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    Funcom employee Completely unsupported AO-On-Linux howto

    This step-by-step guide will help you install and run AO in Linux (including working patcher). Note that this guide is COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED, Funcom support staff will NOT help you with anything related to this guide, or any problems you might encounter with the install while playing using this setup.

    The only supported operating system for Anarchy Online is Windows, and you will be doing this entirely at your own risk. Basic Linux commandline knowledge is assumed.

    1) Install Wine.

    2) Download and install IEs4Linux. Select the options to install IE6. I will assume you used the default install directory of ~/.ies4linux.
    Code:
    tar xvzf ies4linux*
    cd ies4linux*
    ./ies4linux
    3) Make a copy of ~/.ies4linux/ie6 and call it ~/.wine-ao.
    Code:
    cp -R ~/.ies4linux/ie6 ~/.wine-ao
    4) Download the 18.1.1 full install

    5) Run the AO installer. Accept the default install path.
    Code:
    export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ao
    wine AnarchyOnline_18.1.1_EP1_EP2_EP3.exe
    6) Create a startup script. Save it with whatever name you want (ao.sh, for example).
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ao
    cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Funcom/Anarchy\ Online
    wine Client.exe
    7) Set the proper permissions.
    Code:
    chmod a+x ao.sh
    8) Run the script.
    Code:
    ./ao.sh
    To uninstall, delete ~/.wine-ao.

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    Funcom employee

    W00t! Now I can play AO again!!!!
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    That explains why you had so much time to discuss with the community and post Weekly Updates on forums...
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    Funcom employee

    Quote Originally Posted by zartosht View Post
    That explains why you had so much time to discuss with the community and post Weekly Updates on forums...
    Not really as this was a joke...I am not playing on Linux as it is unsupported. Discussion with the community and weekly updates would be the explanation of what happened to my weekends and evenings
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    You need to invest more IPs in "sarcasm detection"
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    Funcom employee

    Quote Originally Posted by zartosht View Post
    You need to invest more IPs in "sarcasm detection"
    I am out of IP reset points!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    I am out of IP reset points!
    Im sure we can all club together and buy you a few, assuming the JOBE ones are cheap enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosun View Post
    Can you guys update anarchy-online.com with that client? It still links to 18.0.4 version, and the patching+DB conversion takes quite long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    I am out of IP reset points!
    And here we have the real reason for cheaper Jobe Unlearning devices - without knowing how to get a ship in a city raid Means hasn't been able to farm enough credits to pay at the old price.

    Just kidding ofc, <3 the hard work you're doing Means.

    Back on topic - good news, now I can start using my linux box again
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    Um... All hail... Macrosun?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    I am out of IP reset points!
    HA! you said it your self! need unlimited reset points!!!!!11!1!1!!!!!
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    I knew you were some kind of nerd


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    I can finally patch my AO without digging out a windows box

    Thanks.

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    Macrosun,

    You're a hero. I give you a pair of new, freshly washed pants as reward for this!
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    So, when are we getting a native Linux client ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakizaka View Post
    So, when are we getting a native Linux client ?
    I support that one
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    FYI thats howto doesn't work with the current build on test, I guess it has todo with:

    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    With time and work on the new engine we have finally been forced to update the AO codebase from Visual Studio 2003 to 2005 (for intergration work with the Dreamworld engine.).
    I tried using winetricks to add support for vs2005/vs2005sp1, but no luck. (I didn't put that much time into it tho.)
    Fixer issues

    Quote Originally Posted by heartless888 View Post
    fixers got 2 more hots since LE, which means their healing over time, more or less, went up 200%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakizaka View Post
    So, when are we getting a native Linux client ?
    yeah, supporting this as well, even if i see dark cloads over there ..
    still no AoC Linux client, so why on AO ?

    WTB open source, im sure, the com will rip a client faster then the engine is released ...

    ...erm.. eww... the e-word ... sry

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    *removed*
    Last edited by Xyphos; Sep 20th, 2009 at 08:17:46.
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    Dear Means, dear Macrosun!

    I want to bring an opportunity to your attention:

    Why don't you contact the guys over at Transgaming to make sure Anarchy Online is and will always be running on Linux with Cedega.
    They are doing this kind of software for Linux and Mac. It most likely will expand your playerbase without the need to code Linux or Mac clients.

    Would it be a bad thing to see Anarchy Online in the certified games list?

    p.s.
    They're doing semi-native Linux clients (Eve Online, Spore...) built upon their engine too.
    Last edited by Stormgiver; Sep 23rd, 2009 at 19:16:38.

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