I am trying to install the EverQuest II standalone 64-bit installer: Lutris - Open Gaming Platform
Lutris gets as far as creating the prefix and trying to run a command to get an environment variable, but fails because apparently it returns an empty string:
warning: /home/aaron/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-fshack-7.2-x86_64/bin/wine cmd.exe /c echo '%AppData%' returned empty string, error message ""
Monitored process exited.
Initial process has exited (return code: 256)
All processes have quit
Exit with return code 256
I tried running the following in my terminal:
WINEPREFIX=/mnt/2tb-hdd/Games/Lutris/everquest-ii /home/aaron/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-fshack-7.2-x86_64/bin/wine cmd.exe /c 'echo %AppData%'
and it produces:
So I am not quite sure why the Lutris script is failing.
Does anybody have some ideas that could help? Many thanks!
I managed to resolve this by:
- Saving the install script to my local machine as everquest-ii.yaml.
- Replacing both occurrences of
- Installing the game using the modified everquest-ii.yaml file.
- When the launcher window loads up, it is all white (I suspect because the --disable-gpu flag is not honored when opening from the installer context) so I close the window by clicking where I expect it to be at the top right of the white window (cursor changes as I hover invisible elements).
- Installer completes successfully with exit code 0.
I can now launch the game
I have reported the Everquest II script to the maintainer to get the explicit wine version removed. Thanks for confirming that the change in the script works.
The script was updated - just got word now.
I’m just revisiting this now because I noticed a new issue at runtime but I don’t think it’s related to the installer script, probably something with my setup.
The new issue I am encountering is the game window launches in an invisible window. The issue seems to be isolated to GNOME. I can run the game fine in KDE and XFCE. It’s unfortunate that GNOME is my primary desktop environment; I only installed the others to rule out desktop environment / window manager issues. I suppose I can workaround it for now by logging out of GNOME and back in on one of the others, but is there anything that I could do to further diagnose why the window might be rendering in an invisible way?
Here are a few screenshots demonstrating the issue:
Hovering the game icon in dash-to-panel to show a thumbnail:
Hovering the thumbnail to peek the window:
GNOME overview showing the empty space where the game window should be:
Check the preferences->Global Options->Enable Advanced at the top->vulkan ICD loader - if it is set to unspecified, you will need to change it to match your gpu and not say unspecified