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Dhaul
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2010.02.15 22:52:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Dhaul on 16/02/2010 00:13:45
I just re-activated my account after about a year of inactivity. I played on Windows before, but during my inactive time I've switched entirely to Linux. Back when I last played there was an official Linux version but I see that has been discontinued. It seems to work fine in Wine, however (I spun up a trial account to mess around before re-activating). I had some problems with the 1.1.38 version of wine but downgrading to .37 fixed them.

I was curious how many other people play EVE on Linux, and what kind of issues they run into? I've noticed the jukebox doesn't work (not that I care), and I've heard EVE Voice doesn't work (again, don't care). How often does a Wine/EVE update make the game unplayable for you? The last thing I want is to get absorbed into the game and have an expansion released that breaks Linux compatibility.

Also, this isn't a Linux specific question, but what's the most common third-party VOIP software for EVE? The last corp I was in used teamspeak. I ask because Ventrilo doesn't have an official Linux version, but TeamSpeak and a couple others do.

EDIT: I just realized I typo'd "play" as "plan", which totally changes the meaning of this topic

Lork Niffle
Gallente
External Hard Drive
Posted - 2010.02.15 23:09:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Dhaul
I've noticed the jukebox doesn't work (


It doesn't work too well on Windows anyway.

Percy Soars
Posted - 2010.02.15 23:15:00 - [3]
 

Linux... ah in before Jim McGregor

LuckyQuarter
Gallente
Lucky Galactic Expeditions
Posted - 2010.02.15 23:43:00 - [4]
 

Well, one alternative to wine is VMware Workstation running a Windows 7 Virtual Machine, and Eve actually plays fine there. I have a 2500x1600 display with vmware running in a window and eve playing full screen within that. Haven't tried voice. Yeah, it would be nice for CCP to have a linux native port - but I'll settle for their doing what they can to ensure eve plays as close to native speed as possible within virtualized windows.

Dhaul
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2010.02.16 00:06:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: LuckyQuarter
Well, one alternative to wine is VMware Workstation running a Windows 7 Virtual Machine, and Eve actually plays fine there. I have a 2500x1600 display with vmware running in a window and eve playing full screen within that. Haven't tried voice. Yeah, it would be nice for CCP to have a linux native port - but I'll settle for their doing what they can to ensure eve plays as close to native speed as possible within virtualized windows.


Well unfortunately my system is a little too underpowered to run both EVE and a virtual OS. As it is I have to disable compiz just to get smooth EVE performance lol (EVE averages like 90% CPU usage for me, compiz averages like 10%, doesn't leave much wiggle room).

yfz3r0
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.02.16 00:36:00 - [6]
 

If you look closer to the bottom of the forums, you should be able to see the Linux sub-forum Wink

Magnus Nordir
Caldari
Nordir Industries
Posted - 2010.02.16 02:36:00 - [7]
 

Basically, if you've got a wine setup that works for you, stick to it, and don't upgrade wine (or your graphics drivers or kernel) until there's a major distro upgrade that's been confirmed to actually work. Wine upgrades breaking stuff are rare. Kernel and graphics drivers mess stuff up regularly.

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.02.16 08:37:00 - [8]
 

Slackware Linux Howto for eve + ventrilo.

Unfortunately if you run ubuntu you may have a hard time, or ATI.

Also there is a program called mangler that is a client that connects to ventrilo servers. Found it in the linux forums.

Running dual clients right now on that setup, hope it helps.

Azgur
Posted - 2010.02.16 08:52:00 - [9]
 

I personally found running Windows to run Windows applications works really well.

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.02.16 08:56:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Azgur
I personally found running Windows to run Windows applications works really well.

especially trojan.dll, keylogger.exe,and ccextractor 2.0.

Callista Sincera
Amarr
Hedion University
Posted - 2010.02.16 10:33:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Cipher Jones
Originally by: Azgur
I personally found running Windows to run Windows applications works really well.

especially trojan.dll, keylogger.exe,and ccextractor 2.0.


I suppose those would work with wine, too :) At least on your other wine apps.

Supay
Caldari
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.02.16 10:36:00 - [12]
 

I use Linux too, although I had serious issues with my ATI card and recently gave up a long personal preference for ATI cards and switched to Nvidia, because ATI drivers for Linux are the worst supported I have ever found. Nvidia might not be open sourcing theirs but at least they work.

Wesfahrn
WESCORP 2.0
Posted - 2010.02.16 10:47:00 - [13]
 

Hello

These boards have a linux subforum too. If your corpmates are using ventrilo you can get Mangler, which is basically a ventrilo linux client :)

LilyoftheDeathmasks
Posted - 2010.02.16 14:01:00 - [14]
 

Lol ATI is crap no matter what OS your on.

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2010.02.16 14:22:00 - [15]
 



 

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