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Can't execute slamdunk.exe. Please help!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:28 pm    Post subject: Can't execute slamdunk.exe. Please help!!! Reply with quote

I downloaded a file called slamdunk.exe form www.slamdunk.com, but I am unable getting it running on my brand new Linspire distro. It says something about not recognizing the format. Please help!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:17 pm    Post subject: RE: Can Reply with quote

Going out on a limb and thinking outside the box here, but my guess is that slamdunk.exe is a Windows executable. For Windows.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Can Reply with quote

AlleyCat you is beyond help here Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Can Reply with quote

Alleycat Slamdunk.exe is probably a windows program, in order to run windows executables with Linux you will need to install Wine (www.winehq.com) Even then you may be out of luck, it can be tricky convincing some applications to run under Wine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you not run it as a c++ app???
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
could you not run it as a c++ app???
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What?!? Shocked Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
could you not run it as a c++ app???
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If the sourcecode is available then it could be ported, but Its probably closed source. AlleyCat - why don't you email the developers and request a linux version? If they knew there is a demand for a Linux version they may (if you got high in the sky apple pie hopes) release a port Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was only asking Rolling Eyes i compiled and ran some simple c++ code to answer a question in the prog. section and it made an .exe file which is now in /home/paul, i just thought(it seems wrongly Rolling Eyes ) that if i can run this .exe file from konsole then perhaps AlleyCat could.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

huh? Seems a little odd that it would be given an .exe extension. What compiler are you using? If it was gcc are you specifying an .exe extension when compiling? for example - gcc program.c -o program.exe
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no i just used g++ -o hello hello.cpp and i've got an icon of a piece of paper with a green circle on it called hello.cpp and a blue cog called hello.exe?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok... freaky... I have absolutely no idea why it would do that?! Addmitedly I don't do much programing anymore these days but Iv never seen gcc/g++ do that before lol Shocked

I just had to compile a little test program now to see if I got the same -

dave@crusader:~$ g++ -o helloworld helloworld.cpp

I just got a file called "helloworld" no extension at all. If I don't specify an output file I get a file called "a.out". Confused


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aparently that is one of the faults with the gcc compiler that if you don't specify an output you get a.out
which is ok if you only have one but if you had ten it might start to get confusing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
aparently that is one of the faults with the gcc compiler that if you don't specify an output you get a.out
which is ok if you only have one but if you had ten it might start to get confusing Very Happy
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That's been a "feature" of UNIX compilers ever since I can remember... IIRC the Pascal compiler on the first Unix box I used back in 1982 used to do it.
gcc is just keeping up a fine tradition Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aha! as i said Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is, your (well, most people's) typical program will consist of more than one source file. So what name is the linker (final stage of gcc) supposed to use if you don't tell it ?
At least a.out is easy to find in a directory full of source, include & object files, which is probably why it was chosen.
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