This is of course, on my PowerBook G4. The reason for the change is I prefer the Desktop UI that Mate provides, and admittedly I already messed up the OS (A couple times each on lUbuntu and Mate, at this point). Once I discovered Mate had an actual, supported, much easier to find way to get the OS than lUbuntu, I was sold.

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So someone may wonder why I havn’t used any distro other than Ubuntu derivatives. The reason here, is both simple, and complicated: While other distro’s claim to support the PowerBook G4, I can get none of them to boot. Sometimes they show up with a penguin, most don’t. All of them, with Ubuntu et. al excluded, will try to boot for a split second, crash, and return me to the Option Menu (Powered by the firmware on this Mac, by the way) with graphics and text corrupted/garbled.

So, I am forced to stick with Ubuntu. (And Yes, I tried Arch.)

Onwards, to other topics!

I managed to compile OpenRCT2 for PowerPC Linux on October 22, 2015 at 4:28 PM EST. with the help of janisozaur on Gitter. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time this has been done.

The packages needed to do the compile are:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gdb git libjansson-dev cmake libsdl2-dev libsdl2-ttf-dev build-essential pkg-config libjansson-dev libspeex-dev libspeexdsp-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libcrypto++-dev

From there, simply follow the standard Linux Compile Guide.

Unfortunatly, the game does not run on PPC Linux yet – but we suspect it has to do with Endianess and the resource files.