Installation Guide (Ubuntu)
This should work for Ubuntu 6.0+
A few things will not work like older Intel Graphics cards. ATI or Nvidia will be the easiest to use.
Check that your GLX is working You need to install Mesa-Utils for this.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
If you saw spinning gears your good. If not you need to get GLX working.
ATI or Nvidia Graphics Cards
If you are running an ATI or Nvidia card
$ sudo apt-get remove envy-ng (to make sure you don't already have an old version)
$ sudo apt-get install envy-ng
Depending on your version of ubuntu it might be just Envy. Envy will auto install the drivers for your graphics card and config your x-org conf file if needed.
All Other Graphics Cards
If you have another card
you will probably need to dig around on google or ubuntuforums.org
When running glxgears if you get the error
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual.
(it is unlikely you will get this error but older versions of ubuntu it was common) You need to add GLX into xorg.conf
$ sudo sed '/Module/ a\ Load "glx"\' /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine
You have 2 options for getting EQ into linux. Either grab the install folder from windows and move it into your linux file system. Or install from disk.
Move Existing Installation
If you move your already installed folder it is easier to put it in your home directory /home/user/games/EverQuest/ or where ever you want it to live permanently. Then you need to change permissions:
$ sudo chown -R username path_to_EQ_directory
$ sudo chmod 0755 -R path_to_EQ_directory.
Installing EQ. You can do this either from your install CDs or, if you have back up ISOs mount them with:
$ sudo mount -o loop disk1.iso /media/disk
and then to unmount and change disks:
$ sudo umount /media/disk
Right-click the EQ installer in /media/CDrom or the directory of your mounted image and choose run with Wine.
Alternatively you can do this using your file path:
$ wine /media/CDrom/eqinstallerfile.exe
Wine will start the EQ installer process. When it asks what directory to install to it will default to /home/User/.wine/Drive_C/Program Files/Sony/Ever\ Quest. Change it to /home/User/Games/EverQuest/ or some where more local. Updating Wine tends to make you want to just delete your ~/.wine directory to fix issues.
You should be able to walk through the install by choosing to eject the CD or unmounting remounting the ISO as prompted.
Once EQ has been installed, download the official patcher .
Move this file into your EQ directory and again run:
$ sudo chmod 755 Path_to_EQ/sodpatcher.exe
Run The Game
Edit the menu that Wine created and change Ever Quest.exe to sodpatcher.exe
$ wine /home/user/games/EverQuest/sodpatcher.exe