NOTE: Been sick so had time to test on several other popular distributions today. Same exact procedure.
Everything works great so far. You can follow the guide here http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?t=557615 or just keep reading on. You do need ies4linux which I am lazy and used winetricks.
sh winetricks ie6
Thats it. After that installing AO from scratch works great and patching as well. If you have problems installing the game download the following installer.
I use this script to run the game. Works great for me give it a go.
cd ~/usr/Anarchy\ Online
# renice fix
echo renice needs sudo access.
sudo echo sudo unlocked
# end renice fix
wine Client.exe &> /dev/null && sudo renice -10 $!
If you are having problems with sound give WinePulse a try. http://art.ified.ca/?page_id=40
What does not
All working great.
What was not tested
The AI mission crash in a particular room that I have not been able to test yet.
Hopefully the transition with the new engine will be as painless as possible...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 02 2019||4.4-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||malic|
|Show||Fedora 29 x86_64||Jan 21 2019||4.0-rc7||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Chris Kuperstein|
|Show||Fedora 29 x86_64||Jan 21 2019||3.0.4||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Chris Kuperstein|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Apr 02 2018||3.4||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||magzu|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Feb 14 2018||3.1||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Maik Wagner|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|13685||Anarchy Online is very slow in certain areas (< 3fps or 0)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43169||Anarchy Online crashes when using /petition to contact an adviser of Rubi-Ka (Awesomium.dll)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43251||Anarchy Online Login Window Play and Settings button disapper after minimising and maximising window||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44516||Anarchy Online doesn't startup anymore||UNCONFIRMED||View|
This step-by-step guide will help you install and run AO in Linux (including fully working patcher and launcher). Note that this guide is COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED.
Funcom support staff will NOT help you with anything related to this
guide, or any problems you might encounter with the install while
playing using this setup.
1) Download the Wine source
3) Compile and install Wine
4) Install IE6 using winetricks (this step is needed for patching and for the launcher content to render correctly):
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks sh winetricks ie6
5) Download the 18.1.1 full AO installer.
6) Run the AO installer. Accept the default install path.
7) Create a startup script (optional). Save it with whatever name you want (ao.sh, for example).
#!/bin/bash export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Funcom/Anarchy\ Online WINEDEBUG=-all wine Anarchy.exe chmod a+x ao.sh
8) Run the script (if you followed step 5).