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EVE Launcher for Linux

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Sial Harkonnen
Omni-InternOps
#181 - 2016-06-15 19:27:48 UTC
hi and thx snorlax, glengrant,

native eve for linux - great!
but i still didnt get this launcher running.

the launcher shortly pops up and close after a 1 sec.
today i see another "download windows" for a 1 second.

yes zorin8 based on ubuntu. gui is made especially for xp dropouts :)


Kismeteer
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#182 - 2016-06-15 20:44:03 UTC
BTW, requesting closing of my old Ubuntu LTS thread. With the new launcher, I think it might just have too much noise.

I would also request that we get a streamlined thread on how to untar and run the launcher for newbies. Something like:


  1. Download the linux launcher: (link to actual up to download site, with latest launcher) or https://binaries.eveonline.com/evelauncher-1043593.tar.gz
  2. Untar the launcher in your home directory. ex: tar -zxvf Downloads/evelauncher*.tar.gz
  3. Go into that directory and launch evelauncher.sh script: cd ~/evelauncher; ./evelauncher.sh
  4. Play eve. It will download the stuff (insert different directory it goes into.)
Abbot Blueberry
Doomheim
#183 - 2016-06-16 14:41:20 UTC
Abbot Blueberry wrote:
Sander Okaski wrote:
CCP Snorlax wrote:

The ingame browser works fine on my machine, Ubuntu 15.10. Not sure what is causing it to crash for some players.


Installing corefonts + tahoma through winetricks fix IGB crashes for me. But https doesn't work. At this night I'll try to check advice about 32-bit version of gnutls.

Thanks! This helped me with the IGB crashes as well. Still can't reach sites via https though.
I'm on Arch 64bit.
I linked
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 9. Jun 18:49 /usr/lib32/libgnutls.so.26 -> libgnutls.so
to no avail.

Any ideas?

Finally got it to work by turning off "use dev version" in the launcher's wine settings.
Toka Nambu
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#184 - 2016-06-16 17:51:53 UTC
Hi,

Maybe a stupid question but I'm completely new to Linux or Ubuntu. Do I need to install wine from an other source, and downloading the eve launcher from the eveonline site?

Talis Mahn
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#185 - 2016-06-17 03:43:39 UTC
Toka Nambu wrote:
Hi,

Maybe a stupid question but I'm completely new to Linux or Ubuntu. Do I need to install wine from an other source, and downloading the eve launcher from the eveonline site?




I believe the installer has its own version of WINE.

But having a current Wine install is good for running other applications.

You can use the version available in the Software Manager or follow the instructions here:

http://linuxg.net/install-wine-1-9-on-ubuntu/

Just copy and paste the commands into your terminal window

One of the rare Linux Eve players

g0nz028
25 Steal Industries
#186 - 2016-06-17 08:11:23 UTC
Cietra Vorvald wrote:
Tested on Manjaro clean install (Arch based distro): launcher works out of the box, but requires
lib32-libldap
to successfully launch the client.
...and then the client works better, on higher graphical settings, than the vanilla windows version.

Amazing, CCP Snorlax <3



this helped me with manjaro. thanks.
Glengrant
TOHA Heavy Industries
SONS of BANE
#187 - 2016-06-17 12:00:07 UTC
Toka Nambu wrote:
Hi,

Maybe a stupid question but I'm completely new to Linux or Ubuntu. Do I need to install wine from an other source, and downloading the eve launcher from the eveonline site?



You do not neet to install wine - the evelauncher downloads wine and EVE automatically.

But you should first install playonlinux. It's a nice wine frontend tool and UI.
You don't actually need the playonlinux UI for EVE though. It just also installs some libraries that are needed.

playonlinux is in Ubuntu "multiverse" repository.

Press Windows key (or click Ubuntu symbol - topmost on unity launcher) - type "software" - you'll see "Software & Updates". Start that, on the first tab make sure that "Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)" is selected.

After that you can install playonlinux with
sudo apt install playonlinux
in terminal
or via the "Ubuntu Software" application.

After that the evenlauncher should run, it install all that you need for eve and you can play after the downloads are finished.

Toka Nambu
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#188 - 2016-06-17 17:38:27 UTC
Glengrant wrote:
Toka Nambu wrote:
Hi,

Maybe a stupid question but I'm completely new to Linux or Ubuntu. Do I need to install wine from an other source, and downloading the eve launcher from the eveonline site?



You do not neet to install wine - the evelauncher downloads wine and EVE automatically.

But you should first install playonlinux. It's a nice wine frontend tool and UI.
You don't actually need the playonlinux UI for EVE though. It just also installs some libraries that are needed.

playonlinux is in Ubuntu "multiverse" repository.

Press Windows key (or click Ubuntu symbol - topmost on unity launcher) - type "software" - you'll see "Software & Updates". Start that, on the first tab make sure that "Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)" is selected.

After that you can install playonlinux with
sudo apt install playonlinux
in terminal
or via the "Ubuntu Software" application.

After that the evenlauncher should run, it install all that you need for eve and you can play after the downloads are finished.



Thanks a lot, it's working fine.
Carson Moore
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#189 - 2016-06-18 17:35:22 UTC
Kniht wrote:

I used fixed window mode and clients always open on the primary, which is where the launcher is; this is what I want probably two thirds of the time, so I have not tried to change it. I'm also using XFCE, and I use alt+drag to move the borderless, fixed-window-mode clients around as needed. Changing settings in the escape menu when the client is on a non-primary monitor sometimes moves them to the primary when I close the menu. I move the window back when that happens, and, while annoying, I probably won't be editing settings often enough to worry about it.

I set the window size (for fixed window mode) by editing core_public__.yaml, as I said earlier, because of similar difficulties. Have you tried selecting fixed window mode in the client, getting the window resolution you want, and then moving the window to where you want it? Does that work for you?


I had done something similar to fix this. Instead of doing the alt+drag I had a script associated with the "windows key + right key" hotkey that would move the window to the next screen. This worked fine. Now the only problem is the control key getting stuck and some other weird key behavior.
Samwise Dagordae
The Permatemp Corporation
#190 - 2016-06-19 00:00:10 UTC
Well, this is disappointing. I see several other people on Gentoo get it running no problem...and then there's me.

The launcher loads up mostly proper, but when I click play, the blue line cycles for a bit...and then nothing. There's isn't any output on the terminal.
Woo Mi
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#191 - 2016-06-19 08:01:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Woo Mi
Hmm. Downloaded evelauncher-1043593.tar.gz.
Unzipped it into a subdirectory, went to the directory with the shell script, so pwd shows:
/dakka/frits/EVELINUX/evelauncher
En then I do:
./evelauncher.sh
/dakka/frits/EVELINUX/evelauncher/./evelauncher: 1: /dakka/frits/EVELINUX/evelauncher/./evelauncher: Syntax error: ")" unexpected

uname -a:
Linux dakka 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) i686 GNU/Linux

Should I call this from my home directory?

Update#1: I just added a few months of stuff to my learning queue so now I have a bit of leeway to get this fixedCool
Solar Oneh
Sefem Ortus
The Serenity Syndicate
#192 - 2016-06-19 12:03:44 UTC
Hey @CCP Snorlax. Launcher works great.

Can you include an EVE icon in the next release? I'd like to use it for my menus/icon launcher.
Elegbara
White Wolf Enterprises
Harmonious Ascent
#193 - 2016-06-19 17:39:25 UTC
Sorry if it was already explained earlier, but is there some simple way to copy settings from my existing eve installation? Alternatively - can I change the wine prefix and/or wine binary path?

If that was already explained earlier, please add a copy or at least a link to the first post so that it could be easily located.

Open your eyes. And awaken.

Syrix Death
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#194 - 2016-06-19 17:47:12 UTC
Hi!

unpacked the launcher and currently i'm trying to get it work by [email protected]:~/evelauncher$ ./evelauncher.sh

unfortunatly nothing happens. The script doesnt give any output. Or did i forget someting?
JooJoo Naari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#195 - 2016-06-20 02:10:22 UTC
Solar Oneh wrote:
Hey @CCP Snorlax. Launcher works great.

Can you include an EVE icon in the next release? I'd like to use it for my menus/icon launcher.



this! or at least point us to where i can grab a nice eve menu icon to set it up myself!
Paranoid Nerd
#196 - 2016-06-21 08:36:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Nerd
First of all a big THANKS @CCP Snorlax - your work is very much appreciated!

And since there seems to be need for a desktop file - here is one:

EVE Online Linux-Launcher .desktop-File

How to use:

- extract archive to the folder where your "evelauncher.sh" is located
- edit the paths in "evelauncher.desktop" according to your Installation
- move the "evelauncher.desktop" to one of the following locations

  • ~/.local/share/applications/ (for single-user)
  • /usr/share/applications/ (for all users)
  • ~/Desktop/ (for single-user Desktop-Icon only)


Hope this helps. The launcher-Icon was extracted from the new Windows-Launcher - so it should fit nicely.

Cheers,
Nerd
Pierre Desjardins
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#197 - 2016-06-21 09:07:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Pierre Desjardins
Hey CCP Snorlax! We talked at fanfest about this client for a while on pub crawl. Thank-you so much for doing this.

I just tried installing it but I'm getting a few errors. When I executed evelauncher.sh I got these errors
http://pastebin.com/bq7PstUA

Seeing how steam was mentioned a few times, I loaded up a non-wine version of steam. Now I'm receiving these errors.
http://pastebin.com/83YT9aGp


The issue seems to have something to do with these lines

t WebEngine locales directory not found at location /home/bryz/Downloads/Programs/EVE/evelauncher/qtwebengine_locales. Trying fallback directory... Translations MAY NOT not be correct.
[0621/045739:WARNING:resource_bundle.cc(291)] locale_file_path.empty() for locale
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; no appID found.
Either launch the game from Steam, or put the file steam_appid.txt containing the correct appID in your game folder.


If anyone could offer some suggestions or clarifications id greatly appreciate it.

Edit: Forgot to mention that i'm running Manjaro Linux with KDE.
rFEdeyX Thellere
YNCBAng
#198 - 2016-06-21 09:16:36 UTC
Works fine for me. Now running without freezes.
Arch Linux x64/Plasma5/gtx950
Ren Isu
State War Academy
Caldari State
#199 - 2016-06-21 23:00:48 UTC
Okay. This is awesome.
Thanks CCP Snorlax for a few reasons:
1) Extended the life of my POS laptop (and I'm not talking Player Owned Station)
2) Fixes *this* issue with my Intel HD Graphics card and gives sharper graphics to boot: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=200609

Ragnar STS
Arcane Odyssey
Electus Matari
#200 - 2016-06-21 23:40:20 UTC
Gave it a shot with a brand new test install of Linux Mint 18 (still beta).

Ran the evelauncher.sh and it starting doing things and looked very promising. Unfortunately the download hung. I ctrl-D'd it a few times, then decided to be nice and let it run overnight....definitely was hanging on download. After more ctrl-d and then restarting it via cli, it did finish up all the things. Unfortunately the paly button and the manual server launch buttons didn't seem to launch a client at all.

I installed playonlinux, which appears to have installed old wine 1.6.2. Now it seems to be at least launching the client. I'm curious if it is playing with the eve-wine-1.9 or if it is using ancient 1.6.2.

Initially framerate was sort of low, but then it popped up to where it should be.