May 11, 2015 · wip weekly update linux

Week #19 update

What I've done this week##

This week was spent doing loads of play testing, fixing bugs, better music support and Ubuntu Linux testing.

Play testing has revealed a whack more little quirks and some bugs - most of them found by Lavi, a Lode Runner fan who has kindly been helping me out this week. To better support the Ogg soundtrack and fix the issue from the last build that stopped tracks from playing the first go, I made some mods to FNA to support streaming from Presage Resource files which works on Windows and Mac.

Linux testing on VMware Player with Ubuntu 15.04 x64 was not quite successful. Lode Runner launches but fails with an OpenGL issue. Lavi tested with a proper Ubuntu install and got quite a lot further but with some issues. It looks like it will be another week or two before a Linux copy is ready.

All of this week and last weeks update is now available to try for both Windows and Mac which you can grab on the downloads page.


The ***** means all credit to Lavi for helping me out tremendously with play testing and Linux testing. Thanks again, Lavi.

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What I'll probably do next week


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A massive Lode Runner fan. You may have guessed that.