How to install ED on Linux using Wine [EXPERIMENTAL, NOT OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED]

Forgive me if I've missed something, but the Wiki in the OP only seems to support Steam installs.
Via Frontier Installer
TODO
Is there a way to install under Linux via "non-Steam" accounts ?
 
Forgive me if I've missed something, but the Wiki in the OP only seems to support Steam installs.


Is there a way to install under Linux via "non-Steam" accounts ?
The rest is correct for a non steam install, just frontier changed the download location of their install client making the old method that I think was on that page obsolete.

For the installation of the client, if you own a Frontier version (not steam) you now have to download the newest client installer via your Frontier account under my downloadable products.

Then simply create a new prefix with: WINEPREFIX=~/ED_pfx winecfg

Then close the winecfg box, cd to the Downloads folder where the ED installer is then run: WINEPREFIX=~/ED_pfx wine64 EliteDangerous-Client-Installer.exe

Once you've installed it the rest of that page must be followed in order to get it up running.
 
Can someone help. I don't understand what's going on.

I'm trying to get this installed but when I do -

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winetricks dotnet40 dxvk win7

I get the error message

dotnet40 install completed, but installed file /home/ruth/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/ngen.exe not found

Do I just ignore this?

I manually found the folder with ngen.exe in it and it was indeed there. so I deleted it and ran the command again but now the folder has not reappeared and I'm getting the same error message.
 
Can someone help. I don't understand what's going on.

I'm trying to get this installed but when I do -

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winetricks dotnet40 dxvk win7

I get the error message

dotnet40 install completed, but installed file /home/ruth/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/ngen.exe not found

Do I just ignore this?

I manually found the folder with ngen.exe in it and it was indeed there. so I deleted it and ran the command again but now the folder has not reappeared and I'm getting the same error message.
Try deleting the .wine prefix in your home folder and starting with a fresh prefix with WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

I assume your using latest versions of wine/winetricks? If not older versions can cause issues when installing .Net.
 
Try deleting the .wine prefix in your home folder and starting with a fresh prefix with WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg

I assume your using latest versions of wine/winetricks? If not older versions can cause issues when installing .Net.
I'd noticed that one of your posts mentioned that the game works in proton so I'm going to try that.


elite is already installed in steam in linux - ( updating atm ) how do I use winetricks to install dotnet and vcrun2015

That is..w hat is the prefix I should feed to winetricks to make it play ball?

And how do I then run the game?
 
I'd noticed that one of your posts mentioned that the game works in proton so I'm going to try that.


elite is already installed in steam in linux - ( updating atm ) how do I use winetricks to install dotnet and vcrun2015

That is..w hat is the prefix I should feed to winetricks to make it play ball?

And how do I then run the game?


STEAMAPPS=~/.steam/steam/steamapps # see comment below about this value
export WINEPREFIX=$STEAMAPPS/compatdata/359320/pfx
rm -rf $WINEPREFIX
winetricks -q dotnet40 vcrun2015 win7

Tutorial: https://github.com/redmcg/wine/wiki
 
I'd noticed that one of your posts mentioned that the game works in proton so I'm going to try that.


elite is already installed in steam in linux - ( updating atm ) how do I use winetricks to install dotnet and vcrun2015

That is..w hat is the prefix I should feed to winetricks to make it play ball?

And how do I then run the game?
As above the instructions on the wiki are correct, with regards to choosing the right Proton make sure you select Proton 4.2-3 in the game properties.

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Internal error creating window

Add value to collection of type
"System.Windows.Cotnrols.UIElemenCollection" threw an exception

This is closer than I've ever got in steam play before.

I have installed proton tricks and installed dotnet40 and vcrun2015

** Edit the vcrun2015 install failed as it said there was another version installed.
 
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Grrr.. I deleted ~/.wine and rebuilt it

vcrun2015 will install but dotnet40 won't

go figure - proton installed dotnet40 but refused vcrun2015
 
Still failed with the --force just says another version is installed but I'm feeling hopeful
--force should work but if not you might need to uninstall current versions via wine uninstaller.

WINEPREFIX=~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/359320/pfx wine uninstaller

In the box that pops up uninstall all previous Microsoft Visual C++ stuff (both x86 & x64). (Leave.Net stuff though).

Then run again.

You can also try running vcrun2017 instead of vcrun2015, shouldn't really be needed however if for some weird reason you got some weird conflict going on it might help.
 
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