For the love of bob, please just remove your “Installing_EVE_on_Linux” webpage. Just delete it. You owe apologies, beer, and exotic dancers to every single eve player that wants to play the game and searches google and finds that page.
Your formatting is perfect.
Your goals are true and honorable.
You’ve done good at keeping the link to the launcher binary up to date.
Unfortunately you start line one with CCP Snorlax info, and continue on like nothing has changed.
A moment of silence for Snorlax…the greatest eve developer ever.
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Ok - Snorlax left CCP almost a year and a half ago.
Basic Setup Step 1 is wrong…because Snorlax’s forum post is no longer stickied. Even if it was, it is certainly out of date. It was created over 4 years ago.
Custom Launcher Shortcut section… just why? I know you did this assuming everybody was on ubuntu with desktop environment foo-bar … but we aren’t, and you didn’t even acknowledge this simple assumption in the instructions. Not to mention people are doing this with zero knowledge yet if the game even works, because so far all we’ve done is test the launcher.
Then we start the troubleshooting section…which gets a lot of use and reference because the preceding first half of the instructions were a bit lacking.
Incompatible OpenSSL Library - again … not everybody is on Ubuntu. apt-get doesn’t always work and nor does searching another distro’s repo for libssl1.0.0. Perhaps something even as simple as ‘rpm -i compat-openssl10’ might be useful for a few people. Don’t even get me started on this potentially breaking every week when the launcher updates.
QT Dependencies - So…as the second from the last note we admit that Qt might not work so hot without actually adding Qt from upstream because Ubuntu’s repos might be in the dark ages. I think we probably should have started with this critical dependency as step 1 or 2.
You do add Lutris as a final note, which is super nice and has gotten several people running Eve on linux wonderfully.
Unfortunately you still leave out a lot of things, like corefonts. Text is important mkay?
Eve is 64bit now, a fact not true when snorlax made the linux launcher. Many people still need to pull in VCRUN2010, Dotnet, gecko, etc. There is no mention of dxvk. No mention of steam/proton. No mention of using winetricks.
In some cases you can actually get full shading and full quality, with AA, but not likely following your page.
Instead, following your instructions, a user will end up frustrated and waste 2 hours of their day trying to figure it all out. When they succeed, they still have old wine because we never taught them how to install it, jaggies, poor framerates, and the idea in their head that it was super difficult to achieve.
Seriously just please delete the whole page. You’ve literally walked hundreds of users through the most frustrating process ever to install a simple game.
Gharim Turen has done great work making things smooth.
Steam makes it pretty smooth.
Winetricks makes it pretty smooth.
POL makes it ok.
Lutrix makes it ok.
Deep down, installing updated wine, and doubleclicking the windows installer generally works fine.