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Terragen on Linux
« on: March 01, 2016, 08:32:08 PM »
Hi Folks,

I just got through reading some things said about Terragen on Linux render nodes. But I seem to recall talk about plans to support the Terragen application on Linux (not just a render node). Up until recently I haven't been interested in Linux. But, as an embedded systems developer, I have very recently become interested in Linux because of the Raspberry Pi which runs Linux. Not that an RPi will have enough memory or computing power to interactively run TG but the thing that concerns me is that there are so many flavors of Linux and choices of window managers etc. Is there a document written about what the requirements are to run TG on a Linux machine?

Just for everyone's information, the native OS for Linux from the makers of the Pi is a version of Linux called Debian. Since the Pi version is a fork of this OS it has been renamed Raspbian. Also, the windowing manager that runs over Raspbian is called LXDE. And the Pi does not run on an i86 processor but, rather, an ARM processor like those in peoples cell phones.

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 03:28:15 AM »
We don't have an official list of supported distros, but in the past we have successfully tested the Linux render node with CentOS 5.9 and 6.3, openSUSE 11.1 and 12.1 and Ubuntu 12.10. Granted some of those are older versions, newer versions of the same distros will probably work as well.

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 02:15:17 PM »
We don't have an official list of supported distros, but in the past we have successfully tested the Linux render node with CentOS 5.9 and 6.3, openSUSE 11.1 and 12.1 and Ubuntu 12.10. Granted some of those are older versions, newer versions of the same distros will probably work as well.- Oshyan

So were any of these distros built to run on ARM or just the x86?

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 05:08:17 PM »
We have no plans to get TG to run on ARM so whether the distros run on it isn't a factor in this case.

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 04:12:58 PM »
Terragen runs under new wine (x64), but requires some fonts to be installed with winetricks. Without fonts TG crashes - maybe that could be improved.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2017, 11:10:52 PM by Eneen »

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 06:43:36 PM »
Terragen runs under new wine (x64), but requires some fonts to be installed with winetricks. Without fonts TG crashes - maybe that could be improved.
hi, which fonts need to be installed? i  tried recently Terragen with wine but it crash...
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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »
Terragen runs under new wine (x64), but requires some fonts to be installed with winetricks. Without fonts TG crashes - maybe that could be improved.
hi, which fonts need to be installed? i  tried recently Terragen with wine but it crash...

You need to install allfonts via winetricks. I'm not sure what fonts need to be substituted, maybe devs can tell as they are most probably hardcoded. Then maybe it's possible to create .reg
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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 02:01:13 PM »

You need to install allfonts via winetricks. I'm not sure what fonts need to be substituted, maybe devs can tell as they are most probably hardcoded. Then maybe it's possible to create .reg
Thank you, i will look into it.  :)
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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 08:08:55 PM »
Quicky question is the Linux Terragen a render node only or is also a GUI?
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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 08:11:34 PM »
Render node only, no GUI at present.

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Re: Terragen on Linux
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 08:13:45 PM »
 :( Thanks for the quick answer ... :)
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