Recently I had to update my skill queue, but no Windows system was available, just my notebook which uses Ubuntu as operating system. So how to run EVE on it?
Answer: use wine.
I heard about the program before, and knew they recently released version 1.4 were they made a few things easier, yet I did not expect it was that easy.
Here are all commands needed to install wine and EVE:
# Get wine sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get install wine # Install required components winetricks allfonts winetricks directx9 winetricks vcrun2005sp1 winetricks vcrun2010 # Get the EVE installer wget http://content.eveonline.com/351477/EVE_Online_Installer_351477.exe wget http://content.eveonline.com/351477/eveonline_351477_1of2.7z wget http://content.eveonline.com/351477/eveonline_351477_2of2.7z # Launch the installer wine EVE_Online_Installer_351477.exe
Now you can install EVE just like on Windows. Once you are done you get a Launcher right on your Desktop. Double – click it and go!
There are some limitations of course, eg.: some people reported problems with walking in stations or crashed when running in windowed mode. But when you need to update your PI, Production stuff, Market orders or – like in my case – your skill queue, there is no problem with that.