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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I have next to zero experience with Unix/Ubuntu/Linux systems. Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on my machine and I'm trying to make it so that I can run League of Legends on it. I am a complete blank slate when it comes to terminal commands as I know none. I have tried to follow the following two explanations of how to set it up but my limited knowledge of ubuntu and wine are hampering me. I can't even figure out which version of Wine I need and which I have let alone get the patch to download/install. If there's any way, can anyone explain these steps in detail for someone that has never used a Linux machine before?


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The instructions I've tried to follow are
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/sh ... p?t=354696

and


http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... ngId=60521


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:32 am 
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I would start by reading the Wine uUsers Guide at http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/index

Install the current stable version and see what works before trying anything else.

Does League of Legends actually run on 64 bit?

Cheers

Alan


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Sorry, I should have said Install the current stable version of Wine and see what works before trying anything else.

Cheers

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the 64bit OS should be no problem, as Wine itself is 32bit
(although there's a 64bit version of wine in experimental state, I don't think he has installed it, as it's more difficult to find than the normal one)

what version of WINE do you have? try the stable version (1.2.2 afaik) or if this doesn't work, use 1.3.8 or 1.3.7. with 1.3.11 (most recent unstable) the patch described in the appDB doesn't work anymore (as stated there)


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:26 am 
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How can I tell which version of wine I'm running? I have wine installed, and have used it to get Steam which seems to be working fine. I've downloaded a free game 'Alien Swarm' and besides some minor troubles it has worked well. That being said, Steam doesn't have the games I want to play so I still need to figure out the league of legends thing. I have downloaded the League of Legends .exe file to my computer and when I right click and try to open with Wine it brings up what appears to be the installer without any graphics on it. It usually asks me where I want to install (I choose the default location) but then it crashes. I'm assuming this is because I haven't correctly done everything needed to set up wine on my computer to run the game. I run into problems with the guides because I don't know how to do what they are asking (like applying the wine patches for instance.) I know this is probably annoying because the walk-through is already written but I guess I need my hand held at this point. Thank you for all the help!


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Just checked Ubuntu Software Center to see if it had any information on which version of wine I was running. I've tried installing patches and using different code from various websites to install wine so I'm not sure if this is absolute but Software center says 'Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Beta Release)

Then below it says Version: 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~maverick1 (wine 1.2)



By the way, Alan, thank you for the link to that document. I will have some reading to do today after class.


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:48 am 
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P.S. When I try to run the installer it creates a file on my desktop named NA.01_10_2011 Inside are files like data1.cab.downloading and setup.exe.downloading I'm not sure what these files are for.


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:15 pm 
 
On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 10:31 -0600, DCarrollUSMC wrote:
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Just checked Ubuntu Software Center to see if it had any information on which version of wine I was running. I've tried installing patches and using different code from various websites to install wine so I'm not sure if this is absolute but Software center says 'Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Beta Release)

Then below it says Version: 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~maverick1 (wine 1.2)

From the command line: run the command: wine --version

Your distro's wine package will not, in general be the latest available
Wine version but, if the distro maintainers aren't asleep at the switch,
this should be upgraded every few weeks.

I have two RedHat Fedora releases installed because I play distro
leapfrog on my two Linux boxes. The last time I explicitly installed
Wine on either box was when I did a clean Linux install of the
then-current distro. I run a yum upgrade every week, so what is shown
below is a fair reflection of the Wine version in each of the Fedora
repos:

Fedora 13 wine-1.3.9
Fedora 14 wine-1.3.10
Wine latest wine-1.3.11


Martin


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:29 pm 
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running wine --version confirms that I have wine 1.2.2

being honest though I don't know what Fedora is or what a yum upgrade is. As I said, I am a complete novice to Linux systems and really anything outside of GUI control of a computer. Do I need a different version of wine for running League of Legends on my machine?


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:28 pm 
 
On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 12:29 -0600, DCarrollUSMC wrote:
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running wine --version confirms that I have wine 1.2.2

being honest though I don't know what Fedora is or what a yum upgrade
is.

OT comment, but Fedora is RedHat's free distro and yum is its package
manager.

There are two main Linux flavours: RedHat and Debian, with most of the
other distros being branches from this pair. These two families go about
some things in rather different ways and use different configuration
tools and package managers. Ubuntu is a Debian derivative.

What this discussion has shown is that Ubuntu is dragging its feet over
updating its official wine package. I seen to remember hearing somebody
volunteer to maintain an up to date unofficial Ubuntu package but don't
recall where it was to be found.

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As I said, I am a complete novice to Linux systems and really anything
outside of GUI control of a computer.

Learning about command line usage is a good idea if you're serious about
using Linux. Not understanding it restricts you to just using the stuff
that somebody else has pre-canned and put behind icons and menus. That
may have been fine for them but is possibly not quite what what you want
to do. Understanding the command line lets you combine standard programs
in ways that do exactly what you want and then to write a script (which
you can even attach an icon to) that calls command line programs to do
exactly what you wanted.

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Do I need a different version of wine for running League of Legends on
my machine?

Look at the League of Legends entry in the AppDB at www.winehq.com to
see how well it works and what's needed to make it run. Researching
anything you don't know about Wine in the Wiki before asking here will
make life easier for all of us and may get you an answer quicker as
well.

Similarly, use the Ubuntu forums and/or buy a Linux book to answer Linux
questions rather than asking here. I hear 'Linux for Dummies' is good,
though if you're a power user of another OS 'Linux in a Nutshell' might
be more to your taste.

Martin


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:17 pm 
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Martin,
Thank you for the response! I'm learning command line usage as both a hobby and in school for my Physics and Engineering classes as we use Fortran95 and Unix based commands in our programming. I know that this is something I need to learn if I want to take full advantage of of the OS and that's what my intent is.
With that being said, believe me, I realize that I am in over my head right now expecting to perform advanced operations in an OS that I am so inexperienced in. I appreciate the help, and apologize for packaging along some Linux questions in general along with my wine issues.
As it stands right now, all I'm really interested in is configuring my wine/machine to run LoL. At the current moment, I have Wine 1.2.2 installed and can't figure out how to do much more. That's where my interests lie. Thank you!


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:38 pm 
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It should be noted that Heroes of Newerth has a native Linux client.

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Do I need a different version of wine for running League of Legends on
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I did not know that HoN had that! I have lots of friends that play that game. Thank you very much for that information, however it does nothing for me getting LoL to work! heh


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