consume them, fart them out and generally stuff like that.

And it's fun, too.

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#8 2006-07-10 19:53:48

AllTom
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

I get a message about a Mozilla ActiveX component that wine wants to download, but this isn't mentioned in the instructions.

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#9 2006-07-11 00:31:12

shadowhand
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Re: HOWTO: Run Cloud

AllTom wrote:

I get a message about a Mozilla ActiveX component that wine wants to download, but this isn't mentioned in the instructions.

I mirrored it here, Mozilla ActiveX controls. The other option is to install the full (Windows) version of Mozilla or Internet Explorer. I perfer just the Mozilla ActiveX component though.

btw: it's a game. you fly around and fight pollution and make cloud pictures while some nice "sunny day" music plays.... why wouldn't you want to play that? Tux Racer has nothing on Cloud.  tongue


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