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Make and teach robots to automate the world! · By Denki

Linux version

A topic by Jno created Sep 06, 2017 Views: 1,046 Replies: 5
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You wrote "... the Linux version is untested", so I thought I'd let you know my experience.  I unpacked into a folder under usr/local/ and used


$ chmod -R u+x


to make sure that the executables were, um, executable.

I ran Autonauts.x86_64 successfully for about an hour, with no issues at all, except perhaps that the sound effects continue when using Esc to pause the game - that may be a feature, I don't know!

There are some system details below, in case that helps with the Linux version - I'd like to think that you'll continue with it.

KDE Neon 5.8; kernel version 4.10.0-33-generic; AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU; nVidia GeForce GTX450 GPU with nVidia-375 driver; 4GB RAM


Oh, cool. Cheers for this. Sounds like we need to make sure the executables are functioning as such before we zip them up. Hopefully Google will be our friend here :) Of course, if you have any advice in that regard, feel free to share :D

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Just to be sure, I checked on the permissions of the files unzipped straight into my home directory:

jonathan@Odin:~$ ls -l Autonauts.*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jonathan jonathan 31722796 Jul 23 09:24 Autonauts.x86
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jonathan jonathan 31348864 Jul 23 09:24 Autonauts.x86_64

You see that the owner and group (me, since I unzipped the files) have only read/write permissions (rw-); others have only read access(r--).  To run the files, I have to set the execute permission, which I do with

jonathan@Odin:~$ chmod u+x Autonauts.*

u+x means 'add the execute permission for the user (owner)'. Then the listing shows:

jonathan@Odin:~$ ls -l Autonauts.*
-rwxrw-r-- 1 jonathan jonathan 31722796 Jul 23 09:24 Autonauts.x86

If I was going to install the files somewhere where any user of this machine (Odin) could run them, then I'd use

chmod a+x Autonauts.*

You could try shipping the files with the execute permissions set; I don't know if that might trigger some security problems in some machines.  Most Linux users would be OK using chmod, as I have above.

More on chmod and permissions at



Hi there, just adding my positive feedback here, too, using (K)Ubuntu 14.04LTS and 16.04LTS

Exact Version: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS - Kernel 4.4.0-94-generic #117-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 29 08:13:56 UTC 2017 x86_64

NVidia/Intel graphics GK107M [GeForce GT 750M]

=> No problems whatsoever, 44 year old guy and 13 year old son having the fun of our lives :)

BTW: ZIP uses a Windows like attribute system, so the execute flag is not saved in ZIPs. If you tgz or bz2 the files, the linux flags will be preserved.

Thanks for a wonderful game and all the effort you put into the steady flow of updates and forum responses.


Oh... and @LinuxUsers: Instead of "chmod u+x Autonauts.x86_64" you can alternatively just start the application with "sh Autonauts.x86_64" (resp. without the "_64" on stone age machines).

it wont work on my pixelbookplz help