The latest version of Elite: Dangerous on Steam, Epic, or the standalone launcher.
I run this using Heroic Launcher.
Everything seems to work great. Have put in a number of hours now and no issues.
Third party apps like EDMC work fine as well.
What does not
The game needs certain windows apps to run.
The launcher window is a bit glitchy.
- Create a new wine prefix.
- Update to the latest version of winetricks (very important and I learned that the hard way)
- Install these apps using winetricks: arial corefonts cjkfonts vcrun2019 d3dcompiler_43 d3dcompiler_47 d3dx9 ie8 dotnet452 vcrun2010 vcrun2012 vcrun2015 msls31 quartz
- Set the windows version of the prefix to Win7
Note that dotnet452 can be a bit of a pain to install, but be patient. I had to retry a few times.
What was not tested
Elite dangerous Arena.
I use a lutris wine build.
Wine - lutris -6.0-x86_64
I recommend you use Heroic Launcher. Works very nicely.
Install Lutris to and get their custom wine version.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 05 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Alexander Schweickerdt|
|Show||opensuse leap 15.1||Aug 22 2019||4.11-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||kolAflash|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 29 2019||4.9||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Aaron Franke|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 27 2018||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Wiborg|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.0||Dec 24 2018||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||kolAflash|