Eve on linux

hi i have linux mint18 32 bit running on this pentium 4 laptop, and id REALLY like to run eve online on it, i know shes old, but if i put all the graphics down, she’ll hold her own…(just hauling) but my knowledge in linux is very limited… eve used to run on another linux laptop, alot slower than a pentium 4… but all of a sudden, linux wont run eve online anymore :(…please help… as simply as possible. or give me another solution…

are you 64b ?

follow this (not sure) to install wine

Then create a dedicated wineprefix for eve, eg

mkdir -p "$HOME/.wineprefixes"
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" winecfg

download the installer with eg (the link is here )

wget "https://binaries.eveonline.com/EveLauncher-1602194.exe" -O "$HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe"

then launch the installer with wine, specifying the good prefix :

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" wine "$HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe"

This should start the installer. Then this should create a desktop application for eve. If it’s not the case, you can create a new file “eve” that launches the game by containing :

#!/bin/bash
WINEDEBUG=-all  WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" wine "C:\\\\EVE\\eve.exe"

don’t forget to make it executable with

chmod +x eve

sorry, i thought i made it clear, its 32 bit, but thank you, ill follow those instructions

the instructions didnt really work im afraid… got anything else ?

chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ $ mkdir -p "HOME/.wineprefixes" chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ WINEPREFIX="HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" winecfg wine: created the configuration directory '/home/chris/.wineprefixes/eve' fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution. fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x10ee8a0, overlapped 0x10ee8ac): stub wine: configuration in '/home/chris/.wineprefixes/eve' has been updated. chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ wget “https://binaries.eveonline.com/EveLauncher-1602194.exe” -O "HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe" /home/chris/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe: No such file or directory chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" wine "$HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller.

#!/bin/bash
WINEDEBUG=-all WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" wine “C:\\EVE\eve.exe”

chmod +x eve

also want to mention that the LAUNCHER wont run… just saying

this is not clear enough.

i pasted everything from terminal

I try to format the output for you :wink:

chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ $ mkdir -p "HOME/.wineprefixes"

chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ WINEPREFIX="HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" winecfg

wine: created the configuration directory '/home/chris/.wineprefixes/eve'
fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x10ee8a0, overlapped 0x10ee8ac): stub
wine: configuration in '/home/chris/.wineprefixes/eve' has been updated.

chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ wget “https://binaries.eveonline.com/EveLauncher-1602194.exe” -O "HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe"

chris@chris-TECRA-A1 ~ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wineprefixes/eve/" wine "$HOME/.tmp/eveinstaller"

/home/chris/.tmp/eveinstaller.exe: No such file or directory

He is missing a ‘$’ in the download command so wget can’t create the .tmp directory in $HOME.

Besides this why will you create a .tmp in $HOME only for tihis installation? Just let him download the installer in his browser and show wine the full path to the download.

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Because with the limited knowledge he seem to have, any thing that requires interpretation of the graphical interface is at risk of creating an issue on his part.
See how he failed to copy my instructions ? Next step he asks where is the download folder, how to link it.

No, creating a .tmp was not mandatory. It just works. People with such low skills need something that works, rather than optimal.

But : thank you for formatting it. I really did not want to waste effort trying to understand what I thought he was not giving a second thought.

Lol, ok you are right with this :slight_smile: Btw its the first time that i have seen a private tmp directory in use for a long time using linux.

as he pointed out, i have very low knowledge in this field, so im confused lol

No problem as long you are willing to learn. We are all beginners, more or less. For better readable listings inside of forum posts have a look at this post: EVE Launcher build 1385477 beta release for linux where Whitehound give some advises about formating.

Linux related post in My EVE forum

Describes my journey in creating a new GNOME friendly launcher icon because the wine/windows icon selected by Lutris frankly sucked.

I’ve learned a thing or two about .desktop files employed in menu items, which comes in handy for manually constructing icons for appimages, (which happen to lack the ability to install app-icons currently).

Go grab the free SVG already.

Wouldn’t it be much easier if you just installed Steam for Linux and let Steam handle all the launcher and downloading stuff?

Just so there is no confusion, you do not have to have a Steam EVE account, just your regular EVE account.

You start Steam and install EVE Online. Steam comes with an inbuilt wine and Proton (for Vulcan™) and it adds an EVE Steam account like Steam:012345678 or similar to your regular EVE account.
When the launcher says its ready, start your client with your account and ignore the Steam account but under no circumstances delete that Steam EVE account.

okay, how do i install steam on linux ? lol

you install wine, create a wineprefix, … (JK)

sudo apt install steam-installer

But

NO.

whats wrong with the P4 ?

tried installing steam from software manager and got this msg
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintinstall/AptClient/AptClient.py”, line 74, in _run
cache.commit(acquire_progress_monitor, install_progress_monitor)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py”, line 574, in commit
with apt_pkg.SystemLock():
SystemError: E:Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable), E:Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?