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> How to run AE on Linux or Mac, by mefistofeles
post Apr 22 2008, 09:40 AM
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Here is the way to do it I've tested and got it to work fine on both MAC & Linux.

Here are the supported systems:

VirtualBox for OS X Hosts (Beta 2; Intel Macs only)

VirtualBox 1.5.2 for Linux Hosts:

Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy Gibbon") i386 | AMD64
Ubuntu 7.04 ("Feisty Fawn") i386 | AMD64
Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft") i386
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ("Dapper Drake") i386
Debian 4.0 ("Etch") i386 | AMD64
Debian 3.1 ("Sarge") i386
Univention Corporate Server 1.3-2 instructions
openSUSE 10.3 i386 | AMD64
openSUSE 10.2 i386 | AMD64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10) i386 | AMD64
Fedora 7 ("Moonshine") i386 | AMD64
Fedora 6 ("Zod") i386
Fedora 5 ("Bordeaux") i386
Mandriva 2008.0 i386
Mandriva 2007.1 i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ("RHEL5") i386 | AMD64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ("RHEL4") i386
PCLinuxOS 2007 i386
Xandros Desktop 4.1 i386
All distributions i386 | AMD64

if u dont find your system here try :

linux to windows : http://www.winehq.org/
Mac to windows : http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/features.html

Have fun an play AE on all systems (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post May 19 2018, 11:32 AM
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Void Linux, Wine 3.7.
winetricks ie7

Not much luck. Hard to say what it is doing because it is different every time I run it. It looks like there is some kind of blocking on Internet access that eventually times out and sometimes continues. I generally get impatient and kill the process and try again.
Sometimes it takes a very long time before I can log in.
Sometimes it takes a very long time before it does anything after logging in.
Sometimes after clicking Play it hangs and if I kill the launcher too soon, wine exits completely.
At the moment, I've gotten further than ever before after many attempts and have actually selected the world and I've got a what I assume is a splash screen: reddish with some kind of structure on a mountain, ASHEN EMPIRES at top, AE logo in bottom left and an EXIT button. I'm pretty sure it it stuck there indefinitely as it has stayed the same from a few minutes before I started this and hasn't changed and the cursor doesn't work.

I tried to try it out on a friend's Windows computer but didn't have time to download the entire game and the delays after every few steps were too annoying. I'm not sure if I'll even like it so don't want to waste a lot of time trying to get it to work.

Heh, just as I was about to send this, it went to a black screen and I can move the green cursor around in it. Strange. "top" shows it using about 44% CPU and very little memory. A game that doesn't use much memory would be nice. :-)

Any chance the devs would give us the arguments to the client command line and let us bypass the launcher? That was a typical solution for a number of games in the past. Edit: Actually I doubt any devs of any game ever released such information, the bypass scripts probably were written using some kind of investigating software. But one could still hope. After all, more players is usually a good thing.
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FujiQ   How to run AE on Linux or Mac   Apr 22 2008, 09:40 AM
reikoshea   Im also going to post the way to get it to run in ...   Apr 22 2008, 11:06 AM
reikoshea   Alrighty, So a new launcher is upon us, and new i...   Jun 13 2008, 08:02 AM
reikoshea   Wine 1.0 was just released. Anyone tested it yet?   Jun 20 2008, 07:33 AM
Austen the 1st   QUOTE(reikoshea @ Jun 20 2008, 07:33 AM) ...   Jun 28 2008, 05:38 AM
Seed   I had AE working in Gentoo Linux (the best linux d...   Jul 2 2008, 10:40 AM
reikoshea   Tested last night. New launcher works great using...   Dec 30 2008, 12:13 PM
Krazel   YOU ROCK <3!!!!!!!...   Dec 30 2008, 05:25 PM
reikoshea   Nice to know that me coming back added one more li...   Dec 30 2008, 06:23 PM
Krazel   I love linux, I use winxppro mainly but I have ubu...   Jan 6 2009, 02:29 AM
reikoshea   i have linux on every machine in my house (minus t...   Jan 6 2009, 02:45 PM
Krazel   Yus we should all be more Anti Microsoft srsly   Jan 7 2009, 10:37 PM
FourTwenty   Using Ubuntu and wine and trying the ALT+F4 trick,...   Apr 1 2009, 11:14 PM
FourTwenty   Update* Got it working on my own, wasnt closing t...   Apr 1 2009, 11:16 PM
Red Balron   QUOTE(FourTwenty @ Apr 1 2009, 11:16 PM) ...   Apr 1 2009, 11:18 PM
FourTwenty   This may sound idiotic but it took me 5 attempts t...   Apr 2 2009, 11:09 PM
reikoshea   I talked to Zarq about linux when I was in Austin....   Apr 3 2009, 11:02 AM
FourTwenty   PWN!!! Thx for the assist. BTW Reiko ...   Apr 3 2009, 01:15 PM
reikoshea   I dont know of any porting packages for windows-...   Apr 3 2009, 01:38 PM
GrayFox   QUOTE(reikoshea @ Apr 3 2009, 01:38 PM) I...   Apr 3 2009, 02:22 PM
reikoshea   ubuntu is the easiest choice for someone without l...   Apr 3 2009, 03:03 PM
GrayFox   QUOTE(reikoshea @ Apr 3 2009, 03:03 PM) u...   Apr 3 2009, 04:57 PM
reikoshea   QUOTE(GrayFox @ Apr 3 2009, 05:57 PM) QUO...   Apr 3 2009, 05:00 PM
Zalin   My unbuntu 8.10 and wine ran the launcher fine wit...   May 3 2009, 05:12 PM
GrayFox   QUOTE(Zalin @ May 3 2009, 05:12 PM) My un...   May 4 2009, 10:42 AM
reikoshea   yeah, if you read above at my instructions thats w...   May 4 2009, 09:17 AM
reikoshea   thanks grayfox. and just as a knowledge transfer:...   May 4 2009, 10:53 AM
The Corrupt Kitty Box   I just tried to get on, first time in 2 weeks, and...   May 27 2009, 08:00 PM
The Corrupt Kitty Box   Well I can now get to server selection without doi...   May 27 2009, 08:10 PM
reikoshea   http://forums.pixelminegames.com/index.php?showtop...   Oct 28 2009, 08:51 PM
liamdawe   Just an update for you, can someone update the pos...   Sep 3 2011, 11:25 AM
Sir Tricer   QUOTE(liamdawe @ Sep 3 2011, 11:25 AM) Ju...   Sep 26 2011, 04:35 PM
japaez   so i was reading this post, and noticed the date, ...   Jan 2 2014, 03:25 PM
reikoshea   Well since I'm back, I'll check on it toni...   Feb 11 2014, 05:11 PM
reikoshea   So, here's what I did on Ubuntu 13.04 (Termina...   Feb 11 2014, 06:50 PM
NeoGico   can someone explain how to run the Pixel Mine Laun...   Oct 31 2014, 05:26 AM
OneEye   QUOTE(NeoGico @ Oct 31 2014, 06:26 AM) ca...   Oct 31 2014, 11:58 AM
NeoGico   Thanks for the reply OneEye, I'm guessing I...   Nov 14 2014, 03:54 PM
Arktiskman   Anyone knows how to get AE working on Ubuntu 14.04...   Feb 29 2016, 05:59 PM
japaez   Just to let you know I'm about to try with the...   Dec 20 2016, 01:39 AM
japaez   Got it working with reiko's instructions they ...   Dec 20 2016, 02:47 AM
reikoshea   Yeah, we're unfortunately in a situation where...   May 19 2018, 09:57 PM

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