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My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.19 15:17:00 - [1]
 

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04
I also installed wine and winetricks

I downloaded and installed eve with no problems or errors.

I start up the program, and the initial Incursion window comes up, BUT, once the program comes up the screen goes black, then tries to load the login screen, but only loads the cloud background image...then that goes all pixelated...then screen goes black...then the cloud background shows up again...then the computer totally locks up...


any ideas?

Vrea Astare
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.19 16:04:00 - [2]
 

Did you grab...
winetricks vcrun2005
winetricks vcrun2008
winetricks corefonts

Also try running it "Emulated Virtual Desktop" under the graphics tab of your wine configuration.

I'm currently running it under Ubuntu 11.04 with an nVidia GeForce card.

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.19 16:53:00 - [3]
 

i did not get those, i will try that out.

I'm running an ATI card that came in my laptop. I've been having a horrible time finding the driver for it...the driver i downloaded says its not for my computer? idk, i found another driver im going to try

I have it set to run in an emulated window....but when i use the short cut on my desktop, it does not open in a window...

but when i navigate all the way to the eve.exe file, and run that, it does open in a window....

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.19 17:08:00 - [4]
 

after trying the fixes you suggested, eve will now not open at all. i open it in the emulated window, then get the error message that eve.exe has encountered a error and needs to close

Battleship Bob
Posted - 2011.05.19 20:05:00 - [5]
 

Did you install directx 9?

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.19 22:22:00 - [6]
 

I installed directx9, which i thought was already there but i installed it anyway.

Im back to where i started now...the incrsion start up screen comes up, but once the client starts, and it tries to take me to the log in screen, the screen goes black, refreshes a few times, and then i get the cloud background again and nothing else....the screen refreshes the whole time.

I can't do anything but turn the power off when this happens, i cant get out of it.

Gothikia
Regeneration
Posted - 2011.05.20 12:01:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Gothikia on 20/05/2011 12:01:09
Originally by: My Neutral Toon


I can't do anything but turn the power off when this happens, i cant get out of it.


1) CTRL+ALT+F3
2) Login Cool
3) killall wine
4) ps -e | grep wine
If its still running, run step 3 again. If it shows nothing then the kill was successful, then;
5) CTRL+ALT+F7 (takes you back to desktop)

Battleship Bob
Posted - 2011.05.20 13:11:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: My Neutral Toon
I installed directx9, which i thought was already there but i installed it anyway.

Im back to where i started now...the incrsion start up screen comes up, but once the client starts, and it tries to take me to the log in screen, the screen goes black, refreshes a few times, and then i get the cloud background again and nothing else....the screen refreshes the whole time.

I can't do anything but turn the power off when this happens, i cant get out of it.


try running it from terminal e.g.
$> wine eve.exe

this should show you any errors that occur.

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.20 13:37:00 - [9]
 

when i type 'wine eve.exe' in the terminal, i get:

wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\plugplay.exe"
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\eve.exe"


why would it look in the system32 file for the .exe file?

cargo2000
Minmatar
Nepenthe Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.21 17:33:00 - [10]
 

it was looking in the system dir by default, try giving it the actual path to the .exe, something like:

wine explorer /desktop=eve,1024x768 "C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE\eve.exe"

or

wine C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE\eve.exe

COMM4NDER
Amarr
Posted - 2011.05.22 00:08:00 - [11]
 

What you want is a script or a launcher that targets the right exe and not just wine eve.exe. What you want is something like this.

WINEPREFIX=~/.eve wine explorer /desktop=EVE-Online,1920x1080 ~/.eve/drive_c/Program\ Files/CCP/EVE/eve.exe

WINEPREFIX=~/folder = yes it is case sensitive, _YOU_ always want to have a specific wine folder for each wine game. To create a wine folder you do WINEPREFIX=~/.foldername winecfg (this will create a folder named .foldernamed and it will be in your home folder "hidden"

you don't need to reinstall the game when creating another wine prefix you can use the new prefix and go for the old prefix when linking the eve.exe

You need to use WINEPREFIX=~/.eve if you want winetricks to affect that folder. Remember to use it!

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.25 14:16:00 - [12]
 

thanks for the help guys, but none of this worked. Its still hanging up trying to load the login screen. I guess i will just not use EVE on my laptop, and have to stick to just my desktop

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2011.05.25 16:09:00 - [13]
 


Captain Muscles
Caldari
Vindictive Bastards
Posted - 2011.05.25 16:17:00 - [14]
 

Dunno what kind of laptop you have, but this was my experience trying to get Eve to run in Ubuntu 11.04 on mine (Dell Inspiron 1721.)

My problem was that, installing the Broadcom driver for my wireless card causes the graphics card to be unable to perform 3D acceleration. I searched high and low, but found no drivers or tweaks that could solve the issue. To utilize 3D acceleration, I have to disable the Broadcom driver, reboot, and play on an ethernet or phone-tether connection. From what I read, Linux driver support for older ATI cards was pretty limited anyway.

My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.26 19:05:00 - [15]
 

I'm not sure if i said this before, but i have no clue what drivers are installed for my video card, in linux or wine.

I've tried downloading the linux version and windows version (straight from the AMD website) and it says its not made for my computer.....idk

and when i run the 'additional drivers' tool in linux, the list is totally blank. Idk, i think im going to get rid of linux and go back to windows....i've had more problems trying to get things to work in linux than any other type of problem i ever had with windows....

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2011.05.27 11:53:00 - [16]
 

Rule of thumb has always been buy nVidia.


My Neutral Toon
Posted - 2011.05.27 13:41:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: My Neutral Toon on 27/05/2011 13:42:05
rule of thumb is....this laptop has an ATI card built into the mother board, and no expansion slots.....my last nvidia card i had was for my desktop, it fried itself, and i replaced it with an ATI card...

Solbright
Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2011.05.28 01:59:00 - [18]
 

That's not a rule of thumb. Maybe your rule of thumb was only to buy ATI. Sadly, that's a bad idea for Linux since ... forever ... no, prolly since shaders came onto the scene.

Maybe, one day, things will change.



 

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