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aefshadow
01-29-2007, 04:44 AM
Hey guys, is there a version of IL2 1946 for linux, if not is there anyone out there which has set up a linux version.

please is there anyone please would like to get a server up.


also how do you make another channel in game, which is the server channel so no one sees what commands you put it. as l am running commander program on another server.

WB_Outlaw
01-29-2007, 06:13 AM
There is no Linux version. It can be run using WINE (there are threads discussing this somewhere - probably the community help forum) or running a virtual Windows machine using VMware or any other virtualization package that supports a Windows OS. As far as performance goes, I couldn't rate either one.

--Outlaw.

Whirlin_merlin
01-29-2007, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by aefshadow:


also how do you make another channel in game, which is the server channel so no one sees what commands you put it. as l am running commander program on another server.

If you're asking what I thing your asking then:

In the second 'page' of chat which sould have All and MY army in the first to slots you need to add TO server (or might be TO Server ,memory is failing me).

Good idea to assign it to a slot with blanks either side to prevent accidently flashing the password.

aethertongue
01-29-2007, 06:55 AM
If anyone still bothered to do full gaming ports, it wouldn't be too difficult to port to Linux or Mac given the IL-2 engine supports OpenGL; however, no one really does that anymore, unfortunately.

However, as Outlaw suggested, you should be able to get it to work with WINE. Checkout Transgaming's Cedega (http://www.transgaming.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&file=index&func=display&ceid=29) which is a heavily modified WINE that is tweaked to support many Windows games. I checked their games database (http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/) and IL-2 Sturmovik and IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles are listed as being supported (didn't see Pacific Fighters on the list); 1946 is too new for them to have focused on it yet, but maybe they can be talked into it as they take suggestions from the community and that is what they use to determine which games to focus on adding support for.

Good luck and I feel your pain; I used to be a Linux zealot but my gaming addiction has required me to keep Windows around in some form (usually dual-booting). I've heard very good things about Cedega though, so you might consider getting it.

hamselv2
01-29-2007, 08:44 AM
IL-2 and Linux:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4471010983

http://www.freewebs.com/carbonfreeze/wine/wine.html

http://www.sturmovik.de/wiki/index.php?title=Linux_Dedicated_Server

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/7051071574

Ugly_Kid
01-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by aethertongue:
Checkout Transgaming's Cedega (http://www.transgaming.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&file=index&func=display&ceid=29) which is a heavily modified WINE that is tweaked to support many Windows games. I checked their games database (http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/) and IL-2 Sturmovik and IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles are listed as being supported

No no no no and NO! Hands of cedega, don't let you get sucked into it unless you're 100% sure you need it and you want it, which is not that obvious at all!

IL-2 works perfectly without cedega using almost any wine version. You might have issue with kernel boot options - I had to add noexec32=off to the end of kernel line in grub with a newer version of wine.

Only thing that is problematic with IL-2 is the installation. I am not sure whether full DVD versions fare better but otherwise you just need to copy it from windows partition and launch it.
Graphics need to be set to OpenGL and you need to get rid of CD check with rts.dll. Windows version needs to be set to Windows 2000 and that's about that.

For dedicated servers and such - check the previous post and once more hands off cedega.

Aaron_GT
01-29-2007, 11:52 AM
IL-2 works perfectly without cedega using almost any wine version.

No luck here with the latest (stable) wine on Ubuntu 6.10. Installation is fine, but running it - the prompt just returns after absolutely no sign of the game starting. The il2setup.exe runs like a dream, though.

Ugly_Kid
01-29-2007, 01:56 PM
You don't get any error message?
I am also running Ubuntu Edgy (64bit as a matter of fact) with wine-0.9.26.

Did you notify that noexec option on kernel line in grub?

Windows version in winecfg to Windows 2000?

For another matter it is necessary to link joysticks from under /dev/input/js* to /dev/js*

One can make this linking permanent by editing symlink rules:

sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/60-symlinks.rules

# Create Joystick /dev/js0, /dev/js1, etc using symlink
#(links /dev/input/jsX to /dev/jsX)
KERNEL=="js[0-9]*", SYMLINK+="%k"

This is a problem carbonfreeze seemed to have on his blog.

I am having personally some problems finding a utility that I could use to map POV hat to mouse and so on to allow better panning...