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Having problems running Frozen Bubble ?

If you are colourblind, we already have what you're looking for: please use the -cb commandline parameter, and bubbles will be printed with little geometrical symbols inside.

Fix your problems

Most of the problems you can encounter with Frozen-Bubble don't require contacting us directly, and actually we can't fix most of them.

First, please notice that we have developed this software on the Gnu/Linux platform. There are ports to other operating-systems, but we can't and don't want to support them. If you happen to be using Frozen-Bubble on FreeBSD, NetBSD, Windows or Mac OSX, please contact the authors of this "port" if you have trouble installing/running/whatever. Thank you.

Then, if you use Linux and installed a package provided by your distribution, you have to contact the guys of your distribution. We don't know the intrinsics of every Linux distributions and neither the patches they have applied to Frozen-Bubble when packaging.

Troubleshoot most common problems on Gnu/Linux

First, please notice that we are not a Gnu/Linux vendor, we are not Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Mandriva or Gentoo. So if you can't install it with apt-get, emerge, urpmi, yum or whatever, or if you managed to install it but it won't start or won't run properly, there are much higher chances this is a problem with your vendor, not with us. Try to think before contacting us: is your problem really with our software? or with how your vendor compiled/integrated it with the system?

Now, to ease your life, we provide links to common problems you may encounter.

  • ...cannot handle TLS data... message at startup: it seems this is related with buggy or badly installed nvidia drivers. Debian has a bugreport and a fix for this one.
  • Can't locate in @INC... message at startup: either you didn't install sdlperl, or you installed it at the wrong location. Check where the file "" was installed on your system and what is the @INC search path of perl (perl -e 'print join("\n", @INC)'), there are chances they don't match.
  • crash with a SIGILL when trying to start a new game: you're probably using buggy SDL-1.2.6 on an Intel processor; please update to SDL-1.2.7 or more recent.
  • Not a HASH reference at /usr/games/frozen-bubble line 310 message at startup: it seems that you're using an incompatible (too recent) version of perl-SDL on FB1. Either downgrade or apply this patch.

If you have more to add, you may want to contact us: graphic email address.