Age of Conan is a DX10 game. Crossover is still working on DX9 compatibility. If there is a way to bring the requirements down to DX9 and tweak the download manager (or buy a copy) then we may have a chance.
Age of Conan is a DX10 game. Crossover is still working on DX9
compatibility. If there is a way to bring the requirements down to
DX9 and tweak the download manager (or buy a copy) then we may have
Please don't spread misinformation. Age of Conan is a directx9 game that also caters for directx10 graphics for compliant cards. Lord of the Rings Online does exactly the same, AoC runs on my graphics card under Windows XP and that certainly isn't directx10 compatible.
I'll take a look at the game after the next cxgames release to see how the chances are. I can't promise anything yet though. If we're lucky it may be easy to get it running, and if we have bad luck we may run into blocker driver bugs.
Direct3D 10 wouldn't be a blocker either. Currently we have no d3d10 implementation, but that is mainly due to the lack of games which really require d3d10. Customers are still almost exclusively interested in d3d9, as far as I can see. However, d3d10 is certainly doable if the graphics drivers work properly.
You might want to have a look at wine bug 13514, that is causing the most problems (ok the launcher doesn't display right but you can guess where to click). It seems to be using a function that wine might not have implemented yet (as it needs a copy of d3dx9_36.dll from a windows machine).
You can guess where to click? Really? I can't. :) Can anyone post
a small screenshot of the startup screen so I could at least see
where I'm supposed to click?
The key is to either launch conanpatcher.exe from a terminal or have a terminal full of text that you can swap to from the launcher window and back again (ie since it displays what is in the window below it it gets filled with text).
Once you are certain it has finished patching if you aim dead centre and about four lines of text up from the bottom that is where the play button is (while patching it is a cancel button, which is why you wait). If it doesn't respond then you need to move down about two lines and slighty to the left (it is displaying the accept/decline buttons).
Alternate way, once you have patched kill the launcher and rename LocalConfig.xml. With that out the way you can just run ageofconan.exe to start the game (if you leave that xml file it triggers conanpatcher automatically).
Anyone know if you can just copy the conan folder from a patched windows? Be lot easier than reinstalling... I tried it same issue as everyone else, blank patcher (i knew were the buttons were though) but it just wont start after that for me :/
Is that DIB engine thingy in the nightly builds, or anywhere else in a compileable state yet? AoC is the game I'm most interested in playing at the moment.
The main problem is that I don't know when/if the patching has started, or when it is done. And since the game has been out for a while now, there are a ton of patches. It could take hours to update, and I'm not even sure if I've actually started the download process yet.
I would love to start testing this game more thoroughly!
I don't think so I tried to copy over my patched Windows version. I edited the XML file and ran ageofconan.exe but when I did I got an error saying that my files were corrupt and a file check started. When it finished (which took about an hour) then the patcher window popped up which was black so I couldn't see what was happening.
When I clicked where I believe the PLAY button is the window disappeared so I can only assume it was re-downloading some corrupt files.
Has anyone checked out the post on WineHQ about this game. They got it to start patching but still cannot play. I would love to see this game work. I have been playing it in Windows and it is a lot of fun.
I am not familiar with all of the workings to Crossover so I am not much help. As a matter of fact I just signed up for a subscription to Crossover so I am looking forward to experimenting with it.
I just got this game and will be trying it out on Linux over the holidays. Two questions: What should I install in the bottle in addition to the game? and Is the game any good? It's gotten contradictory reviews. Thanks.
I installed this game yesterday and it went pretty well. The installer had problems creating it's own desktop icon but crossover created one anyways. Using Suse Linux 11. Now of course I'm having the problem of the missing upgrade window drawing and having to guess where the buttons are. I couldn't get it to start patching.
Its interesting that you got it working that far, I know some are. This game is said to be a problem on windows even so perhaps if someone put some effort into it. It may be good in linux,.
However 35Gb download?? phew!! Seriously I want a 30day free trial since I will pay $1 a gb download here in NZ anyway lol. May look out for a boxed reject since im sure they will discount over time. Must be 6dvds.. or soemthing.
In runs fine on windows for me (winXP Pro). Though the minimum requirements are totally fictitious. I have a 512MB 8500GT card and a P4 and can barely run it at 17-24fps. Split the difference between the recommended settings and the minimum requirements to get a more realistic picture of what the minimun really are. The game is very engrossing. It comes in 2 DVDs of very compressed content (it takes a long time to install because it's so compressed). I got a box on sale over the holidays. I saw it recently on Fry's for sale for 50% off, or find someone who can lend you the discs. This game can do directx10 so I'm hopeful I'll get it to run under wine because I'd like to check out their directx 10 implementation.
edit: now it's $20 in Amazon and Steam.
Posted 2009-01-26 18:19
· edited by David. on 2009-12-04 14:03
I recently spotted a "New" copy of Age of Conan going for about £4 on Amazon.co.uk, so figured it was worth a shot. Several hours of trying to get it to work later (yeah, I know I should have just checked the compatibility list), no dice. What was interesting though, was why it didn't work:
First tried the setup.exe on disk 1. This asked me to choose a language then nothing happened.
Launched the file ending "_en.exe", assuming it was the installer for English. It was. This got as far as asking me for Disk 2, which I couldn't oblige because the OS wouldn't release the disk.
Made a disk image of Disk 2 so I could mount that when asked for the second disk. This didn't fool the system.
Made a disk image of Disk 1, mounted it and started the installation from that. Then, when asked for Disk 2, I was actually inserted the physical disk into the drive. This worked! I then got all the way through installation, downloading patches, accepting the EULA ... then was told the game couldn't run because my machine wasn't Shader 2.0 compliant.
I think the key to getting so far was to run the "_en.exe" from the disk image by launching it in Finder. Which is to say, I didn't use the Install Software menu option in CrossOver Games, I didn't use the setup.exe and I was inserting a real DVD when disk 2 was requested by the installer. If it didn't work, I tried a different way.
Yeah the Patcher doesn't run on cxg 7.x.
I forget who did a test on the nightly versions of 8beta and said that the game now patches but doesn't run.
I'd be testing this too but my Ubuntu system is having some sort of issue with cxg and cxl (extreme slowdown unresponsiveness) that maybe related to my graphics driver. I may just wait until I can resolve that issue, but it looks time consuming.
Edit: the slow down is at least partly due to the ATI driver in Ubuntu 64. I upgraded to 9.8 (which was a breeze by following the instructions in the wiki) and it's a lot better now.
Posted 2009-08-18 04:52
· edited by David. on 2009-12-04 14:04
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