I downloaded and unarchived the Linux 32/64 bit version into a a directory, set the execute bit and tried to run it (there didn't seem to be any other instructions other than 'set the exec' bit) ... no success.
From the terminal I get the following output:
Set current directory to /opt/Apps/EmpireCombined/linux
Found path: /opt/Apps/EmpireCombined/linux/EmpireCombined.x86_64
Mono path = '/opt/Apps/EmpireCombined/linux/EmpireCombined_Data/Managed'
Mono path = '/opt/Apps/EmpireCombined/linux/EmpireCombined_Data/Mono'
Mono config path = '/opt/Apps/EmpireCombined/linux/EmpireCombined_Data/Mono/etc'
displaymanager : xrandr version warning. 1.5
client has 8 screens
displaymanager screen (0)(Virtual1): 1920 x 1200
Using libudev for joystick management
Importing game controller configs
... and that's it. Also tried running it with the *_Data directory as the CWD when starting, but still no luck. Tried it with "sudo -H" and the restuls were the same.
I noticed that there's an 'install' subdirectory in the *_Data directory. Are there any particular install instructions that are hidden somewhere?
Info that might be pertinent:
$ uname -a
Linux homeUbuntu 4.4.0-101-generic #124-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 10 18:29:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ ls -l
drwxrwxr-x 9 gary gary 4096 Nov 28 12:55 EmpireCombined_Data
-rw-rw-r-- 1 gary gary 25457968 May 18 2017 EmpireCombined.x86
-rwxrwxr-x 1 gary gary 25731952 May 18 2017 EmpireCombined.x86_64
This is a VM running under VMware workstation. There is no joystick, only mouse & keyboard. Very "vanilla" machine. I don't run any software other than VMware workstation on the host machine. (Windows 7)
Ubuntu is an up-to-date edition of 16.04 LTS.
It kind of bothers me that the date of the executable is "May 18" of this year...
Any help getting this going would be appreciated.