Can't start the game :(

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mattb66
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Can't start the game :(

Post by mattb66 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:36 am

Hey Guys

I just discovered this game and would really like to give it a try, but unfortunately I'm getting an error before it can even load. I'm trying to play this on Antergos Linux (an Arch based distro).

When I try to load the game I get the following error:

Font not found: 9x15
Failed to load a font!
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 1 (X_CreateWindow)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 52
Current serial number in output stream: 54

I'm not sure what font I actually need. There are many fonts in the repositories (no actual fonts called 9x15 though), but I have no idea which one I'm missing. I found a file called "fonts-x11.txt" located in the /lib/extra directory, which was empty except for the example font : misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-iso8859-1 which was commented out. I removed the comment symbol (#) but it made no difference.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Can't start the game :(

Post by tokariew » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:44 am

http://muuttuja.org/tomenet/installation-linux.php under fedora section, you have possible solution
and i think installing at list this package under fedora help: xorg-x11-fonts-misc under your distro it can have diffrent name…

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Re: Can't start the game :(

Post by mattb66 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks that worked!

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Re: Can't start the game :(

Post by mattb66 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Ok I have a new problem... The font is WAY too small, and I can't seem to figure out how to make it larger...

edit: I've tried changing the fonts in the script file that I downloaded from the page you linked previously, but it seems no matter what I change it too, the font that appears when I start the game is always the same and just incredibly small. I'm not sure how anyone could play the game with a font size this small.

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Re: Can't start the game :(

Post by tangar » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:54 pm

Try to go through all available fonts via game setting in-game:
= c
(push '=', then several times 'c')

Also you could try my custom font-tileset :D It's from moderate to HUGE: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1149

It's for windows by default, but you could easely convert it to linux:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=844
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Re: Can't start the game :(

Post by tangar » Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm

mattb66 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:36 am
Font not found: 9x15
Failed to load a font!
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 1 (X_CreateWindow)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 52
Current serial number in output stream: 54
Btw I got the same problem at last version of Lubuntu:
Font not found: 9x15
Failed to load a font!
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 1 (X_CreateWindow)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 53
Current serial number in output stream: 55
Maybe solution which tokariew proposed should be added to the guide..

I suppose it's pretty important to make it possible to run game with 'one-click'. Currently it's easy to do only in Windows; Mac and Linux clients doesn't work by default for some users...
Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
http://youtube.com/GlazGame — streams in English // http://youtube.com/StreamGuild — streams in Russian
My chars @ angband.oook.cz

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