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Avernum EftP and CS for Linux

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Anyone from spiderweb games thought of making a linux release of the game?


I have Ubuntu running on a laptop and Wine handles Geneforge among other old Games just fine; including the old Avernum games.

I prefer the "Avernum: Escape from the Pit" since the graphics are more updated as well as the animations, however when I tried to run the install through Wine, it would halt and not install. Including Geneforge 5.


I got Avernum II through Steam and it won't install that since it's not linux supported.


If they prefer not to because of the hassle. Then that's fine; I accept it. I was just wondering if it was ever taken into consideration since the game is now running on Android and Android runs on Linux.

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit runs flawlessly in Wine on Linux Mint for me. Do you have the latest version of Wine? Did you set the file to be executable and just run it in the Wine Program Loader? That's all I had to do.


Not the same story with Ubuntu. I run it several times using the Wine Program Loader. It unpacks it, but never installs or give me a directory or terms of agreement or that sort of stuff. After it upacks, it removes itself from my task bar and kills the process.

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Do you meet the minimum system requirements? Is Wine up to date? Here's the site: http://winehq.com/ Current version is 1.6.2. You can see your version by opening the Wine configuration app and clicking the About tab. Whether it's Linux Mint or Ubuntu probably makes little difference, as most of the underlying architecture in Linux Mint is pulled from Ubuntu.


Are you getting any error messages, any at all? At what specific point does it hang? When you say "hang" do you mean the installer freezes? Does Wine freeze? Does the whole computer freeze? Does it quit spontaneously?

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