Has anyone tried to get this DDO mmorpg to work on SUSE?
Hello gnomemercy and welcome to the community!
I don’t want to sound rude but there’s a lot information missing in your post.
So could you tell us which version of openSUSE you have?
And which version of wine?
If you use KDE or GNOME?
I assume you know that you can’t run Windows programs under Linux natively.
You can use Wine to run most Windows programs under Linux.
The first thing I do when I’m going to run a Windows program under Wine is looking for some one who tried it before.
In the AppDB of Wine you can find lots of reports.
Here’s the AppDB page of DDO: WineHQ - Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
You’ll see that the game has a Gold rating which means that it works mostly.
And when you scroll down you’ll see an entire howto to install DDO.
So I suggest you try to follow this howto.
If you have any question feel free to ask.
Using SUSE 11.2
“I assume you know that you can’t run Windows programs under Linux natively.
You can use Wine to run most Windows programs under Linux.”
Yes I know that. When I was using Ubuntu 9.4, I was able to get WoW World of Warcraft to play,and had some audio problems but I was able to fix that.I’m new to SUSE and I still consider myself a newb to linux,even after 2 years. But I have taken that step away from windows.
Thanks Edward for the link and advise.
D&DO works in the same way as LotRO works, they both basically the same engine.
This is what you need to do to get a winebottle that can handle both games:
now set your sound
wget -nv http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
chmod 700 ./winetricks
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-lotro ./winetricks gecko
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-lotro ./winetricks vcrun2005
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-lotro ./winetricks vcrun2005sp1
The patcher/installer/launcher of ddo/lotro is in .net so it wont work under wine, for that reason alone I have a virtualbox with the game and I start that up to patch after which I sync it to linux and play from that, the patch rate is pretty low so once every few months, or you can just copy the install over from your windows partition if you have it there.
Basicly you will end up with something like this:
~/.wine-lotro/drive_c/Program Files/The Lord of the Rings Online
~/.wine-lotro/drive_c/Program Files/Dungeons and Dragons Online - Stormreach
Because the patcher/installer/launcher wont work get yourself to LOTRO Launcher for Linux You can either get the source and install that under linux, that way you start the custom launcher, configure it and it will start D&DO or LotRO via Wine. Or you get the windows version of the launcher and install that into you winebottle and you start that which will start the game for you.
Both games work pretty flawless for me (Nvdia gfx card), even got voice chat working (alsa not pulse).
there is also a huge forum thread on the ubuntu forums about it, the author of the custom launcher is in that one a lot. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=386480&page=227)
and finally, codeweavers latest release of crossover games has a special entry to install lotro, that will install the game & custom launcher. And there are worse things then sponsoring codeweavers which in turn helps wine. (http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/cat/?app_id=2869)