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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 Jun 13 2008, 08:02 AM
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So a new launcher is upon us, and new instructions for Linux users have arrived. This does take some time, so be prepared.

We need to start out by uninstalling the apt version of wine. It appears that it just will not work no matter how hard you try and fiddle with the settings.

sudo apt-get remove wine

then you'll need to go to sourceforge and download the source (tar.bz) for the most recent stable version (as of this writing it 0.9.61 release candidates are not necessarily stable.)

Once you have that downloaded, untar the file

tar -xjf wine-0.9.61.tar.bz2

Now that it is untarred, we need to get some dependencies taken care of.

sudo apt-get build-dep wine
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall

I dont know if ubuntu comes pre-installed with flex and bison, but i didnt need to do this next step on ubuntu, but i did have to do it on debian. When you run configure, it will tell you if you need to install bison and flex...if so, do this:

sudo apt-get install bison flex

We're on the home stretch...now we start compiling.

cd wine-0.9.61

This will run a check on your system to make sure that you have everything needed to install wine. If not. It will not install and it should tell you what to install to get the compile to complete.

Next we have to compile all the libraries that wine needs to finally install itself.

make depend

Finally we compile all the binaries and move them into their proper directories (this takes about an hour on a AMD 2600+ and about 35 minutes on an Allendale Core 2).

sudo make install

WHEW that took long enough, right?

You might think you are done, but we have only just begun. You now have wine installed, but if you try to run the Launcher like this, you will be sorely disappointed.

What we need to do now is configure wine to do all the stuff AE needs.

Make sure the "Windows Version" in the application tab is set as XP.
In the graphics tab, you want to check both of the boxes relating to window manager control, and you'll also want to run in a virtual desktop. The size is up to you.

We now need to install Gecko HTML Rendering Engine. I had to do this on both my systems, so I'm assuming everyone will need to do this. I know in the apt versions Gecko installs automatically.

wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks -O winetricks.sh
sudo chmod 755 winetricks.sh

This downloads and runs a file that will allow you to install a bunch of wine components...we're only concerned with Gecko. So just check that option.

You should be good to go now.

Next, we install the game.

Go to http://www.ashenempires.com/download.aspx and grab the installer.

wine Pixel\ Mine\ Installer.exe

Run through the setup boxes. And now time for the launcher.

By default the launcher will install in ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Pixel\ Mine/PixelMineLauncher.exe

All we need to do is run that:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Pixel\ Mine/PixelMineLauncher.exe

Login, Patch, Force Sync, and Play.

The login trick still remains.

Once the login screen minimizes fully hit ALT+F4 to close the launcher (you have to do this before the Loading image pops up. You should have the server select screen alone, and now you should be able to get it to work. You might get an error about the process terminating, but dont worry, once you select a character the message goes away.
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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   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
UnclePa   Void Linux, Wine 3.7. winetricks ie7 Not much luc...   May 19 2018, 11:32 AM
reikoshea   Yeah, we're unfortunately in a situation where...   May 19 2018, 09:57 PM

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