Edited by: Sevarus James on 09/03/2011 02:28:03
2)Use wine tricks to install the following:
winetricks vcrun2005 vcrun2008 corefonts d3dx9
While you CAN do the winetricks stuff...
You do NOT need d3dx9. The vcrun2005/08 are ONLY needed for the abysmal eve patches. Even this issue can be fixed without installing more "MS" stuff by simply downloading the "full patch" rather than using the in-game patcher.
arial.ttf is the ONLY "problem child" for EVE and wine, and copying that font file to the c:/windows/fonts folder fixes font issues. (having tested this with a stock ubuntu 10.10 'clean' install.)
A vanilla wine binary install via ubuntu will run Eve with NONE of winetricks stuff save for the mentioned arial.ttf file.
(This is referring to an Nvidia card rig with current nvidia binary drivers.)
Remember, the more you mod a wine install, the less "valid" any bug reports will be if things go south with wine.
Oh and for nvidia GTX users, the following SHOULD be added to the user.reg file:
"VideoMemorySize"="xxx" <<<<<<<replace the "x"s with the memory size of the video card.
These changes will improve fps and allow for shadows/hdr and the like to be used.
Also in the ingame "escape key" menu under graphics, changing the "interval" setting to immediate will turn of EVE's vsync which will also improve frame rate.