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Offline (Male) time-killer-games
Posted on: September 13, 2013, 03:14:49 PM

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I don't know how to go about it but is it possible to run enigma on Solaris and to compile games for it on a Solaris OS? Before answering questing I'm aware that Linux apps do run on Solaris and it's been that way since Solaris 10 was released.

But Linux is still a seperate OS and the Linux apps that run on Solaris don't run as fast and are not completely guaranteed to work where as native, solaris-specific apps don't suffer these problems. There is a version of MinGW for Solaris, and java, which is used for the IDE, is a language designsd by the creators of Solaris, which is obviously Oracle, one would think that it should work.

I haven't gotten a chance to play around with this at all but once I have I'll let you guys know my results! If enigma and its games can compile natively on Solaris, then we should really advertise that on the homepage, the wiki, etc.aside from the non-ubuntu Linux platforms, this might be the first export for ENIGMA that GMStudio might not ever have. :D
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Offline (Unknown gender) ssss
Reply #1 Posted on: September 14, 2013, 12:26:31 AM
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Ask Cheeseboy. He has fixed the Mac port and was adding a BSD port.
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Offline (Male) Goombert
Reply #2 Posted on: September 14, 2013, 04:27:07 AM

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Ya ask cheesefag, I have no idea wtf Solaris even is, everybody uses ENIGMA on Linux, so if its been usable before it should be now.
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

Offline (Male) time-killer-games
Reply #3 Posted on: September 14, 2013, 11:17:14 AM

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@Robert. It's a very old OS not many people use it but it's been around longer than Linux has. It used to be a commercial OS but overtime oracle decided to make it freeware like Linux but it isn't open source. What stirs up my curiosity about it is it can run both Linux and Solaris native apps, which provides more possibilities than Linux even then for whatever reason Linux is still more popular. It's interesting.

@ssss - alright I'll send him a pm. :)
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