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Salem Closed Beta Key Giveaway

Salem Closed Beta Key Giveaway and Paradox Interactive are pleased to present users with an invite to Salem closed Beta test. To get your beta code key you just need to click on the button Here. Don’t miss out on this offer!

Salem is a 3D free-to-play sandbox MMORPG with core permadeath rules and open PvP combat.

How to get and use your Key:

1. Log in to your MMOBomb account to get your key. If you don’t have one, register for free HERE.
2. Copy and paste your key to a safe place as you may not be able to retrieve it once closing your browser.
3. Go Here to register the beta key and create an account.
4. Download the Salem client here
5. Launch the client and enter your account details, then you’re ready to play!
6. A “how to play” user-guide in several chapters has been created for those wanting to speed up their learning curve can be found at this location Link
6. Make sure you never miss a giveaway, follow our updates via Facebook, Twitter!
7. Have Fun!

Salem First Impressions Video:

How to get it working in Linux:

The download file itself is a JNLP file. In other words, you have to use a Java Web Start launcher to run it, javaws.
Does this make it any easier to run in Linux? Nope. For what ever reason I had one seriously interesting way of getting the game working in Linux Mint 13.

First off, I tried to make sure that I had “javaws” installed. According to the “whereis” output in a terminal, I did (/usr/bin/javaws).

$ javaws salem.jnlp
The program ‘javaws’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx

Confirming in Synaptic, everything is installed. Alas this proved somewhat of interesting challenge, apparently javaws is not an executable file.

Looking at my “whereis” output you will notice BlocksThatMatter and the path to the executable javaws. 🙂

$ whereis javaws
javaws: /usr/bin/javaws /usr/bin/X11/javaws /opt/BlocksThatMatter/bin/javaws /usr/share/man/man1/javaws.1.gz

Okay, why not, give it a go.

/opt/BlocksThatMatter/bin/javaws salem.jnlp

VOILA!!! Installer window popped up and Salem works!!

If you have further suggestions or a work-around for the file execution process, by all means drop a note in the comments. I would be happy to post it and credit your support.


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