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Author Topic: AVP2 Linux  (Read 894 times)

yautja_trees
Jan 15, 2016, 09:50:57 PM
Topic on: Jan 15, 2016, 09:50:57 PM
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Anyone ever get AVP2 working on Linux? I really want to play this game again, but I don't use windows right now.



yautja_trees
Jan 18, 2016, 12:42:55 AM
Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2016, 12:42:55 AM
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Thanks x-M-x. I have tried wine, but when I start the game I get a blank screen. I hit escape then it goes back to the desktop, but its in a low resolution, and the only way to change it is to log out then log back in. I've tried downloading the dx9 with this command:
http://wiki.winehq.org/Native_D3DX9
 I don't know if its a directx issue or not. The game doesn't install DirectX for some reason. It never gives me the option, even though I am installing it in wine.

« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2016, 01:03:26 AM by yautja_trees »

x-M-x
Jan 18, 2016, 01:03:38 AM
Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2016, 01:03:38 AM
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Thanks x-M-x. I have tried wine, but when I start the game I get a blank screen. I don't know if its a directx issue or not. The game doesn't install DirectX for some reason. It never gives me the option, even though I am installing it in wine.

Try the other method (copy the avp2 game files from your WINDOWS machine to Linux) - Assume you have one? then run it via wine.


That's another method.




yautja_trees
Jan 18, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
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Tank you x-M-x and Lucifero for the advice, and the links. I got it to work, but for some reason when I enable sound from the intro menu (alien queen popup), that's when it happens. I disabled everything, then went and enabled options one by one, and so far I am going to see if it is sound or music. One way or another, it doesn't seem to like sound. Is there anything I have to install in Wine to make my sound work? I read through the whole post you gave me, and am glad to have that information in case other problems occur. I am also glad I actually got the game running. All I need to do now is find a way to enable sound and get the multiplayer patch/fix. It would also be nice to have a 'no CD' fix. Then I'll be rockin' AVP 2 >:D

UPDATE: It seems to be the music. When I enable music I get the black screen. Sound OK, music, no.

« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2016, 01:56:14 PM by yautja_trees »

x-M-x
Jan 18, 2016, 01:57:38 PM
Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2016, 01:57:38 PM
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Visit AVPNATION - http://avpnation.com/


Scroll down, they have a 'no cd crack' for avp2, that could be used under linux via wine.




Lucifero
Jan 18, 2016, 04:30:09 PM
Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2016, 04:30:09 PM
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I hope you manage to solve the problem of sound
unfortunately for pach official multiplayer you'll still have to wait.
I hope not forever

Lucifer sighs then turns his tail and disappears in the dark

« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2016, 05:36:38 PM by Lucifero »

yautja_trees
Jan 18, 2016, 09:02:04 PM
Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2016, 09:02:04 PM
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Thanks guys. Any news on the Game Ranger option? I just read about it over at AVP unknown. Some reason it doesn't want to load in wine. Otherwise, what is the official news on MP?


x-M-x
Jan 18, 2016, 11:13:33 PM
Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2016, 11:13:33 PM
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Thanks guys. Any news on the Game Ranger option? I just read about it over at AVP unknown. Some reason it doesn't want to load in wine. Otherwise, what is the official news on MP?

If you installed GameRanger on a windows machine then copy the directory/folder to Linux then run the gameranger.exe via wine it should work with no issues (well... give it a try?  :P)

then you can host/join avp2 servers with no problems.



 

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