Hi kaputtnik and thankyou..
The (very old) video card is:
Mobile Intel® 945GM
And as far as I'm aware the acer aspire 5630 is not one of the Aspire's that can take an upgrade, so unless some cash falls into my hands to buy a nice new Lenovo (Lenovo actually supports linux by supplying drivers) I'm pretty much stuck with what I have..
I'm not certain external links are appreciated on this forum but I'll chance it.. Below is a link to the specks sheet, funnily enough it supports 64bit. Lol.
A little about me, hence my choice of distro (Ubuntu based)..
After 8bit zx48 and c64, my 1st 'real' computer was the amiga1200, so I'm comfortable with she'll and the likes, but still worked with a smart desktop, thanks to opus5 & Magellan. That computer died, due to mis management and further undermined by ms, who wanted multitasking..
I couldn't afford apple, so rebuilt a pc from reclamation and a few quid of my own. Linux was pretty niche back then an awfull lot of bash for your buck and I was new to bash and never quite got it, staying with Windoze.
Then linux became more graphical and was an option away from ms. I tried a few, including puppy, but rested with mint 17.3. It used to be my 2nd os to ms, but now mint boots first and I'm happy... Learnt some bash too and still learning..
So that's my story.. I did have widelands from the software repository, but on the tower, upgraded with the terminal and the ppa. I reinstalled the laptop after a hdd change and installed widelands via terminal. Now all I get if I start from desktop is a flash of a window and from the terminal, as you see above..
I did go the the link provided above and chose the earliest version. I'm not on the laptop right now, so can't be exact, still, if I run the earliest version, I'm getting "segmentation fault". I'll keep playing when I can to try get it working, cause I love this little game.. I remember settlers and settlers II with pride..