In Which I Try Installing DS on Ubuntu

A simple installer script for Docking Station (DS), a freeware entry in the Creatures series. If you don't care about features or compatibility and just want the game to run, this may help. It installs hard to find library versions and creates a set of folders for the game.
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full zstd
sudo dpkg --add-arch i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386 libgcc1:i386 zlib1g:i386 libncurses5:i386 libxi6:i386

dpkg --print-foreign-architectures shows i386 as expected, but running it gives me ./dstation-2020: line 216: ./lc2e: No such file or directory despite my distro being one of the supported ones in the list:

Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release:	20.04
Codename:	focal
    captureStdout = True;
    captureStderr = True;

to False instead

And now I get the error: Audio write: Resource temporarily unavailable

When I do pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload like I found online, the error temporarily disappears but sound still doesn't work

  • In retrospect the error just appears and disappears randomly and this might have nothing to do with it.

Also, I am just now noticing that whenever I am running lc2e, nothing else that uses sound works. Like videos won't even start playing til I close lc2e.

How was this so much easier in debian!