just showing that RS is working great in linux
just showing that RS is working great in linux
really tho I have used linux for about 2 years now and I must say that ubuntu 9.10 is really
stable for me. Its definitly faster than xp . and faster than win 7 by miles. I can run most
games with little effort. But to be honest... to play windows games on linux isnt hard in anyway.
The hard part is learning linux and researching the best ways to go about running windows native
software. this can be a little rough for new users. Linux has native games that are easy to install
like Heroes of New Earth and savage 2 , Quake 4 amd ETQW to name a few. As a operating system
its imo not superior to windows . But a good FREE equivalent. I like the fact i never get spyware or
viruses. I never have to defrag! If a bug exists .... Ubuntu is on a 6month release cycle instead of
5 years like windows. you get free support and up dates. And you also have a great community
to ask questions when making the switch.Things to remember are. Linux is not windows! there are
some stubborn windows apps that WILL NOT run on linux! But the are litterally 1000s of apps
that are free and will replace said apps. Linux take patience at first ...its not windows. Linux IS
easy! despite the learning cure it is easy. If you never used a windows machince before you
would have the same problem. Linux is light and easy on system resources. My machine has 4gb
of ram. Ubuntu uses only 470mb unlike my windows 7 computer using 1gb ram. There are no blue
screens in linux. I have in two years only experienced one crash and it was my fault. If a program
crashes the system most likely will not crash. I think these benifits are enough to make a viable
agrument for linux being a suitable substitue to windows or mac. Did mention its free?
I recommend installing WUBI . this a way to install linux in windows with out formatting your
disk. You will be able to boot into it and try it out with out risk of losing your windows partition.
If you chose linux as your Os I recomend either ubuntu or linux mint as they are the most user freindly.
Last edited by 5dolla; January 30, 2010 at 04:04 PM.
Nice. I may try it out on my VMware Fusion virtual partition under OS X.
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Latest versions are really not as problem as older, it is easy to install and to use - there are a lot of manuals and forums.
Last edited by Svyatoslav; January 31, 2010 at 05:05 AM.
Bot how does Linux emulate the Direct X needed for the game?
Just out of interest...
I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my work PC and just upgraded that to 10.04 (not without a problem but that was my fault). I have the ISO's for Karmic and Lucid. I have 238Gb free on this PC (not the newest but its OK):
AMD Athlon 64dual core, 5000+ 2.6GHz, Radeon 2400 with 256Mb RAM.
Anyway, the point is, I have loads of space and power and I am going to install a Ubuntu partition with a view of using that as the main partition in time rather than Vista.
So, anyone tried with Lucid yet? If so, what do you install it into? I tried Wine with 9.10 for my blackberry desktop and it just doesn't install (unrelated I know) so I don't have great confidence in it. What have you run RS in in Linux?
Now a quick question, what exactly do I need to be able to play RS 1.6 on a ubuntu net book? I already have wine on it but is there anything else that I need to get it to run properly.
Try it out and then post the error message if it's not working.
Btw, why would you even bother playing RS on Linux? I like Linux too, but why bother playing on it when I can use Windows for that...
Good point, out of interest mainly as most of the things I use I can do better in Linux now. That said, I would need to create a separate copy installed in Linux for any game I wanted to play, and some of them may not play at all. I'll probably just leave the games in windows partition for now. Not like I'm about to run out space - I've got at least 2Tb's.
I try run RS II on ubuntu 10.10 via Wine, but no suces yet
Just got Rome and BI up and running on Linux Mint 10 Julia (Ubuntu 10.10), using Wine 1.2. It took me a while to figure out how to get it to install. Once it was in, it ran well right away.
Here's what I did:
Install Linux (I used the Mint package from www.linuxmint.com); install any updates.
Install Wine (rather than use the package manager, I installed from WineHQ's website: www.winehq.org/download; select 'download Ubuntu packages; select 'click this link to install the wine 1.2 package' [this is the latest stable version])
PlayOnLinux does simplify the process of installing a game, but it didn't work for me with Rome TW. Here is what worked for me:
1. Open the Terminal (yes terminal is scary to newbies - of which I am one - but there are only a few commands needed for this process)
2. Insert the first disc of the Rome set (I installed the Rome TW Gold Edition).
3. You need to know what drive letter Linux has assigned your CD / DVD drive. Mine has been assigned the D letter. Type this command in the Terminal: 'wine start 'D: \Setup.exe' Setup.exe is the name of the executable that launches the Rome TW installation process. If your CD drive has been assigned a letter other than D, use that letter in the Terminal command.
4. Wine should open a window with two panes, a left and a right. You are now working withing the virtual Windows environment. In the right pane, find 'Setup.exe' and double-click. This should launch the Rome TW installation process.
5. A problem with Wine is installing programs that have multiple installation discs. Gold edition has three discs for Rome. Wait until the process asks for the second disc.
6. Open a new Terminal. Don't worry about the old one. It's not bothering anyone.
7. In the new terminal type this phrase: 'wine eject'
This tells Wine to eject the disc. Put in the second disc.
8. The problem now is getting Wine to recognize and proceed with the installation that is in progress. After you have loaded the disc, type the following phrase in the same terminal from step 6: 'sudo mount /dev/cdrom' (you will be asked for your administrator password)
9. Watch the pair of panels in Wine that previously showed you the contents of the first disc. Once the second disc has loaded, it should show you the contents of the second disc (I believe it is cab3). After the second disc's contents have loaded in Wine, then and only then should you click to continue the installation. If all is well, the installation should continue.
10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 for the third disc.
11. That should be it. Linux automatically placed shortcuts on my desktop. The game should be installed.
A useful adjustment that I have found is in the Wine configuration. In Wine Configuration go to the 'graphics' tab and check the option to 'Allow DirectX apps to stop the mouse leaving their window'. This solved some problems I had moving around the 3D battlefield.
A final note: The problem with Linux is that what worked for one person may not work for another. This install sequence is what worked for me. Here are my system specs:
Linux Mint 10 Julia (Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat) x64
Intel E5300 Pentium Duo with 2.6 Ghz
640 GB hard-drive, 6 GB Ram
Nvidia G210 graphics card (Nvidia's Linux driver works really well for me)
Some things that are different: The load screens look weird, and there is no scrolling background in the main menu, but the campaign and battles operate perfectly. I was also able to install BI with no trouble, using the same process listed above (as BI only has one disc, there was no worry about the disc swapping process).
I'm just a newbie at Linux - I've been using it for a week - so if this process doesn't work I don't know if I'll be able to help. Just wanted to put this out there; maybe it'll aid someone in playing this game again.
Last edited by DonDiego256; March 04, 2011 at 08:08 PM.
Just a line to say I have discovered another way to complete multiple-disc installs in Wine, which I think is much better than my previous post (the method was a little clunky IMO). Here it is:
1. Insert the first disc into the hard drive.
2. Open a terminal and type:
'sudo wineconsole cmd'
This should open what looks like a traditional Windows command-line.
3. Know what letter Wine assigns your CD drive. Wine assigned my CD drive the D letter; if yours is different, be sure to substitute your correct letter in the following instructions.
4. Change to the D drive by typing 'D:' This should change you to the CD drive.
5. Type the name of the setup file you want to run. In my case, I typed 'Setup.exe'. The installation program should load.
6. Before continuing with the installation, be sure to change the drive in the wine console from D to another letter, such as the C drive, by typing 'C:' Continue with the installation of the first program disk.
7. The reason we ad to change out of the D drive in the console is that by having D (the CD drive) as the root folder in the console would result in Wine seeing the drive as still in use - even if the installation program were asking for the second disk. By switching to a different drive, Wine still sees the CD drive, but the CD drive is no longer the root in the terminal. Thus we are free to eject the first disc and load the second.
8. When asked for the next disc, eject the first disc by typing 'Eject' in the console. The CD tray should open, and you should be able to change discs.
9. Insert the next CD, and close the CD tray. Wait for the Linux system to recognize the disc before pressing 'continue' on the installation. Once you do, installation should continue.
10. Keep ejecting discs using the Wine console as often as is required. Each time, wait for the system to load the disc before continuing with the installation.
This worked for me on Ubuntu 10.04. I could not get either method to work on 11.04 Natty Narwhal - it's either me and my computer, or Natty is still a little buggy.
So is there is no way to use 11.04? I have dual boot win7/ubuntu 11.04, there are some things I still use windows for such as some excel work (doesn't work so well on the OpenOffice or Libre) but I use 10.10 for work so I'm pretty unix and linux savvy. I've never tried these on linux, maybe I'll give it a whirl. I could use a 10.10 distro as well but it would be easier to just use 11.04. Have you tried copying the disks to the system and having them load from there?
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