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Old 08-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #31
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586)
the NOT free 32 bit operating system
SELD 11 service pack 1
is not free you have to pay for it

32 bit os on a 64 bit laptop?????


and as such the documentation for it AND the FREE opensuse are a bit mixed up

OpenSUSE 11.4 is the ONLY still supported ( for the next 24 days ) in the 11 series
And OpenSUSE 12.1
yes this is a pain in the "bleep"
but Novel WANTS you to BUY it $$$ !!!

your best bet with SELD 11 is to contact your paid for support
( you did buy the REQUIRED support license ? right)
and have the tech support walk you through installing wine
-- BUT A WARNING --
the version is the suse repos is OLD
wine 1.5.8 builds and installed fine in OpenSUSE 12.1
( should install on the "LONG TERM LIFE support" SELD 11
Dafq?

Bumpz for update for those who have been following:

Ok so using Wine I have managed to install the game, as well the required nexon game manager. However when trying to launch Dekaron from the website I keep getting prompted to dl the game manager over and over - as if it wasn't installed at all.

So my question now is how to locate the installation ? Because I'm thinking this might be just the simple error of it being in the wrong dirctory...however I have no idea where exactly the default installation goes to when using wine and I'm unable to locate anything installed like this using the software manager :c

Again thanks everyone who has tried to help me, and looking for one last effort
And yes I'm aware the game might still not work ven then but it would mean a lot to me having gotten even that far xD
 
Old 08-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #32
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Dafq?

Bumpz for update for those who have been following:

Ok so using Wine I have managed to install the game, as well the required nexon game manager. However when trying to launch Dekaron from the website I keep getting prompted to dl the game manager over and over - as if it wasn't installed at all.

So my question now is how to locate the installation ? Because I'm thinking this might be just the simple error of it being in the wrong dirctory...however I have no idea where exactly the default installation goes to when using wine and I'm unable to locate anything installed like this using the software manager :c

Again thanks everyone who has tried to help me, and looking for one last effort
And yes I'm aware the game might still not work ven then but it would mean a lot to me having gotten even that far xD
Hmm. Wine creates a few Windows style folders in your home folder. They are normally hidden. You should have a .Wine folder hidden there. If I remember correctly. Underneath it are Program Files etc. Wine fools your Windows programs to let them think that's a C drive.

It's quite likely that your game won't work. I've got a very similar error message trying to install iTunes. Setup worked correctly. But trying to start iTunes I got the message that the program wasn't properly installed and crashed. I had Newsleecher running flawlesly in the past though. But then again, Windows emulation is a mixed bag.

I had a dual-boot setup on my laptop. Windows 7 installed. Freed up hard disk space using Windows 7's Computer Management. And installed Linux next to it. Linux boot loader correctly setup options to start Linux, Windows and stuff like memtest.

You can go for a virtual machine solution. But since your computer only has 1.7 gb RAM, I would advise against it. Dual boot is a better choice.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #33
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Ok so using Wine I have managed to install the game, as well the required nexon game manager. However when trying to launch Dekaron from the website I keep getting prompted to dl the game manager over and over - as if it wasn't installed at all.
Why do you need to go to the website to launch the game? Hasn't it got its own launcher?
If, on Windows, there's some kind of browser integration which launches the game client while on the game website, I'm afraid that won't work on Linux, at least not without some manual work.
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So my question now is how to locate the installation ? Because I'm thinking this might be just the simple error of it being in the wrong dirctory...however I have no idea where exactly the default installation goes to when using wine and I'm unable to locate anything installed like this using the software manager :c
You shouldn't worry for the installation location, unless you need to manually apply some kind of patch to the game which needs to be manually extracted inside the game dir.
wine creates a so called "wine prefix" when launched for the first time (the default is .wine in your home directory), inside of which you can find a drive_c folder containing a fake Windows install and your programs, which are fooled to believe that they're installed on a Windows' C: drive. So there's no way your program can make a fuss for not being installed in a "regular folder".
I guess the "software manager" you're referring to is the YAST software center found on Suse. Wine has no integration with it (it wouldn't make sense) so you won't find anything installed with wine inside it.
To launch the game, you should find icons for it inside your Desktop folder (in your home directory) and in a dedicated "Wine" section of your applications menu, as wine produces the equivalent of Windows desktop icons during software installations.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 05:48 AM   #34
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The game itself can't be launched anymore directly, only through the log in on the website.

I don't know what xactly the problem is with the installation of the game manager and I'm still unable to locate it anywhere on the virtual C: drive generated by wine.

Going to attempt the dual boot following the instructions in the link provided by Tobi
 
Old 08-23-2012, 06:18 AM   #35
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Seems like the game setup is kinda complicated.
You could try running wine's builtin browser (which mimics Internet Explorer using the Gecko engine from Mozilla) to go on the website and launch the game from there.
Open up a terminal and launch this command
Code:
wine iexplore URL
where URL is the URL of the login page for the game.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 06:26 AM   #36
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Seems like the game setup is kinda complicated.
You could try running wine's builtin browser (which mimics Internet Explorer using the Gecko engine from Mozilla) to go on the website and launch the game from there.
Open up a terminal and launch this command
Code:
wine iexplore URL
where URL is the URL of the login page for the game.
Tred it:
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\iexplorer.exe"

Question: Can I somehow gain access to the "GNOME Partition Editor" without the OS cd?
Or is there another way to create free space for the XP intsallation?

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:04 AM   #37
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iexplore, not iexplorer!
You should edit partitions while not running an OS in one of them...
Try the gparted live cd.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #38
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My bad :/

Anyhow I set up XP on my main partition now but I was missing a ton of drivers :/ Including the network adapter one so once again I'm back here looking for someone to help me

Thing is I have no idea how to check what drivers are currently installed on the devices while running Lnux :/
If someone could help me with that I'd be off to dl them and apply them on XP

Many thanks
 
Old 08-23-2012, 11:53 AM   #39
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I guess the YAST software center has some kind of panel/applet to see which hardware is inside your PC.
Otherwise, with a
Code:
lspci
run as root inside a terminal you should see all the peripherals.
Keep in mind that, if your PC is kinda recent, you won't find Windows XP drivers for it...
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #40
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Well everything is fine now except for the fact that Iwiz keeps attemtping to install on C:/ even though there is no C:/ drive x.x

EDIT: Created a virtual C dive, seems to have solved my problem

Thanks to everyone who helped me out here

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #41
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XP is an OLD system. It will generally not have drivers for any hardware made after about 2003.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 02:46 AM   #42
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XP is an OLD system. It will generally not have drivers for any hardware made after about 2003.
No, you're too strict. There's a lacking of XP drivers with hardware made for Vista-era PCs (2008 onwards), as the driver architecture changed a lot between the two systems.
 
  


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