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Posted By: NEO_CLAW DD on linux - 16/07/03 09:45 PM
Are there a way I can run <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> in Linux?
Posted By: Viper Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 06:32 AM
you'd better ask this in a <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> related forum, I'd suggest the 'general' forum
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:13 AM
Hi Neo_Claw,

try it with Wine or Transgaming's WineX.

HTH

Xanlosch

Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 12:57 PM
I have tried wine, but it does not work <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 12:58 PM
And im sorry Viper. It was a mistake...
Posted By: Viper Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 02:39 PM
no need to apologize, I was just redirecting you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 03:05 PM
Hi,

first off all, i'm not a native english speaker !

Ok, what is to do, that <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> run under linux:

- the game must be installed unter windows with all patches.
- start linux.
- get the lastest version of wine from their [url=http://www.winehq.com]site.
- install wine-sources: ./configure && make depend && make && su -c "make install"
(i take in the configure-options: --disable-debug --disable-trace --enable-opengl)
- go to the directory where <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> is installed, for example /dos2/games/Divine Divinity
(/dos2 is my mount-point for a vfat-partition)
- go to the subdirectory called Run
- start the "configtool.exe" with "wine configtool.exe" and make the following options:
- software-rendering
- 800x600
- skip test
- start the test <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
- mount your dvd/cdrom with the game-cd !
- run <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> with "wine div.exe"
- have fun <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

I tested this with the german version of <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> and the 2 latest patches.

On my <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" />-Page comes soon a more explained description of this.

A screenshoot of a running <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> under [url=http://xanlosch.piranho.com/grafik/div_linux.jpg]linux.

Xanlosch
Posted By: the_bean Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 04:14 PM
but you first have to install <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> under windows? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

what's the use of playing it under linux then?

i never understood those crazy linux-ers <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 04:16 PM
nice site Xanlosch.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
hard for me to de-cipher, but i did see you have a voting link for <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/riftrunner.gif" alt="" /> there <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
nice screenshot too! .
...thats my first glimpse of a linux desktop..... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
(don't get out much) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />

nice job! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 04:21 PM
The reason is, that the install-program wan't install under linux. I don't figure out why. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" /> (The cd is mounted and the install-process is on the way but the installprogram dont find the cd !)

I write first a german article howto install it under linux and will translate him later.

If somebody help me for the translation, contact me, because my english is terrible.

Xanlosch
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 04:47 PM
Thanks. I am so happy that I now can play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> under Linux <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
(and thanks for explaining everything)
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 05:45 PM
It is nice somebody to help. Linux-Questions ? Ask me !

The german part is now only under my site.

Xanlosch
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:25 PM
What does "&&" means?
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:28 PM
The && means that the second command only executed when the first was successfully executed.
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:33 PM
You are realy good at Linux.
May I ask: what kind do you use? (Mandrake? Suse? or something else?)
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:39 PM
I use GNU/Linux since 4 or 5 years. First distribution was SuSE and since a half year i use my own distribution which based on the book from LinuxFromScratch or short LFS. You must compile everything yourself and you know what you install.
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:40 PM
Cool. Are there a place I can download your distribution? (is it on english?)
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:50 PM
Sorry, it is not my distribution. The owner is Gerard Beekmans. I think he is from the Netherland and live now in Canada.

My advise to you is: Read the book, read it again. It is not easy and follow the book in every instruction.

Xanlosch
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 07:57 PM
And to "the_bean".
For example: You can play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> in a window. and play on a very stable system <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/alien.gif" alt="" /> (Linux rulez) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/alien.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:02 PM
sounds very interesting..... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />

is it hard to learn....? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/puppyeyes.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:04 PM
not realy. Try Mandrake or Suse Linux. (i use Mandrake)
its pretty easy if you can some dos commands.
Posted By: Jurak Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:05 PM
me -n-dos are old buddies.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:06 PM
so is linux a good choice for you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />
(but its a good idea to have windows installed too)
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:11 PM
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is it hard to learn....? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/puppyeyes.gif" alt="" />


What do you mean: build a linux from scratch or build wine ?

Building a linux from scratch is hard when you have no or less linux experience. It is easier when you have a lot of experience.

Building wine is a lot simpler but you must know what you have to do, too.

Xanlosch
Posted By: Jurak Re: DD on linux - 17/07/03 08:56 PM
i think that interests me......i'll have a gander...... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Merc101 Re: DD on linux - 18/07/03 11:37 AM
First version I installed was "Slackware" a long time ago. Was not a problem until it came time to get "X-Windows" working. Then you had to know the specifics of your Video Card and Monitor or you could fry a monitor very quickly if you ran too high frequency for the monitor. Now a days distos like "Suse, Redhat, Mandrake, etc" will step you thru it and will do almost all the configurations for you. But you still need to read every step like "Xan" said just to make sure not to make a mistake. Most of time you can download the distro fro free as a image file and then burn the image to a cd if you want it for free. But be warned that most images are huge (Mandrake I believe is 4 or 5 CDs with just about everything). Or you can buy the distos at places like "http://cart.cheapbytes.com". Also a good Linux Book will definitly be a big help also!! Enjoy!

Bill....... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: DD on linux - 18/07/03 04:55 PM
thanks for the insight.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Gia Re: DD on linux - 18/07/03 06:48 PM
I was reading the past posts. This thread is really helpful. I prefer any UNIX system over windows. Unfortunately, most games are released for windows. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" />

I am bookmarking your site Xanlosch. Thanks for the info! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

Thanks Neo_Claw for starting the thread. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 18/07/03 09:10 PM
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Thanks Neo_Claw for starting the thread. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


No problem <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 14/08/03 06:19 AM
Hi,

i have some good news for all who play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> on Linux:

I have updated my english page for the instructions and include a description how you can install <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> on linux.

Testers and any feedback are welcome .

Have fun and may the pinguin with you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Xanlosch
Posted By: dunyain Re: DD on linux - 14/08/03 12:43 PM
Xanlosch:
Your site looks great (though I don't really know, I can't understand it). I'm drawing this from your instructions (very nice, if I may say so). Out of curiosity, what program are you using to go between Windows and Linux (Lindows?)
I'm trying to make the switch though not finding a good program (well thoroughly tested at least) that allows me to run both. any help would be greatly appreciated.

dunyain
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 14/08/03 12:59 PM
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Out of curiosity, what program are you using to go between Windows and Linux (Lindows?)
I'm trying to make the switch though not finding a good program (well thoroughly tested at least) that allows me to run both. any help would be greatly appreciated.


I hope i understanding you right: you search for a program where you can start windows programs on linux ? You can use VMWare but you must buy it or you take Wine for free.

The difference between VMWare and Wine are: VMWare simulate a complete intel-based PC and Wine emulate the most of the Windows-API-Calls. You need for both a fast cpu and a lot of ram. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

If you asked for a GNU/Linux-distributation: for newbies are RedHat, SuSE or Mandrake good. I can you give an adivise: get a few different distributions, test and compare they yourselve and use one.

Xanlosch
Posted By: dunyain Re: DD on linux - 14/08/03 01:02 PM
Awesome thanks alot, I'll check those out!

dunyain
Posted By: Shyon Re: DD on linux - 14/08/03 01:33 PM
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so is linux a good choice for you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />
(but its a good idea to have windows installed too)


Of course you can't play all windows games on linux.
Posted By: Lynn Re: DD on linux - 17/08/03 07:36 PM
As you can see, I made a sticky about this thread as it can be interesting for some people playing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" />
But please keep in mind, that these instructions are not supported by Larian Studios. If you are in need of technical support for <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> under Linux, please contact Xanlosch: [email]xanlosh@lycos.de [/email]
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 03/11/03 09:24 PM
Does any play DD on linux or do all use Microsucks Windoze?
Posted By: Hunter Re: DD on linux - 24/11/03 12:58 PM
oh my God,

shall we start windows bashing? As long as I can play DD I don't care which OS I have installed. Windows is a remarkable OS and also is MacOS and RedHat and SunOS and so on...
Posted By: Hellsminion Re: DD on linux - 01/12/03 05:01 PM
what is the difference between windows and linux? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: DD on linux - 01/12/03 05:27 PM
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what is the difference between windows and linux? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />


Saying your the Best and being the best <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: DD on linux - 01/12/03 09:16 PM
I prefer BeOS. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: oBosch Re: DD on linux - 02/12/03 01:39 PM
I like Linux and BeOs
but come on people, I mean nothing like Windows!!!

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/alien.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 09/12/03 11:35 AM
I use: Mandrake Linux 9.2, Windows 98 SE and Windows XP Professional. I use windows for games, and Linux for school-work and programming.
But sometimes i play DD on Linux.
One of the cool things about Linux is, that the most of the software is free, and can be downloaded from the internet. The bad thing about Linux is that it dont have DirectX, that many games requires. Therefore i use windows for games.
(i'm using Linux in this moment)
Posted By: TheUnknown Re: DD on linux - 09/12/03 11:40 AM
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Does any play DD on linux or do all use Microsucks Windoze?


I play it on Linux, because i'm too lazy to reboot only for my few games <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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Out of curiosity, what program are you using to go between Windows and Linux (Lindows?)


besides the mentioned VMWare and Wine, you could also use WineX (www.transgaming.com) - it's a Wine with extended DirectX-Support and (in the commercial version) support of diverse copy-protections. So you could say its a special wine-version for games.
Posted By: NEO_CLAW Re: DD on linux - 09/12/03 12:44 PM
I know. But WineX is not free <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: TheUnknown Re: DD on linux - 09/12/03 02:12 PM
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I know. But WineX is not free <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />


You could compile also WineX for free, from the CVS-source - only the copy-protection-hacks and the Point2Play-Application is not included there.
Posted By: Xanlosch Re: DD on linux - 04/02/05 12:26 PM
I would you only inform that my homepage has been moved. The new location is http://www.xanlosch.de and the description "Divinity on Linux" can be found here. A few improvements have be done but a smaller part must been done <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

When the next Wine release is out i will post a short description for the <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" />-Demo on Linux.

Posted By: TheHobgoblinOfLittleMinds Re: DD on linux - 02/03/07 04:41 AM
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sounds very interesting..... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />

is it hard to learn....? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/puppyeyes.gif" alt="" />


Depends on the version of linux, I think. Certain versions are very user friendly, like mandriva, and some are more advanced.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: DD on linux - 03/03/07 09:22 AM
Interesting. "Advanced" as an Euphemism for "not user friendly". <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: bendoris Re: DD on linux - 14/11/08 03:33 AM
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Posted By: sciphigeek Re: DD on linux - 16/12/08 08:57 PM
I just thought i'd say that it is cool to see other people playing div on 'nix

I personally use Ubuntu, Hardy release, playing div (English CD plus lastest patch) through Wine from the winehq repository. I have configured it manually with all the dll files suggested by Xan as not all of them are available from the wine config gui tool. div didn't work without those dll files for me frown The other configurations specific to div I've had to do is: "use as windows 98", emulate a desktop at 1024x1280, disallow window decoration, disable Direct 3D, and select basic under Direct Sound. Those not using Wine 1.1.10 may not have a clue what the above refers to!

I can't get div to work on my Windows XP partition as it crashes every 21 1/2 minutes to the second so for me linux as Ubuntu with Wine means I get to play div cheer
Posted By: meme Re: DD on linux - 22/05/13 03:27 PM
Why does it crash on xp ? I'm running on windows 7 64; and before that xp without issues. I tried running it under wine but my linux box has a rather poor graphics video subsystem and it didn't run very well.
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