Here is my recipe I used today to install EVE Online in OpenSUSE Leap 15.2
It worked flawless for me™, no workarounds, and all through winetricks!
I did a fresh install today of OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 and added some extra software including EVE Online.
Used Yast to add openSUSE repository: Emulators
got wine (v6.23) and dependencies
it installed about 80 packages:
- wine 6.23
- wine-32bit 6.23
- wine-mono 7.0
- winetricks 20210825
- wine-gecko 2.47.2
- dosbox(???) 0.74.3
- dxvk 1.9.2 (Yes D3D to Vulkan)
- dxvk-32bit 1.9.2
- fontconfig-32bit 2.12.6
and a bunch of alsa/pulse/gstreamer32/libs
system was updated, NVidia drivers 470.86 x86_64, wine is a fresh clean install.
(I don’t know if this can be reproduced by removing old prefixes to have a ‘clean’ wine.)
Used a webbrowser, go got and downloaded to my ~/Downloads to pick up later:
- MS Visual C++ 2015-2022 redist.(x64) 14.30.30704 aka msvc-170 (VC_redist.x64.exe)
- EVE Online Launcher (EveLauncher-1972288.kwVW2QGjTYijO0DyO8c98A.exe)
Then started winetricks and got used to a warning about 64bit that a lot of wine is drunk in 32bit
I hadn’t run or configured anything wine before running the 1st time using winetricks.
Create new prefix, arch 64bit, YOURPREFIX name
select YOURPREFIX in the main winetrick menu, be sure to stay within YOURPREFIX
Install a font > corefonts (a lot of same 64bit warning with every other font)
Change settings > videomemorysize=2048 (or as large your GPU has room for)
Change settings > win10
Install a DLL or component > d9vk Vulkan D3D9/10/11latest (43 as of this day of writing)
Run explorer (from winetricks within YOURPREFIX) to install MS Visual C++ 2015-2022 redist.(x64) 14.30.30704
typically C:\users\YourUserName\Downloads\VC_redist.x64.exe (not a big install)
Run explorer (from winetricks within YOURPREFIX) to install the EVE Launcher
From here my launcher was ok and I didn’t log in before the big EVE-client downloads were finished.
Launcher unpacking files OK, Launcher purging files OK,
Copy/Paste verification code into Launcher OK, Log in OK,
Immediately launched full screen, no windowed mode needed!
Client authentication OK, claim rewards OK, music OK
Redeem items OK, Station loaded OK, Models loaded OK, Ambient sounds OK
Chat and openening closing channels OK, Info OK, Market OK,
Undocking and ratting in high quality settings OK, All visual and sound effects OK,
Switching characters in client OK, Quits and restarts OK
I’ve made EVE work in linux a couple of times with workarounds,
but I never had such an easy and flawless install before