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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2010, 09:24:44 AM »
The NativeMsi thing worked! :D I was expecting to have to do more tweaking to actually get the game running, but it seems to be working fine. It's having some performance issues, but I think that's an issue with running it in a VM.

I'm now running TSL in Ubunti 10.04 in a virtual machine running on Windows 7! ;D
thats great!  yeah I figured the native MSI thing would work.  Occasionally there are some minor flaws in the community made winetricks scripts.  The whole VM thing might be the reason the winetricks MSI wouldn't work, but I am glad the native one did.

so yeah.  yet again, wine PWNS.
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2010, 06:11:22 PM »
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cool.  nVidia 5200FX over here.  Honestly don't know on the drivers, they are the ones from the arch AUR. (the nvidia ones, not the opensource crap ones)
I got the nvidia ones... for better or worse. The previous version was buggy as hell and randomly froze my computer. I had to disable Compiz and browse through forums for weeks before finding out the cause.

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well yeah.  glad you got it working.  I should add the texdt size thing as a bug.  for some reason mine started with the text small by default but for other people it seems to not start like that.....  it is a bug either way.  maybe it will be fixed but I don't think it's a huge deal.

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ahh.  thank you for adding your test results!  always good to have a record of people who got it working.  think you could add that screenshot as well?  I will add one from mine too.  good to have as much info as possible over there.
UPDATE: I added a screenshot.
Sorry for asking, when you say adding a screenshot, do you mean on WineHQ?
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »
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cool.  nVidia 5200FX over here.  Honestly don't know on the drivers, they are the ones from the arch AUR. (the nvidia ones, not the opensource crap ones)
I got the nvidia ones... for better or worse. The previous version was buggy as hell and randomly froze my computer. I had to disable Compiz and browse through forums for weeks before finding out the cause.
I have always had terrible luck with anything but the nvidia nonfree drivers.  those have always treated me well.  the opensource ones don't have 3d acceleration, so I don't think they would work nearly as well for TSL or anything really.

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Sorry for asking, when you say adding a screenshot, do you mean on WineHQ?
yep.  it would be nice.  it's not needed but the more info/data they have, the better.  because some linux users might see the site but not really look, register, or ask for help and just think like "I wonder if it works in wine.  let's check the appdb" and if they see lots of data about it working they will be more likely to download it.

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Epic huge update to the first post.  it is now a semi comprehensive guide.
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2010, 04:47:10 PM »
Hi atec123,

OK, I finally finished the game under Linux. Everything went smoothly, nothing unusual to report. I created an account on Wine HQ and posted 3 screenshots plus an entry for the test results. All are waiting for reviewing  ;)

I have a question. How do you take a snapshot without having to killapp TSL? Whenever I hit PRTSCR, Gnome will take a snapshot, but TSL gets frozen.

Thanks
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2010, 05:00:28 PM »
Hi atec123,

OK, I finally finished the game under Linux. Everything went smoothly, nothing unusual to report. I created an account on Wine HQ and posted 3 screenshots plus an entry for the test results. All are waiting for reviewing  ;)

I have a question. How do you take a snapshot without having to killapp TSL? Whenever I hit PRTSCR, Gnome will take a snapshot, but TSL gets frozen.

Thanks
run TSL in windowed mode and run the screenshot app (In gnome, applications, accesorries, screenshot), then have it take a screenshot of just the TSL window.  worked for me.  But you can't take fullscreen  screenshots.  you can't do that in windows on TSL either though from what I hear.  a minor limitation of the tourque engine I guess.
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2010, 03:28:09 PM »
OK that worked. Thanks!
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2010, 03:30:47 PM »
OK that worked. Thanks!
no problem.  and I see your test results are up.  good!
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2010, 04:43:13 PM »
Hey, atec. I just wanted to say that you're doing a great job of supporting the Linux/Mac users! :D

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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2010, 07:14:08 PM »
Hey, atec. I just wanted to say that you're doing a great job of supporting the Linux/Mac users! :D
thanks!  When I initially started testing I didn't really intend to really be the tech support for it, but once I submitted my results, had some people test it and learned more (and became the maintainer), I decided to be the tech support for it, and so far it seems to be doing ok. :)
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2010, 07:48:35 PM »
I second the kudos.  You're pretty much single-handedly responsible for me being able to play the second episode AT ALL.  So thanks for that.  ;)  It's nice to learn something new about one's machine, too.  I've since run several AGS games through Wine as well.  It's a great little program.

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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2010, 07:52:31 PM »
I second the kudos.  You're pretty much single-handedly responsible for me being able to play the second episode AT ALL.  So thanks for that.  ;)  It's nice to learn something new about one's machine, too.  I've since run several AGS games through Wine as well.  It's a great little program.
ahh thanks!  Wine is amazing.  I don't have a windows system and Most non old KQ games I play are run through wine (the original KQs are run in windows 3.1 in dosbox).  I run Myst, Riven, ROTS, Rhem1-3, Myst 3, all those puzzly games.  And obviously a bunch of AGS games.  only thing with that is the intro movies don't play on some games. (IA KQ3 for example)

so yeah.  thanks and glad I helped you get TSL working/learn some stuffs. :)
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2010, 03:25:59 PM »
OK that worked. Thanks!
no problem.  and I see your test results are up.  good!
None of my screenshots are on Wine HQ, yet. But that's OK. Ep 3-5 are eventually going to come out, so there will be plenty to post.

I would like to add my thanks as well. Thank you atec123 for taking the time to help us out!
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2010, 04:12:42 PM »
Atec, did you ever get someone to try TSL WINE in OS X? If not, I'll try.

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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2010, 04:16:15 PM »
Atec, did you ever get someone to try TSL WINE in OS X? If not, I'll try.
A few people so far.

.....but you should still try :P
OK that worked. Thanks!
no problem.  and I see your test results are up.  good!
None of my screenshots are on Wine HQ, yet. But that's OK. Ep 3-5 are eventually going to come out, so there will be plenty to post.

I would like to ass my thanks as well. Thank you atec123 for taking the time to help us out!
Never heard that phrase before, but OK. haha
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2010, 04:20:59 PM »
Sooo....what do I do?

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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2010, 05:07:01 PM »
Atec, did you ever get someone to try TSL WINE in OS X? If not, I'll try.
A few people so far.

.....but you should still try :P
OK that worked. Thanks!
no problem.  and I see your test results are up.  good!
None of my screenshots are on Wine HQ, yet. But that's OK. Ep 3-5 are eventually going to come out, so there will be plenty to post.

I would like to ass my thanks as well. Thank you atec123 for taking the time to help us out!
Never heard that phrase before, but OK. haha
Freudian slip... Sorry... I mean to say:

I would like to add my thanks as well. Thank you atec123 for taking the time to help us out!
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2010, 07:24:49 PM »
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Freudian slip... Sorry... I mean to say:

I would like to add my thanks as well. Thank you atec123 for taking the time to help us out!
figured.  I was just messing with you. :P
Sooo....what do I do?
read the first post.  since you last saw this thread it has been updated into a somewhat comprehensive and understandable guide.
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2010, 07:34:05 PM »
since you last saw this thread it has been updated into a somewhat comprehensive and understandable guide.

XD Haha, ok. I will get into this tomorrow or the day after. So you can run the .exe installer in WINE?

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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2010, 07:36:26 PM »
since you last saw this thread it has been updated into a somewhat comprehensive and understandable guide.

XD Haha, ok. I will get into this tomorrow or the day after. So you can run the .exe installer in WINE?
actually it's a .msi installer.

but yes, after a small modification (don't worry.  it's just some copy+paste.  nothing too crazy)
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Re: TSL in Linux/OSX via Wine -- testing
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2010, 07:39:23 PM »
Oh, right. My bad.

I'm fairly skilled with technology, so if you wrote a decent guide, I'm confident I'll get it to work.

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