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Freelancer on Linux - The easy way!
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Hey Guys,
I just read something about Linux and Freelancer!

You may know Playonlinux, the easy way to install Games on Linux, Freelancer now finally has it's own installer.

You can find it at http://www.playonlinux.com/repository/?script=433 or just search for Freelancer on the available installers.

I may create a wiki entry on this soon ...

PS: I'm now at testing if it works!

Posted on: 2009/8/19 18:46
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I already use PlayOnLinux on my Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron if I remember). Works fine after resolving a sound problem (May occurs on some sound cars, but not all)

(http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3853 <- bugzilla link
, and here's the way to fix it : http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3853#c7 )

Hope it will works fine ;]

(PS : On computers with old graphic cards, the game often have some display bugs, like me with a GeForce 7300 LE )

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Test If Freelancer server would work, this is most questionable, if it works this would be good for some servers who would wish to run server on linux systems.

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and test it online on different Servers with different Anticheat (for example I head HHC+Linus doesnt work atm)

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HHC won't work, because it's hooking it's anticheat into Freelancer, similar to FLHook, just on the clientside

This is something NOT supported by wine, so FLHook, clientside Hacks and so on WON'T work with wine

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It is limited to Basic Client Side Freelancer under Linux. In truth this is an impressive step and is no real fault of Wine or the other emulators. We have to remind ourselves we have had to exploit creative ways to expand Freelancer, not being allowed direct code modifications that we all know would be best. These creative ways that expand the game while fantastic, are all too deeply dependent on Windows for the current emulators.

Of course the better question is, Had they given the code up to Public Domain. Would it run native on Linux by now?

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Well I think there would be an Linux Port, if we would have had the source code Years ago, but we hadn't

I just wanted to tell that things like Hook won't ever work with Linux, so for most People a Linux FL Server won't be useful ...

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Sorry M8, Never meant to slight you by commenting. It is a positive thing being able to run even the client side of Vanilla and many Mods on a Linux Box. Some really want to rid themselves of Windows like a bad infection of athletes foot. Only thing stopping them is a lack of good games, and everyone here agrees Freelancer is a good game..
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Well I think there would be an Linux Port, if we would have had the source code Years ago, but we hadn't

I just wanted to tell that things like Hook won't ever work with Linux, so for most People a Linux FL Server won't be useful ...

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Eureka...?

I just found a guy that could run FL in MP on Wine. Here's the review:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager ... ingId=39826&bShowAll=true

I'm a bit skeptic about this one, because it seems just the newest versions of Ubuntu can pull it off. Nonetheless, it seems promising.

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I heard already from at least one other source that it is possible to run Freelancer in MP meanwhile (tai)

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well that entry on Wine App DB was me, I don't have FL installed with the latest wine version so I can't tell how it's doing now but back when I wrote that entry it worked, sometimes it lagged but that was about it

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Ah right, almost forgot!

I CAN run FL on Linux... not "natively" though. I use VMWare to simulate an XP system inside Ubuntu, which I then use to play FL on. Works with FLMM, FLHook, FLServer, everything a normal XP machine would.

Although, VMWare can lag sometimes a bit, so it's still better to run FLServer on Windows

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Which hardware do you have?

<- 1 GB RAM & 2.1 Ghz single-core processor


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