Many members of the community, including those among the development team, utilize Linux full-time and have created resources related to running Istaria on Linux. A collection of these resources includes the following:
Ubuntu 16.04 Steps
- Install Wine1.8 stable and Winetricks.
- From the command line: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
- From the command line: sudo apt-get update
- From the command line: sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks
- Run Winetricks
- Click "Select the default wineprefix"
- Click Install a Windows DLL or Component
- Scroll to vcrun2005, click check box and click OK
- Scroll to d3dx9_36, click check box and click OK (this particular version is very important)
- Go back to the main window
- Click Install a Font
- Scroll to corefonts, click check box and click OK
- Download Istaria setup.exe from http://www.istaria.com
- Right click the setup.exe that you downloaded, click Permissions tab, and make sure the "Allow executing file as program" is checked. Click Close.
- Double click setup.exe and install Istaria
- If nothing happens, right-click setup.exe and click "Open with Wine...".
Your setup is complete.
At this point, you can optionally install Java in Wine (see wineTricks) or make sure that your system is up to date with Java (native to Linux) and update your shortcut to call the Java launcher directly (see Creating a Launcher Script below). If you decide to install Java within Wine, your gameplay shortcut should be jlauncher.exe This executible is a wrapper for calling Java to run launcher2.jar
Creating a Launcher Script
You may want to setup a desktop script to run the Java launcher directly, instead of having to install Java within Wine. This is the recommended method of running Istaria, but has a small manual step to implement. Create a file on your desktop called istaria.sh - then open the file using a text editor (gedit or vim).
Add the following lines:
java -jar launcher2.jar
The following information may be out of date, but is included for completeness.