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Basslet
Posted - 2010.05.09 07:48:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Basslet on 09/05/2010 07:50:20
Edited by: Basslet on 09/05/2010 07:49:12
After combing through various links and forum posts, I came up with this guide to get some friends up and running with EVE on Linux. They were coming from zero experience and managed to get everything working with no problems. This has worked like a charm on multiple systems!

Initial Setup:
-Install Ubuntu on your system of choice and login.
-Before touching anything, download the system updates and restricted drivers. Both of these will pop up automatically within a couple minutes of being online. Do not install the updates and the restricted drivers at the same time or you may get an error.
-*Optional* To make your life easier, click on the main Applications menu and open Ubuntu Software Center. In the Search box, type in restricted, then install the Ubuntu Restricted Extras. This will install Flash, Java, and come media codecs to make your life easier.
-Reboot once everything is done installing.

Wine Installation:
[steps from http://www.winehq.org/download/deb]
-Click the System menu -> Administration -> Software Sources.
-Click on the Other Sources tab and click Add. Type in ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa then click Add Source -> Close -> Reload.
-Click this link to install Wine apt://wine. Alternatively you can use the Ubuntu Software Center or apt-get.

Configure Wine:
-Click Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal
-In the Terminal window type in this winetricks corefonts vcrun2005sp1 -> press ENTER. This will install fonts the game needs and the Visual C++ files needed to update the game later.
-When that is complete, type in winecfg and press ENTER to open the Wine configuration application
-Click on the Graphics tab -> enable Emulate Virtual Desktop.
-Set the resolution to a resolution smaller than your monitor resolution. This will make sure you can see the entire window when it opens. You can adjust this later.
-Click on the Audio tab -> wait a few seconds for a pop up to inform your that an audio driver has been selected -> click OK.
-Click Test Sound (make sure you here something) -> click OK to close the window.

Download + Install Wine:
-Download the EVE Offline Installer from http://www.eveonline.com/download/?fallback=1&
-When the download is complete, right click on the .EXE and choose Open with Wine. If you closed your web browser download window, you can find the .EXE by clicking on the Places menu -> Downloads.
-The setup will launch, click Next -> I Agree -> Install.
-When setup is complete, remove the check from Run EVE Online -> click Finish.

Rename the Jukebox folder to fix the audio crash before it happens:
-Click Applications menu -> Wine -> Browse C: Drive.
-Browse to Program Files\CCP\EVE\res\audio
-Right click on the Jukebox folder -> Rename -> type in a new name

Play EVE:
-Click Applications -> Wine -> Programs -> EVE -> Play EVE. Also you can right click on the Play EVE icon and add it to the Launcher or Desktop if you wish
-Enjoy!

DyingBreed
Posted - 2010.07.23 04:05:00 - [2]
 

Ive tried your guide and many others but keep ending up with the same issue. When I go to open the .exe it goes through the entire process then has an error. It says Error 1 Unable to Elevate. Can anyone help on this?

Lothros Andastar
Gallente
Posted - 2010.07.23 04:16:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Lothros Andastar on 23/07/2010 04:23:38
Edited by: Lothros Andastar on 23/07/2010 04:21:02
Originally by: DyingBreed
Ive tried your guide and many others but keep ending up with the same issue. When I go to open the .exe it goes through the entire process then has an error. It says Error 1 Unable to Elevate. Can anyone help on this?
Google is your friend!

First result for Error 1 Unable to Elevate
http://www.eve-search.com/thread/1109365

You need to use winetricks (Run it without any flags for a dialogue) or winecfg to change your windows mode to XP.

@Basslet: Excellent guide. If I may make a few suggestions however.

Firstly, mention that you need to go to whatever Graphics card you have makers website and get the Drivers from there, not the repositories, as the Repos tend to lag drastically behind latest releases (not to mention the open source drivers for Linux are utter ****).

The second one is to add winxp to the winetricks flags, just to be on the safe side, since Eve needs XP mode to work.

Thirdly, you need to mention that a common cause of crashes is Eve Voice. Some have it crash, some don't (it does for me 110% of the time). As such, I suggest recommending that you disable Eve Voice via Esc -> Audio once you login for the first time but BEFORE you choose a character. YARRRR!!

Finally, Ubuntu's Repos Lag so far behind when it comes to wine it isn't even funny anymore. The latest version in their repos is 1.42, which is is as ancient as Dinosaur piddle. The current version is 1.2 (Stable). I would recommend that people go and get the latest version from the WineHQ website and, if they must, compile it themselves (it's **** easy on ubuntu anyway :P).

Dee Esgee
Posted - 2010.08.10 18:09:00 - [4]
 

Thanks. Awesome guide.

Konstantinos Dragasis
Posted - 2010.08.16 22:09:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Konstantinos Dragasis on 17/08/2010 11:49:37
Hi,

I followed your guide to the letter.

But I got some error message when installing winetricks corefonts. ( arial32.exe sha1sum does not match or something like that )

So I went to the directory deleted the file and repeated the procedure it worked and I installed Eve, but now I cant scroll down to the end of the text because there is no text.

I had the same problem before when I was running Ubuntu 8.04 some years ago but I was able to fix it after installing the corefonts back then.

But now corefonts are already installed what now?

Update:
I also tried everything from this Topic and it was no help

Arrise
Posted - 2010.08.17 06:38:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Arrise on 17/08/2010 06:56:24

Using Ubuntu, I am having a similar issue:

When I try to install winetricks corefonts, I get the following error message:

sha1sum mismatch! Rename /home/<my station name>/.winetrickscache/./arial32.exe and try again.

I know more about black holes than I do Linux (and I know absolutely nothing about black holes), so I am leery about playing around in the OS without some guidance. I have tried googling the error message, but what I get is link after link of people using English words, but actually speaking some other language.

Previous to finding this link, I've been trying to configure Wine to work with Eve, but for some reason it would only show the splash screen for the game, then drop everything out and leave me with a blue desktop that is absolutely unresponsive and I have to force quit. I found this link and followed everything that I could, but now the splash screen and winetricks issue are driving me to pull out my hair.

Hopefully someone can help out with my error.

@Basslet - kudos to you for writing this geared towards people who don't know jack about Linux. It is much appreciated from someone trying to free myself from another OS.

*update: winetricks vc2005sp1 worked like a charm, but I went through the GUI that pops up by simply typing wintricks at the terminal. However, corefonts still doesn't work, so I don't know if this is something to do with winetricks iteslf.

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2010.08.17 15:20:00 - [7]
 

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10 then it rather consistently triggers an Eve bug where Eve zombies after the splash screen. There is a decent fix for this but it's a good idea to just upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4 instead.


Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2010.08.17 15:25:00 - [8]
 

Regarding the fonts issue. I'd go a looking in [WINDOZE]\fonts\*. If you don't find a copy of arial.ttf in there then put a copy in by hand.


Konstantinos Dragasis
Posted - 2010.08.17 23:44:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Konstantinos Dragasis on 17/08/2010 23:44:49
Originally by: Solbright
Regarding the fonts issue. I'd go a looking in [WINDOZE]\fonts\*. If you don't find a copy of arial.ttf in there then put a copy in by hand.




like I said, there is a arial.ttf I checked it several times tried to install it with corefonts, which didn't work the first time. second installation worked like a charm and the file is in the font folder which (from memory, but I think that correct) is located under: [username]/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts/arial.ttf

is there any other advise except installing the font to the fonts folder? because I would really like to use it under Ubuntu 10.4! but if eve doesn't run there I'd have to install a windows, which I'd do rather not!!!

but thanks evey one so far

Arrise
Posted - 2010.08.18 01:12:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Arrise on 18/08/2010 01:54:52

Originally by: Solbright
If you are using Ubuntu 9.10 then it rather consistently triggers an Eve bug where Eve zombies after the splash screen. There is a decent fix for this but it's a good idea to just upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4 instead.




Ahh, my fault that I didn't report the version Ubuntu. I am using 10.04
I did a search for arial.ttf in my build and got nothing. I also searched for any file with arial in the name and found nothing. I don't know how to mount my Windows partition, so I can't search for the fonts, etc. on that drive (I did it once a long time ago but wound up really screwed up everything on my computer afterwards). I think I am going to boot my other OS and search for the fonts there, they try to copy them over to my Linux partition and see what happens.

*update: I managed to mount my Windows partition and found the arial.ttf font. Placed it in the Linux partition where you mentioned it is supposed to be and nothing. Eve still shows splash screen, drops the splash and locks up Wine. Can't get it to close unless I forcequit the window.

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2010.08.20 16:30:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Solbright on 20/08/2010 16:30:56
You do need a functioning OpenGL driver. Basslet quickly brushed over that part as "restricted drivers".


Oritar
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2010.08.22 17:01:00 - [12]
 

works 100% Smile

Arrise
Posted - 2010.08.23 03:32:00 - [13]
 

As of tonight, I have managed to get the corefonts to work. I have gone through each step of the procedure multiple times to make sure each step has been completed/correctly configured and still reach the point where I see the splash screen for the game, then nothing but a blue screen which is my Wine desktop. No game, no text, no logon screen, nothing. The only way to get the wine screen to go away at that point is to forcequit and then wine won't work unless I either log out or restart my machine. I no longer get any error messages and have run repair through Wine successfully to make sure that all files for Eve are up to date. Any ideas?

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2010.08.23 14:20:00 - [14]
 

That was directed at you Arrise. What OpenGL driver do you have? glxinfo gives details.


Jephir
Minmatar
East Caldari Trade Federation
The Jagged Alliance
Posted - 2010.08.26 15:34:00 - [15]
 

Works on Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit perfectly. Thank you!

Redart Yenom
Posted - 2010.09.03 11:42:00 - [16]
 

Even with the latest patch this guide still works like a champ on my i7 core laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 with an Nvidia 330m 1gb GFX chip and the latest drivers. Anyone having sound issues with this type of setup remember to use software mixer not hardware in Wine, Ubuntu's ALSA sound is running through the Pulse mixer before it gets to your ears...

GoldenRaven
Amarr
Posted - 2010.09.09 11:25:00 - [17]
 

I found a workaround for this i was using PlayOnLinux and the general font directory it wasn't the same with the font directory of eve,which was empty. So you should find the two folders and copy the fonts from the primary to eve fonts folder. For it shoes like for every program had it's own Program files ,Windows , etc


Originally by: Konstantinos Dragasis
Edited by: Konstantinos Dragasis on 17/08/2010 11:49:37
Hi,

I followed your guide to the letter.

But I got some error message when installing winetricks corefonts. ( arial32.exe sha1sum does not match or something like that )

So I went to the directory deleted the file and repeated the procedure it worked and I installed Eve, but now I cant scroll down to the end of the text because there is no text.

I had the same problem before when I was running Ubuntu 8.04 some years ago but I was able to fix it after installing the corefonts back then.

But now corefonts are already installed what now?

Update:
I also tried everything from this Topic and it was no help




S'Rau
Posted - 2010.09.13 21:41:00 - [18]
 

Worked like a charm for me, thank you ! Very Happy
Game isn't working perfectly tho : few minors bugs and most importantly game is crashing when jumping in a system or docking into a station (but not when undocking Shocked).

Reaver Glitterstim
Legio Geminatus
Posted - 2010.09.16 19:21:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Reaver Glitterstim on 16/09/2010 22:43:11
I went through all of these steps, though not all in the same order as listed. Corefonts allowed me to get past the EULA. Turning sound off allowed me to get into the game. I wasn't able to change any settings while in-game or it would crash. I installed the Ubuntu Restricted Extras, and it allowed me to hear sound when I did the Wine.cfg sound test. However, I was still unable to get in-game sound because every time I try to turn sound back on, Eve crashes and I have to restart the computer. I successfully viewed a planet in planet mode from the science and industry tab, and made changes to my existing base; however the game crashed when I left the planet. I re-entered the game and left the station I was in, and it seemed to work fine except that it didn't load any graphics and gave me a blank screen. The cursor appeared to be correctly changing appearance over interactive objects on the screen, however I wasn't skilled enough to re-dock with the station under the given circumstances, so I restarted the computer again because I couldn't exit the game. (so far, I've never exited the game on Ubuntu, I don't know if it even works because it always manages to bug up before I try to exit)

Lastly, I updated my graphics driver from ATI's website, chose the most up-to-date linux version, and successfully installed it. Now firefox windows scroll slowly and choppy, and when I try to run Eve, all that happens is it opens the Wine virtual desktop and shows the Eve splash for a few seconds, then quits and returns me to the Ubuntu desktop.


Update: I removed the FGLRX driver and it didn't change the function of the game. I tried to reinstall it and it failed and gave an error report. I tried to fix it through update manager and it failed and gave a report that I cannot copy because there is no right-click menu when I select it and I don't know the copy command for Linux. It's long and I'm not going to type it out, but it mentions stuff about the ATI driver not being installed, being partially installed, or being an old version; and it tells me how to force uninstallation by guessing where the drivers are, which is not recommended; then it follows with a paragraph of computer talk that I don't understand--it mentions a lot of errors, mostly repeating something about a processing error.

Vallek Arkonnis
Posted - 2010.09.17 14:53:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Vallek Arkonnis on 17/09/2010 15:07:04
I've been having sound issues as well. Just did a clean install of 10.04, got the restricted extras, nvidia drivers, and latest wine all set up. IF one of my toons can finish loading into station, only seconds later Eve freezes and the sound loops. Turning off the sound seems to fix it.

I remember a compatibility issue a while back when running wine under 64 bit with pulseaudio, something like the libasound_pcm_pulse.so in /usr/lib32/alsa-lib wouldn't work, so you had to copy over the 32 bit version from the libasound2-plugins package to get it working. Tried that, no change.

I'm also having an issue with winetricks installing vcrun2005sp1, it wants me to install the vcrun2005 trial first (3.3gb!), never had that issue before. I think I'm gonna try wine 1.2, what I had before installing 10.04.

Edit: Downgrading to wine 1.2 didn't work either.

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2010.09.17 15:09:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Vallek Arkonnis
... finish loading into station, only seconds later Eve freezes and the sound loops. Turning off the sound seems to fix it.

Rename or delete the eve/res/audio/jukebox directory.


Schani Kratnorr
x13
Raiden.
Posted - 2010.09.19 16:20:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Schani Kratnorr on 19/09/2010 16:20:23
Can confirm this guide works for:

WinXP home OEM installation. Used the WUBI windows installer to set up ubuntu 10.04.1 and followed the guide from there.

system: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.4 GHz, 2BG Ram. AGP Nvidia 7600 GT, 256 MB. 2 x Acer V223HQ (VGA) @ 1920 x 1080.

Problems I ran into:
- Forgot to enable the downloaded nVidia driver. *click*
- Corrupted downloads using firefox. Used wget instead.

Xeross155
Minmatar
NED-Clan
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.09.25 16:14:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Xeross155 on 25/09/2010 16:34:14
Edited by: Xeross155 on 25/09/2010 16:23:55
I'm trying to run it in windowed mode, but selecting it in the client crashes the client, and using the wine desktop thing doesn't work at all, just maximizes and tiles the eve splash.

Also the game seems to get stuck at Entering Station: Done, I have moved the Jukebox folder so that can't be it right ?
Edit: Also unchecked audio but still my entire Ubuntu installation crashes :/

Cave Lord
Posted - 2010.09.29 00:03:00 - [24]
 

This tutorial worked flawlessly for me. Thanks!
My rig:
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (non overclocked)
RAM: 8GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Graphics Driver: (Proprietary) NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Cersion current) [recommended], (No tweaks were made to driver)
OS: Ubuntu 10.04.1, all updates installed. As of the date of this post.
Software: Wine installed exactly as instructed on this tutorial as well as winetricks. However, "winetricks" was an unrecognized command unless I typed in "sh winetricks (software package)". This was new to me, but it worked nonetheless.
EVE: Running at 800x600 (Monitor is 1024x768), FPS averages around 80fps.


There are a couple of bugs still:
- Flash does not work in the in-game browser. I tried manually installing flash for IE and alternative broswers for windows. IE flash wouldn't even install unless the installer was set to Windows 7 in wine. Still no luck. Although videos show up as a big black box instead of an empty space.
- ssl does not work in the in-game broswer (no eve-gate, no browsing bank websites!)

What works:
- Station
- space
- Compiz cube rotate (siiiiick), no drop in FPS.
- Audio (warping/aura/etc)
- stargate jumping
- all textures and transparencies seem to work, even the stargate "wormhole" effect. Item icons are all there, absolutely *nothing* looks out of the norm. Planets look beautiful :) Cloaking works perfectly too.
- All graphics settings on high with 24-bit color, 800x600


What has not been tested:
(random)
- market transactions
- eve voice
- fighting/mining/misc. EVE activities.
- extended use (aka the test of time)
(Graphics)
- HDR
- Resource cache
- different color depths
- bloom


I'll try to continue testing how well this tutorial and EVE works. Thanks again!

Sha'Uri Dark
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.10.11 01:28:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Sha''Uri Dark on 11/10/2010 01:32:43
I just followed this guide on a clean install of 10.10 and everything worked flawlessly.

EDIT:
XPS 1530
T9500 2.6 Ghz Core2 Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvida 8600M GT
Ubuntu 10.10

Cave Lord
Posted - 2010.10.12 20:37:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Cave Lord on 12/10/2010 20:39:10
Tested this setup guide on a fresh install of 10.10... works *almost* flawlessly:

Manufacturer: Dell XPS 9000
OS: Ubuntu 10.10 x64
GPU: ATI 5800 series

What isn't working:
- Stars are missing from map. (Everything in the map works, but can't see the stars)
- Whenever the cursor changes from the default cursor, I get a white box around my cursor.

Otherwise, Seems to work as well as my above mentioned computer. Also, I had no trouble updating to the optional 1.1 patch.

Side Note: I created an entry for the EVE.exe so that my defaults could be changed and not effect EVE.

Jal Ceres
Posted - 2010.11.10 17:02:00 - [27]
 

Update. I just updated my system to Ubuntu 10.10 running Wine 1.2.1 and this guide worked well but I had to do one thing different.

The original guide says
Quote:
-In the Terminal window type in this winetricks corefonts vcrun2005sp1 -> press ENTER. This will install fonts the game needs and the Visual C++ files needed to update the game later.


I could not get this to work. Instead I had to ...

wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks


Then do a

./winetricks corefonts

I got the info from this site here.

I hope this helps anyone else getting this to run on Ubuntu 10.10

Miska Broz
Posted - 2010.12.14 06:49:00 - [28]
 

Thanks, this is the last problem I needed to fix before i parted ways with M$.

Judas Yanakov
Caldari
SWARTA
Mostly Clueless
Posted - 2010.12.28 04:41:00 - [29]
 

Hey all,

Ubuntu 10.04, Dell Vostro 1000.

Followed this guide to the letter, but getting this error when I boot up the client:


wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000004 at address 0xf6fbbef6 (thread 001c), starting debugger...


Any clues? I know its not particularly helpful information, but its all I got on the command line...

Judas Yanakov
Caldari
SWARTA
Mostly Clueless
Posted - 2010.12.28 04:55:00 - [30]
 

Further analysis:

someguy@hiscomp:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Segmentation fault

Does not bode well. Thoughts?


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