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Entropia Universe

The release of Version Update 10.0 in August, 2009 represents a major overhaul of EU, with a transition to CryEngine2 from the previously used Gamebryo game engine and a concurrent redesign of the entire game world.

Application Details:

Version: 10.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.project-entropia.co...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2-rc2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Download page from the developer.

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer ClientLoader.exe (except for wine-gecko not loading the HTML status part) The actual game (although it does crash a lot, I'd say good enough for quick stuff like checking your inventory)

What does not

Playing the game more than a few seconds The actual game with "Safe mode" (ironicly) Updating (workaround posted in comments)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Sweating Hunting Mining Terminals etc.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Runs is a matter of definition; it _does_ init the game engine, it _does_ draw graphics (almost perfectly as well) and it _does_ allow the user to navigate. But it under no circumstances stable. When it crashes it spits out the following in the terminal: fixme:d3d:state_zfunc D3DCMP_NOTEQUAL and D3DCMP_EQUAL do not work correctly yet fixme:d3d_surface:surface_load_ds_location No up to date depth stencil location I'm not sure if that helps too much, but I'm trying. I think it deserves better than a "Garbage" rating now, although it just barely makes it to Bronze. P.S. If you get errors related to libgl and you're using a nvidia GPU, it's not EUs fault, it's nvidias drivers messing with the composite extension.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20101.2-rc2N/A No GarbageDoer 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jan 22 20101.1.35Yes Yes BronzeAxel Norstedt 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20091.1.33Yes Yes GarbageZenolijo Doji 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20091.1.27Yes No GarbageDoer 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

For any brave souls who want to try it, there has been a success at logging in reported using a new installation of wine 1.0.1 and the directX 10 library, even on a system with an (older) nvidia card. The good news is obviously that getting into the game is possible under the right circumstances. The bad news is that it seems to require a set of conditions not yet fully understood. This is the process:

$> winetricks wmp9
$> winetricks vcrun2005sp1
$> wine /location/of/DirectX\ 10.exe

(The DX10 on WinXP library linked above)
$> wine /location/of/vcredist_x86.exe
(This security patch for 2005 SP1 VCRUN library.)

$> wine /location/of/entropia_universe_setup.exe

As for newer versions of Wine, this is the only one way to get EU to the point that the client will run. It still always freezes or crashes on login.

In (K)Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install wine

wine /media/cdrom0/entropia_universe_setup.exe

(Allow it to try to install the VC runtime files; it then fails trying to install DirectX and exits)

sh winetricks directx9

(Even though winetricks recommends it instead of directx9, d3dx9 does NOT work for me: it causes a problem with the VC runtimes)

 wine /media/cdrom0/entropia_universe_setup.exe

(Again allow it to install the VC runtime; it should finish the installation--note that if you have to try this whole process again, installing on top of the previous EU installation is very fast and simply resets it back to VU10.0.)

sh winetricks wmp9

wine ClientLoader.exe

(Try to log in, loader patches to latest version. Try to log in again and the client comes up with the login prompt. Sound seems to work, too, but in the process of logging in, it dies)

 For some reason, EU is extremely susceptible to corruption of the VCRUN settings, meaning if you deviate from this order, you will probably get an error when you try to run the client loader. I suspect this is due to EU requiring the version of VCRUN2005SP1 with the security update. If anyone has greater success than a login screen, please report.

Comments

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Fixing Low Shaders
by SinKillerJ Tachikawa on Sunday August 26th 2012, 19:50
As many guides suggest it is possible to avoid the artefacts by setting shaders to high. However, if your machine can not run the game with good performance with them set that high there is a easy fix.

1. Set the shaders to High then apply and exit the game.
2. Navigate to "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Entropia Universe/public_users_data/public_users_data", or wherever you installed the game.
3. Edit settings-ce.cfg with a text editor, for example gedit.
4. Find the following lines and change them to 0, or whatever is most appropriate for your system:
q_ShaderFX = 2
q_ShaderGeneral = 2
q_ShaderGlass = 2
q_ShaderHDR = 2
q_ShaderIce = 2
q_ShaderMetal = 2
q_ShaderPostProcess = 2
q_ShaderQualityDummy = 2
q_ShaderShadow = 2
q_ShaderSky = 2
q_ShaderTerrain = 2
q_ShaderVegetation = 2
q_ShaderWater = 2

You will now have artefact free graphics and much better performance, you can set all the other settings however you like in game.

This method works because setting shaders to high in game changes a few other settings, I have not nailed down which exactly causes the artefacting, but until someone does more testing this should help.
Modified installation instructions
by Axel Norstedt on Thursday January 21st 2010, 18:17
This may not work further than ClientLoader.exe

$> winetricks directx9
$> winetricks wmp9
$> winetricks vcrun2005sp1
$> wine /location/of/DirectX\ 10.exe
# No longer necessary, it was caused by a bug in Planet Calypso
# $> wine /location/of/vcredist_x86.exe
$> sudo apt-get install wine-gecko
$> wine /location/of/entropia_universe_setup.exe
# If it doesn't load automatically (it did for me)
# $> cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Entropia\ Universe/
# $> wine ClientLoader.exe

Only problem so far is that the auto-updater seems broken, however, it still locates the update so you can use wireshark to find out where the update is located.
As of Jan 22 01:06 AM GMT+1 2009, it's located at dlmirror.entropiauniverse.com/entropia_universe_10.6.4/entropia_universe_10.6.4.39182_setup.exe .
I'd imagine reading the filename and some guesswork is enough to figure out where the future updates are located.

It would seem that the manually downloaded setup works just fine, installing right now.

I'll report back tomorrow (GMT+1 here, or currently 01:16 AM) when I know if it worked :)
RE: Modified installation instructions
by Axel Norstedt on Friday January 22nd 2010, 20:23
It turns out my instructions does bring you to the login screen.

But the truth is, on my second attempt (login screen looks nice, I don't mind watching it twice)... IT WORKED!

Rain looks like glowing snow, and it seems to like crashing, but it works on Debian Lenny (after sorting out some nvidia-related issues of course)!

If anyone feels like making a clean install and follow my instructions, please do so :D
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