thank you for the link, but …
I don’t see something I can install, sudo apt install winecfg is not something that is available.
Trying to install winehq-stable end up in depcendency problems I can not solve,
like dbus-sessions-bus which sends me down a rabithole of things it can’t install.
But back to the original question: I had a working copy of eve launcher for the last year,
I have a separate partition with xubuntu specially for eve that I don’t update
(bad experience updating Ubuntu and playing eve)
After a patch it stopped working, not sure what all this fiddling with wine will solve.
OK, so sorry for the “it’s working for me” on my side so as a reference point:
Wine 7.5~focal-1 (i.e. the dev version packaged for Ubuntu).
winecfg to run as Windows10.
Launcher version 2023444 (updated a couple of days ago)
I don’t recall having to load anything else in particular to get it all working, but it’s a while since I did the last build to run Eve. There’s some good work been done by Eve players to fix issues in Wine and keep us playing.
Perhaps their *side project" launcher tarball isn’t being updated as fast. I just went with the official Windows installer running on Wine (or Proton) and that works on Ubuntu based distros. Proton is pretty much self contained in Steam (every game is their own prefix), so that should work on many more distros too if that is an option.
Any time I have had a problem with the Launcher (not often), I simply cleared the Launcher cache on the file system (I simply rm the launcher cache folder) and reran it and it worked (usually any problems occurred during a launcher update).
The native Linux launcher is at this point considered retired, please see this post for details.
We recommend Steam and Proton (5.0-10 works best at the time of posting) as the easiest option for playing EVE on Linux. As always, we caution open source capsuleers that Linux is an unsupported operating system, and we do not guarantee the viability of this option.
14/07/2021 - Retired
17/07/2020 - Launcher 1747682 - Almost a full years worth of changes
07/08/2019 - Launcher 1543721 - Bugfix for very old processors experiencing thread starvation
04/07/2019 - Launcher 1532453 - Fix issue with 64bit flag forgetting setting on launcher restart
28/05/2019 - Launcher 1514997 - Added 64bit checkbox to settings
14/05/2019 - Bumped release wine to wine staging 4.4 32/64bit, paving the way for a 64 bit client build
To install Wine, follow the instructions on the WineHQ site - the version in Ubuntu is old enough not to have the latest patches Eve needs (you need Wine 7.0 or later, not the Wine 5.0 that is in the Ubuntu 20.04 repo)
The old “linux launcher” is an old launcher build bundled with an old version of Wine. What is probably happening is “old launcher launches, downloads latest launcher, restarts with that new launcher which crashes because of the old Wine that is is with the old linux launcher”.
If you have a good version of Wine you don’t need the “linux” launcher - indeed that is now a liability to you. Wine should run the latest Windows launcher out of the box.
You are not “running a Linux version of Eve” you are always running the Windows version, but on top of Wine - which is a Windows API implementation in Linux (the grease that makes it all run smoothly).