Salvation Prophecy is a space epic. Four warring factions battle over control of the known galaxy. Space stations and planet colonies endure constant assault. You begin your journey as a soldier recruit. Through intense planet and space battle, your combat skills will be put to a grim test. Success is rewarded with powerful skills, combat gear, and ship upgrades, and you may rise in rank to become commander of your faction. Lurking in the dark recesses of the universe is a threat foreseen by an apocalyptic prophecy. A danger far greater than mankind's endless battles. The pursuit of the prophecy leads through distant alien worlds with deadly creatures and untold secrets. A chance for redemption, if only we find our way through that dark hour.

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16 comments by JabberwockyX on May 6th, 2013

Salvation Prophecy on Ubuntu
Salvation Prophecy running on Ubuntu

The native linux port of Salvation Prophecy has been released on Desura.

Lots of care was taken to support a full linux experience:

  • Robust full-screen functionality
  • Support for mouse & keyboard, joysticks, and gamepads
  • Testing on multiple distributions, on both NVidia and AMD cards
  • English and French (new!) language language settings

In other news - .Underdog Reviews has created a video review for Salvation Prophecy, included below. This video gives a good overview of the gameplay and features of Salvation Prophecy, which includes both space and planetary combat.

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jones.herbert May 8 2013, 6:35pm says:

Looks like a shared lib is missing. I get this when trying to run on a 64 bit Linux.

./SalvationProphecy: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

From ldd, that appears to be the only library missing.

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JabberwockyX Creator
JabberwockyX May 8 2013, 6:40pm replied:

Hiya Jones -
Sorry you ran into a problem, let's get it worked out.
A couple questions:
1. Did you install ia32-libs?
2. What distro?
We should be able to get a missing lib problem solved pretty quick, if you don't mind going through a bit of support with me. Once we figure it out, I'll be sure to update the installer for other users.

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jones.herbert May 8 2013, 7:25pm replied:

It's Gentoo 64bit. I've got multilib enabled. I just realized that I could try unmasking ~x86 for libjasper in /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords and rebuild. I tried it and it worked! (I really wish that was in the Gentoo 64bit FAQ). So looks like there's no need to include another shared lib for Gentoo after all.


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JabberwockyX May 8 2013, 7:29pm replied:

Ahh cool, thanks for posting back with the solution. I'm glad everything is running smoothly! You're the first gentoo 64-bit Salvation Prophecy player I'm aware of. :)

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wurmphlegm May 8 2013, 3:59pm says:

Congrats on your Desura Linux release Jabber :)


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JabberwockyX Creator
JabberwockyX May 8 2013, 6:36pm replied:

Thanks Chuck,
Your linux playtesting help was huge. I really appreciate it!

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makson96 May 8 2013, 1:34pm says:

I just bought the game on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 using Desurium.
When I try to run a game, I got following error:
the path to game executable is:
/home/makson/.desura/ games/salvation-prophecy/build/release /SalvationProphecy

(need to add spaces because desura do not accept to long words)

If I double click executable, the game works fine. Great game, by the way. Marked as 10/10.

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jeannekamikaze May 9 2013, 3:55pm replied:

Same issue here, 32 bit Ubuntu 13.10. The game works just fine outside of Desura.

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JabberwockyX Creator
JabberwockyX May 8 2013, 2:58pm replied:

Thanks makson96! This issue (and the solution) has already been reported in the support forums on the Salvation Prophecy website, but great to have it here as well. I'm actively working on getting this fixed asap.
Appreciate the vote. It's great to see the game out there in linux land. :)

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JabberwockyX Creator
JabberwockyX May 8 2013, 10:22pm replied:

This has been fixed. A fresh install of the game will resolve the issue. Thanks for the report.

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makson96 May 9 2013, 5:05am replied:

Great! I will try it out today.

One can see that you put a lot of heart in the game and it is very enjoyable.
The buying of your game get even higher priority to me then new Humble Bundle.

I hope that you will be able to continue game developing, this time with higher budget.

Best regards,

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JabberwockyX Creator
JabberwockyX May 9 2013, 4:22pm replied:

Wow, I beat the HiB! That's super cool. :)

I'm really glad you're enjoying the game. Thanks for dropping by to say so. For sure, games like Salvation Prophecy would benefit greatly from having a much larger budget and team than I had. But us little scrappy indies gotta start somewhere. ;)

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