Cant figure out how to open and play this file

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I downloaded a game from itch.io and its the linux version but i can not figure out how to open it. the game is helltaker and the file is helltaker_lnx.zip if anybody knows how to i would really appreciate it.

Aso i am on chromebook so not 100% sure if it works on here or not.
 


If you are on a linux machine run:
Code:
unzip helltaker_lnx.zip
and if your zip file has been compressed and packaged properly, it should uncompress the file into a bunch of files, or a usable executable, and, there may be a file with info to let you proceed. That's the usual outcome.

Edit:
Just had a look at decompressing the game, and it looks like the executable file to run the game is: helltaker_lnx.x86_64. There are no docs.

This file will need to be made executable on the filesystem with a command like:
Code:
chmod 775 helltaker_lnx.x86_64
and then run from its directory in place where it is with:
Code:
./helltaker_lnx.x86_64
and it runs. Very colourful.
 
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I dont know what i am doing wrong cause all i get is
chmod: cannot access 'helltaker_lnx.x86_64': No such file or directory
even tho i have the file and everything
 
Have you unzipped it first? once it has unzipped you should have 2 folders one sayingsomthing.zip [the original download,] and a second which is the executable one,
[there is always a chance you may have a corrupt download]
 
I dont know what i am doing wrong cause all i get is
chmod: cannot access 'helltaker_lnx.x86_64': No such file or directory
even tho i have the file and everything
The process should look like this:

1. The helltalker_lnx.zip file should be in a directory, in this case a directory of its own called c8. Here it is listed:
Code:
[flip@flop ~/c8]$ ls
helltaker_lnx.zip

2. unzip the directory and then list the files:
Code:
[flip@flop ~/c8]$ unzip helltaker_lnx.zip

[flip@flop ~/c8]$ ls -al
drwxr-xr-x 6 flip flip 4.0K Jun  1  2021 helltaker_lnx_Data
-rw-rw-r-- 1 flip flip  28M Oct  4  2019 helltaker_lnx.x86_64
-rw-r--r-- 1 flip flip  75M Jul  5 08:41 helltaker_lnx.zip
drwxr-xr-x 2 flip flip 4.0K Jun  1  2021 local
drwxr-xr-x 2 flip flip 4.0K Jun  1  2021 localHM

3. change permissions of helltaker_lnx.x86_64 and list it to show the new permissions, then run it:
Code:
[flip@flop ~/c8]$ chmod 755 helltaker_lnx.x86_64

[flip@flop ~/c8]$ ls -al  helltaker_lnx.x86_64
-rwxrwxr-x 1 flip flip  28M Oct  4  2019 helltaker_lnx.x86_64

[flip@flop ~/c8]$ ./helltaker_lnx.x86_64
 
I'll mention something that may have been overlooked by OP. You need to run these commands in the appropriate directory. If you just open the terminal, you're in your home directory. Odds are reasonably good that the file is in your Downloads directory. So, you'll need to change to the directory (or use full paths) for these commands to work properly.
 
How to with photos - Running Expirion Linux based on Debian
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Above is downloaded file - next we extract the contents by right clicking the file
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Now you see this
3.png

Now open the helltaker_lnx folder - you should see this
4.png

now right click the heltaker_lnx.x86_64 file and select "Properties"

5.png

now click on the Permissions tab and put a check mark in "Allow this file to run as a program"

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Now double click the heltaker_lnx.x86_64 file to open - you should now see this
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