EVE and WINE   1 comment

It’s also been a long time since I’ve played any computer interactive game. Unfortunately a work colleague introduced me to EVE Online.
I’m usually playing EVE on Microsoft Windows, which I believe is the best platform for PC gaming.

It’s been a while since I dealt with WINE. In the old days WINE was very complicated to deal with.
I thought I should give it a try – EVE Online on CentOS.

This is a short, semi-tutorial post about how to run EVE Online on CentOS.
It’s fairly childish so even very young Linux users will be able to understand it easily.

Let’s go (as root):

# cat > /tmp/epel.conf <<EOF
name=\$releasever - \$basearch - epel

# yum -y -c /tmp/epel.conf install wine

Let’s get EVE Online (from now there’s no need for root user access):

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://content.eveonline.com/EVE_Premium_Setup_XXXXXX_m.exe

XXXXXX is obviously the version number, which is subject to change.

Let’s install EVE:

$ wine /tmp/EVE_Premium_Setup_XXXXXX_m.exe

OK, here’s the tricky part, if you’ll run it now, the EULA page will not display properly and you won’t be able to accept it. This is because it needs TrueType fonts.
We’ll need to install the package msttcorefonts, a quick look at google suggest you can follow the instructions found here.
Let’s configure the fonts in wine:

$ for font_file in `rpm -ql msttcorefonts`; do ln -s $font_file /home/dan/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts; done

Run EVE:

$ wine /home/dan/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/CCP/EVE/eve.exe

It’ll also most likely add a desktop icon for you, in case you didn’t notice.

EVE works nicely with WINE, an evident that WINE has gone a very long way since the last time I’ve used it!!

I believe these instructions can be generalized quite easily for recent fedora distros just as well.

Feel free to contact me on this issue in case you encounter any problems.

Posted February 4, 2010 by malkodan in Linux

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  1. this is awsome! im gona give this a try 🙂

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