Build failed Space Trader


I am a f-droid fan user and I was playing Space Trader. It is a awesome game (it remembers me to oldies times of Dopewars in command line).

Well, the main repository game is death. But I want to do some changes to add a spanish translation.

And I have been trying to build the game but it failed with the next output:

$ gradle .
Starting a Gradle Daemon (subsequent builds will be faster)

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* Where:
Build file '/tmp/src/app/build.gradle' line: 1

* What went wrong:
A problem occurred evaluating project ':app'.
> Failed to apply plugin [id '']
   > Gradle version 2.2 is required. Current version is 5.2. If using the gradle wrapper, try editing the distributionUrl in /tmp/src/gradle/wrapper/ to

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How do you build this game?


Repo link? . . . . … . . . .

It looks like the gradle version installed on your system is 5.2, but the project you are trying to compile requires 2.2. You should try using the wrapper instead; gradlew should download the version you need. …but supposing it doesn’t, there is a line in that error message hinting how to fix it :wink:

$ git remote -v
origin (fetch)
origin (push)

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