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Offline AcidWeb

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AI War - Linux installer
« on: August 25, 2009, 05:59:22 AM »

Look at new topic:
http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,7246.0.html


INSTALLER DON'T WORK PROPERLY! YOU WILL JUST WASTE TIME.
WINE is not ready to run AI War.
AI War works at VMWare Windows guest hosts.
VirtualBox hosts _don`t_ work.

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First of all this installer is still very very simple - no download resume and any error recovery - so consider it as alpha release. If something go wrong you must start from scratch.
I tested AI War on 4 different computers and performance was different on each so you must check it for yourself. Only at one test machine it works playable. Don`t install it at guest Linux VM - it will not work.

Prerequisites:
  • Wine 1.1.28
  • wget
  • cabextract

Instructions:

Installer downloads about 500mb of prerequisites so it can take a while  ;)
Auto-updater should work but we will see after 1.014 release.

I'm _very_ interested about performance so - feedback please.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2010, 04:34:58 AM by AcidWeb »

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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 06:25:37 AM »
I'm on it!

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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 09:26:24 AM »
Stickied!  But also moved to tech support, because it is more of that sort of how-to. :)

Thanks for doing this!
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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 11:10:25 AM »
First of all this installer is still very very simple - no download resume and any error recovery - so consider it as alpha release. If something go wrong you must start from scratch.
I tested AI War on 4 different computers and performance was different on each so you must check it for yourself. Only at one test machine it works playable. Don`t install it at VM - it will not work.

Is there a manual version of the steps, or source for the installer?  I'd love to give this a shot on wine-on-OSX as well...

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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 11:55:27 AM »
First of all this installer is still very very simple - no download resume and any error recovery - so consider it as alpha release. If something go wrong you must start from scratch.
I tested AI War on 4 different computers and performance was different on each so you must check it for yourself. Only at one test machine it works playable. Don`t install it at VM - it will not work.

Is there a manual version of the steps, or source for the installer?  I'd love to give this a shot on wine-on-OSX as well...

Wine on OSX got msiexec tool?

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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 12:01:39 PM »
Wine on OSX got msiexec tool?

Yup.  Wine on OSX is pretty much like Wine everywhere else.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
Wine on OSX got msiexec tool?

Yup.  Wine on OSX is pretty much like Wine everywhere else.

Bash support? Because you will be using winetricks script - http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks

Install dxdx9 and dotnet20 thru winetricks (You can try do it manually.).
Download:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe
http://slimdx.googlecode.com/files/SlimDX%20Runtime%20%28March%202009%20SP1%29.msi

Install dotnetfx35.exe thru wine. Slim msi and AI War msi thru msiexec.

Good luck... you will need it.

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Re: AI War - Linux installer
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 05:48:01 PM »
Yay! One day when I have way too much time I might get Wine-on-OSX and this.

For everything else there's Mastercard BOOT CAMP.

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009, 12:54:03 PM »
Next version will be wrapped in a multiplatform GUI installer - InstallJammer.
So will be looking pretty  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 12:59:43 PM »
Nice!
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2009, 03:45:40 PM »
Just a short status, I will edit this later: it's not a .gz file, it's a .tar, I got an error (File Roller/Gnome) unpacking it. Removing the suffix made it accessible.

After downloading dotnet3.5 some unpacking happens but then the setup of dotnet errors out with a requester (Setup.exe discovers...blah...need to close...). Your installation routine continues regardless, but when I start the game I get some error requesters pointing to the file I added. The license-requester pops up and the music plays, but then it quits to desktop when I close the requesters.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2009, 04:07:25 PM »
Just a short status, I will edit this later: it's not a .gz file, it's a .tar, I got an error (File Roller/Gnome) unpacking it. Removing the suffix made it accessible.

$ tar -xvf aiwar.tar

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2009, 04:13:26 PM »
Just a short status, I will edit this later: it's not a .gz file, it's a .tar, I got an error (File Roller/Gnome) unpacking it. Removing the suffix made it accessible.

Whoops!

Next version will be one monolithic binary so consider that problem solved :)

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2009, 04:27:09 PM »
After downloading dotnet3.5 some unpacking happens but then the setup of dotnet errors out with a requester (Setup.exe discovers...blah...need to close...). Your installation routine continues regardless, but when I start the game I get some error requesters pointing to the file I added. The license-requester pops up and the music plays, but then it quits to desktop when I close the requesters.

You using wine 1.1.28?

Game crashed because Net 3.5 is not installed.

 

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