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Old 06-28-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Fedora Core 6


I'm trying to get Oblivion to work with wine on FC6 64-bit. I was able to follow the directions here:
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Linux

... right up until clicking "Play" on the game: I got the installer and the launcher to show up, but the game itself won't run.

Some of the errors I get when I run commands from a prompt:
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$ winecfg
ALSA lib conf.c:3939:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters 0
ALSA lib control.c:910:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default:0
fixme:msg:pack_message msg 14 (WM_ERASEBKGND) not supported yet
fixme:msg:pack_message msg 14 (WM_ERASEBKGND) not supported yet

Then when starting the loader and clicking Play:
Code:
$ wine OblivionLauncher.exe 
ALSA lib conf.c:3939:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters 0
ALSA lib control.c:910:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default:0
$ Trying to load PE image for unsupported architecture (AMD-64)
Any help?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 02:19 AM   #2
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unsupported architecture (AMD-64)
... what does this suggest to you?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 07:12 AM   #3
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... that I'm overly-optimistic?



I guess not. Thanks.
 
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Is it possible that wine or oblivion (or both) are the 32 bit version? Wine has enough trouble with 64 bit anyway... there are no end of ways for things to go wrong.

The page you are following is for all 32 bit.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 08:59 AM   #5
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It's absolutely possible (especially since, if you go Wine's official download page and click the very first link, for "Red Hat/Fedora binary and source .rpms", you'll get a 404 ("Sorry! We couldn't find that file."). It's been that way since I first tried to install Wine, which was quite a while ago). It's a shame that 64-bit doesn't always work, even when an OS is 64-bit certified, since packages themselves aren't always available or compatible. Maybe it'd be best at this point if I were to drop back down to a 32-bit OS and try again... although my initial experiment in "upgrading" Fedora 6 64-bit to Fedora 7 32-bit didn't work.
 
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I usually advise 32 bit install for a home desktop... Usually you are fine with 32 bit apps in a 64 bit OS provided the 32 bit libs are present too. However... in the case of wine, the windows binary may do anything... your possible combinations are:

(OS,Wine,*.exe)
(64,64,64)
(64,64,32)
(64,32,64)
(64,32,32)
... the middle two are likely to be trouble. The last one may need more setup.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 08:33 AM   #7
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Thanks Simon. I believe my scenario was either the second or the last on your list. In any case, I ended up blowing out my 64-bit FC6 and installing 32-bit FC7 over it. I hope that will solve the problem with running 32-bit .EXEs with Wine. Time will tell. However, in doing so, I seem to have run into trouble booting other OSes and getting X to work properly with my system... I'll post for help in the appropriate forums.
 
  


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