Well, it appears as though version 1.2.4 does not work out of the box for Linux users running a 64bit kernel.
Upon running the new version I got this error:
...mule/data/lib/liblpsolve55j.so: ...mule/datalib/liblpsolve55j.so: wrong ELF class ELFCLASS32 (Possible cause: architecture word width mismatch)
liblpsolve is most likely the product of the new AI system introduced in this version. 64bit Linux users were fortunate that the developers used a very 32/64 bit friendly cross platform game engine to remake this game. However, they overlooked such when they packaged the lpsolve library, only including a Linux 32bit binary.
I believe I have gotten it to work, requiring an additional download and some file deletion/replacement.
First, download the liblpsolve55 java package:http://sourceforge.net/projects/lpsolve/files/lpsolve/126.96.36.199/lp_solve_188.8.131.52_java.zip/download
Extract it and navigate to the lp_solve_5.5_java/lib/ux64
directory. Copy the liblpsolve55j.so
file and put it into your copy of planetmule under the mule/data/lib
directory. In doing this, you will be replacing the file of the same name which is a 32bit version Java lpsolve library.
Next make sure you have lp-solve installed on your computer. I run Kubuntu and it was already installed for me at one point, but you should be able to issue a sudo apt-get install lp-solve
to download/install it (assuming you are running Ubuntu or some Debian derivative with lp-solve available in its repositories).
Regardless of which Linux distribution, if you don't know where it is installed, perform a locate lp_solve
to find where your native binary is located.
Lastly, go to the mule/data/lib
directory and delete the liblpsolve55.so
file. This file is the main 32bit lpsolve library that is packaged with planetmule. Simply create a link to your appropriately installed version of lpsolve (the one found from the locate command before) in this directory, easily done by ln -s /usr/lib/lp_solve/liblpsolve55.so .
The cross platform game engine the developers used made the appropriate 32/64 bit linking at runtime, however, it doesn't look as though lpsolve is as sophisticated. Either you manually make sure you are using the correct lpsolve files, as directed above, or wait for the developers to either package two versions of Linux planetmule or what I think would be better, utilize the runtime upgrade system to download the appropriate files for you.