running LOVE games in Ubuntu

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ac3raven
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running LOVE games in Ubuntu

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the LOVE documentation is absolutely no help to me with this.

According to the documentation, I can drag my main.lua file onto the executable and it'll load the game. It's doesn't work like that in Ubuntu. So how do I do this?
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dragging main.lua....? no: file.love

do you know what a console/terminal/command-line is?

love .

if the main.lua is in the folder

love file.love

if there is a file.love
lg.newImage("cat.png") -- made possible by lg = love.graphics
-- Don't force fullscreen (it frustrates those who want to try your game real quick) -- Develop for 1280x720 (so people can make HD videos)
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Re: running LOVE games in Ubuntu

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yes, I know what a terminal is. I've been using linux for over a year now, mostly ubuntu and fedora. That's not the problem.

now, could you explain what I need to do in coherent sentences?
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open term
goto the folder where your .love file is
type in love name.love

OR

open term
goto the folder where your project's main.lua script is
type in love .
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I had the same problem. You need to tell love to open the folder (not the file) of your project. I do it this way
1. Open terminal
2. Type "love "
3. Drag my project folder onto the terminal
4. Press "Enter" on my keyboard!
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Re: running LOVE games in Ubuntu

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okay, I think I got it. Now I need to start learning lua. ;)
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A post I made about assigning the filetype to love: http://love2d.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=530
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Re: running LOVE games in Ubuntu

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ac3raven wrote:the LOVE documentation is absolutely no help to me with this.
Sorry, should probably fix that.
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