Getting Thomas was alone working on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

I just bought the Humble Bundle 8 mostly because I liked the looks of “Thomas was alone”.
Sadly the download is just a tar file, which I always find a little off putting. It took a little tinkering to get it going so I thought I would save someone else the searching by writing it here.

Extract the contents of the tar file in whatever way makes you happy.

mike@sleepycat:~/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone$ ls
thomasWasAlone  thomasWasAlone_Data
mike@sleepycat:~/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone$ chmod +x thomasWasAlone

My problem was that I got an error when I tried to run it:
mike@sleepycat:~/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone$ ./thomasWasAlone
./thomasWasAlone: error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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But its easy enough to fix:

mike@sleepycat:~/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
...lots of packages and installation stuff...

And finally it works:

mike@sleepycat:~/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone$ ./thomasWasAlone
Set current directory to /home/mike/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone
Found path: /home/mike/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone
Mono path[0] = '/home/mike/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Managed'
Mono path[1] = '/home/mike/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Mono'
Mono config path = '/home/mike/Downloads/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Mono/etc'

Happy gaming!

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One thought on “Getting Thomas was alone working on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

  1. Hm. I see similar output but then my prompt reappears (and the game doesn’t start).

    rabagley@chardale:~/thomasLinuxStandalone$ ./thomasWasAlone
    Set current directory to /home/rabagley/thomasLinuxStandalone
    Found path: /home/rabagley/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone
    Mono path[0] = ‘/home/rabagley/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Managed’
    Mono path[1] = ‘/home/rabagley/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Mono’
    Mono config path = ‘/home/rabagley/thomasLinuxStandalone/thomasWasAlone_Data/Mono/etc’
    rabagley@chardale:~/thomasLinuxStandalone$

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