Sunday, October 12, 2008

Linux, EVE Online, Premium Content and Wine :)

Eve is a great game. Unfortunately, the client provided by CCP for linux doesn't include the new and much improved graphics.

Wine handles the game well though, allowing you to play with the Premium Content enabled :D

Steps to make it work:

Install wine


Run winecfg once, select Windows XP under "windows version"

Edit the file ~/.wine/user.reg and add the following lines:
[Software\\Wine\\Direct3D] 1223841454
"DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl"
"OffscreenRenderingMode"="fbo"
"PixelShaderMode"="enabled"
"VertexShaderMode"="hardware"

[Software\\Wine\\DllOverrides] 1223842291
"d3dx9_35"="native"
"d3dx9_36"="native"

Download the following two files and copy them to
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

d3dx9_35.dll
( http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?d3dx9_35 )
d3dx9_36.dll
( http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?d3dx9_36 )

cp d3dx9_35.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
cp d3dx9_36.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

Download the Arial font and copy it to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts/

download http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=corefonts&filename=arial32.exe&use_mirror=ovh

Then extract it (u need cabextract)
cabextract arial.exe

and copy fonts
cp *TTF ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts/

Now you're ready to install/copy EVE.

To install, get the client and run "wine client.exe"
To copy, just put the CCP/EVE folder somewhere on your linux filesystem.
cp -R /mnt/win/Games/CCP /opt/games/


Finally, to run EVE, switch to the installed/copied folder
cd /opt/games/CCP/EVE/

and type
wine eve.exe


Enjoy :)

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