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If the game does not start again, delete the [[#Game.prefs]]
 
If the game does not start again, delete the [[#Game.prefs]]
  
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=== wine adjustments ===
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First thing is to point your client to your game directory using Options -> Settings -> Game Path...
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~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/THQ/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance
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I created some client settings so you can adjust how the client starts the game using wine. The are only accessible through the [[#FA Lobby.ini]] file while '''the client is not running''' (because it overwrites the file on close).
  
  
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Your game.prefs contains all game settings, like graqphics settings, keybindungs ans active UI mods. It is located at
 
Your game.prefs contains all game settings, like graqphics settings, keybindungs ans active UI mods. It is located at
 
  ~/.wine/drive_c/users/USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander Forged Alliance/Game.prefs
 
  ~/.wine/drive_c/users/USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander Forged Alliance/Game.prefs
but this path depends on your WINEPREFIX and probably on the Windwos version you set up in wine.
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but this path depends on your WINEPREFIX and probably on the Windows version you set up in wine.

Revision as of 09:49, 2 November 2016

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (the game) runs under Linux using wine.

The community client (the client) is written in Python 2, which means that the client runs straight away on Linux.

Since there a some restrictions, like handling of paths, I created a package for Arch Linux

Setup instructions for Arch Linux

You need AUR access, so install something like yaourt. Then install my package with

yaourt -S python2-fafclient

This should install wine as a dependency. Now you can install the game using wine. You can use your default wine prefix or create a new one. A nice UI tool for handling wine prefixes is PlayOnLinux.

After installation run the game without the client, setup graphics and make sure everything works like sound etc. The bloom renderer graphics setting may not work. If the game does not start again, delete the #Game.prefs

wine adjustments

First thing is to point your client to your game directory using Options -> Settings -> Game Path...

~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/THQ/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance

I created some client settings so you can adjust how the client starts the game using wine. The are only accessible through the #FA Lobby.ini file while the client is not running (because it overwrites the file on close).


Directories

FA Lobby.ini

The settings file of the client is located at

~/.config/ForgedAllianceForever/FA Lobby.ini

It contains all settings of the client.

Maps

Your maps are located at

~/Documents/My Games/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander Forged Alliance/Maps

but this path may be altered by the documents directory set up in wine and localization of your system.

Game.prefs

Your game.prefs contains all game settings, like graqphics settings, keybindungs ans active UI mods. It is located at

~/.wine/drive_c/users/USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander Forged Alliance/Game.prefs

but this path depends on your WINEPREFIX and probably on the Windows version you set up in wine.