So yesterday the new version of Wine (the windows emulator for Linux) came out. I have not had very much problems with the old version 1.21, the only problem is that the autopatcher for new versions of EVE-Online did not work. And one person has reported that the only thing that was wrong with that was that the code was trying to call a function for setting the priority of the download and that was not implemented in Wine so the call returned an error and the download failed.
But he fixed that, wrote a small stub function that only returns OK, and that is now included in the 1.22 version so I would liked to have that going.
So i let the upgrade program do it works and had wine 1.22 running in no time.
Started up eve and “Oh No” – when I was inside the station i only had a black screen – no interior at all. So out in space and my show is permanently cloaked – even for me 🙁
So reading a bit in the forum it seems that this is a bug in the ATI driver and there is a patch for it, and apparently it should work on Nvidia cards. It might be the fact that i am running a bit old version of the Nvidia drivers. I am running the 169.12 version and the new version that is out is 180.51 so perhaps it is time to think of upgrading that, but as i am about to upgrade the whole system (I don’t like it and don’t have the time, but have to eventually) to the new version 9.04, I think I will do it then.
So now I need to downgrade to version 1.21 to have my game going as I whant it. I can live with the fact that I have to download the patches manually.
First i need to download the old version. You just go into the link on the wne HQ page and go to the Ubuntu pages and the old archives (here) and download the old version (1.21).
Then you install that with dpkg:
sudo dpkg --install wine_1.1.21~winehq0~ubuntu~8.04-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Next thing you need to do is to lock the version. if you dont do that the system will upgrade wine next time you run the upgrade program. And you do that with:
echo wine hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections
And if you as me have Synaptic package manager installed, you can go in there and lock the version also.
This now get me a god working wine that pays my eve, and I have to live with the not working autopatcher for now.