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upload score

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:32 pm
by sal_paradise
Hi Blockout fans,

I\'m using the linux version of BLII (2.3) and I wonder how to upload the scores to the online database. If I enter the score details page for a particular score, there is no way to do anything than \"try to beat\", no \"replay\", no \"upload\" ...


Re:upload score

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:34 pm
by Herc
where did you get the linux version from?

it could be that - if you have compiled it by yourself - you dont have the special code section that encrypts and protects the highscore.

thats because the programmer jean-luc-pons keeps this section of code private, to avoid manipulations.

Re:upload score

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:16 pm
by sal_paradise
It was included in my distribution (suse 10.3), so I did not compile it by myself.

Any workaraound? Is there another way to upload the scores? Maybe I could download the windows version and transfer my settings?

Re:upload score

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:32 pm
by Herc
sorry for my late reply!

please first try to use the linux binaries provided under \"Download\" - they are compiled by the original author jean luc pons and should contain the network highscore uploading stuff.

if that does not help, maybe try the new wine with the windows binaries. i am very positive that blockout II might run under wine emulator.

and - very interesting! it is included in suse 10.3 ? is it the OpenSuse thing? or did you buy a CD package ?

Re:upload score

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:35 pm
by sal_paradise
Finally I could solve the problem with your help. The problem was that the executable was stored in /usr/... directory. If I start the program as a normal user, of course it has not the right to write anything into that directory. I would expect that it stores it\'s files in my home directory instead, but it didn\'t. This is maybe a cosmetic glitch and should be fixed. The workaround was to move all the blockout files into my home directory, and then the program did create a hidden dir (.bl2) and stored all the replay files. Unfortunatly all my previous scores are not lost, but not replayable, so I need to make some extraordinary scores again if I wish to upload and get famous ;-)

I\'m not sure where the rpm did come from, if not from the original opensuse repo, then from packman or another online repo one can find still completely configured in suse\'s yast. In fact, once I\'ve tried to search for \"blockout\" in Yast, without big hope, but found this fantastic blockout2 then. So I wish to say thank you to the author! And, of course, to you, too, for your help here in the forum.<br><br>Post edited by: sal_paradise, at: 2007/11/13 18:37