Linux Installation 0.5.1
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Installation via Wine
These steps were only tested on 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10 and may not fully work on or apply to other distributions or versions of Linux. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble.
- You need to install Wine 1.5 (development version) since the stable 1.4 version doesn't run Synekism reliably (or at all in most cases).
- Just run the Windows Synekism installer via Wine.
- GPU-Z will fail to run. This is normal. Just click OK on both of the failed GPU-Z prompts and then Yes on the following two Synekism prompts asking you if you'd still like to proceed despite not meeting the minimum hardware requirements.
- The rest of the installation should continue without issue and basically follows normal Windows installation.
- After the installer finishes, you need to alter the Synekism shortcut to force DirectX 9 since DirectX 10 does not work properly on Wine.
- Right-click on the shortcut created by the installer and go to Properties.
- Go to the Basic tab.
- Under Command, add -dx9 at the very end. The complete Command should look something like this: env WINEPREFIX="/home/<username>/.wine" wine C:\\Program\ Files\ \(x86\)\\Synekism\\Synekism.exe -dx9
- You can also start Synekism via terminal like so: wine C:\\Program\ Files\ \(x86\)\\Synekism\\Synekism.exe -dx9
- When you hover over your saved cities in the city selection menu the paths shown in the tooltips will be paths relative to the virtual Windows C drive and not Linux paths. Normally, Wine installs this virtual Windows drive under: /home/<username>/.wine/drive_c
- Next few releases will attempt to make the installation process a bit cleaner and improve support so things should get better over time.
- For more command line arguments see: Command Line.
- Good luck.