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Author Topic: ShipSim running in Linux with PlayonLinux frontend for Wine.  (Read 3312 times)

MokMok

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Wine is a kind of an emulator which is used to run Windows programs in Linux. There is a frontend for Wine which is called "Play on Linux". It can be downloaded at http://www.playonlinux.com/en/. I would like to encourage you to experiment with this program to try running ShipSimulator smoothly under Linux. Many people are using Linux now instead of using Windows. A very popular Linux distribution is Linux Mint.

At http://www.dedoimedo.com/games/wine-directx.html and http://www.wine-reviews.net/wine-reviews/microsoft/directx-90c-march-2008-redistributable-on-linux-with-wine.html you can read instructions about setting up DirectX 9.0c correctly in Wine.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 19:36:32 by MokMok »
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MokMok

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Re: ShipSim running in Linux with PlayonLinux frontend for Wine.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 21:26:09 »

I have installed Wine 1.6 and Playonlinux under Linux Mint 17 Xfce. In Playonlinux I have installes Shipsim Extremes and it runs fine when launched from Playonlinux itself. But when I have installed in Playonlinux Shipsim 2008 or JumboJavelin which is based upon Shipsim 2008, and I launch this from Playonlinux, I get an error message telling that the StartGame.cgr can not be loaded. But this file is in the Jumbo Javelin folder where it should be.

Problem has been fixed. In the configuration screen of the game in Playonlinux I have to change the Wine version from System to an other version. In the DLL overrides list I have to change "quartz"="native" to "quartz"="builtin".
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 12:18:09 by MokMok »
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MokMok

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Re: ShipSim running in Linux with PlayonLinux frontend for Wine.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 21:30:12 »

To install SSE 2010 in Wine under Linux , you have to use the script Winetricks to install the d3dx9 DLLs (Directx9c) which is needed by SSE 2010. Do not install Directx9c when installing SSE 2010, because installing the whole bunch of Directx9c can cause problems. See http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-fbaa851e07d7484640cc10b6d0c48abc741260b2.

Make sure to have the latest stable Wine version, which can be downloaded at http://www.winehq.org/download/.

In Ubuntu or Linux Mint do the following to install Wine:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.6

Using Winetricks:

In a terminal type the following commands:

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wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
sh winetricks d3dx9

In case of troubles running SSE 2010 under Wine, take a look at the following websites:
http://wiki.winehq.org/HowTo, http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ, http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks and http://forum.winehq.org/.

« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 21:35:12 by MokMok »
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whitestarline1912

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Re: ShipSim running in Linux with PlayonLinux frontend for Wine.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 16:26:15 »

Do you know how well it runs multiplayer and the multiplayer server?
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