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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 Apr 2 2009, 11:09 PM
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This may sound idiotic but it took me 5 attempts to get it down....

When your on the Game select screen click on ashen empires then hover your mouse (dont click yet) over the play button. This is where speed and timing comes in an the reason it took 5 attempts, Now get your right hand ready to press ALT+f4 (this keystroke is supposed to close a window. This doesnt actually close the program or process though. Wine just emulates the version of windows you ask it too. But the wine explorer itself is actually a version of the windows file explorer dating back to when it was considered freeware (windows 3.11 for workgroups if it serves me correct) anywho the reason i just explained all that is becuase when you press alt+f4 in the base unmodified version of wine it actually minimizes the window and throws it to an icon on your desktop.)

You now must right click the icon and on the submenu select close. If you did this in time before the SoC LOADING window pops up. YOU WILL LOSE THE CHOOSE THE LOGIN SERVER ERROR and connect. Only when you get the laucher screen totally closed. Can you accomplish actually selecting a server. Yes it was frustrating but i managed to get it. Maybe a Dev taking a look at this post might send me a PM and we devise a work around for it. And then we can easily get AE on a Linux Approved Software list and get some more users. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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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
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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