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== Introduction ==
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Aion The Tower of Eternity (Korean: 아이온: 영원의 탑) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in Korea, China, North America, Australia and Europe.  
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'''Aion''' The Tower of Eternity (Korean: 아이온: 영원의 탑) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing [[game]] (MMORPG) released in Korea, China, North America, Australia and Europe.  
  
 
Aion was (up until May 20, 2009) known as "Aion: The Tower of Eternity" but it was released in North America under the one-word title of Aion. The game developer is NCsoft's Aion Team Development Dept, a major Korean game developer. Aion combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment.
 
Aion was (up until May 20, 2009) known as "Aion: The Tower of Eternity" but it was released in North America under the one-word title of Aion. The game developer is NCsoft's Aion Team Development Dept, a major Korean game developer. Aion combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment.
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A feature of the game is flight, which is mainly used as a means for combat. Other games in this genre typically offer flight only as a means of travel, while combat stays on the ground. It currently has 7 million subscribers.
 
A feature of the game is flight, which is mainly used as a means for combat. Other games in this genre typically offer flight only as a means of travel, while combat stays on the ground. It currently has 7 million subscribers.
  
This article will describe how install and run it on Arch Linux using Wine & Virtualbox.
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This article will describe how install and run it using [[Wine]] & [[Virtualbox]].
  
 
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== Installation and setup ==
== Installation ==
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Aion doesn't work "out of the box" on Linux system, you need to copy the updated directory from a Windows system to your Linux system.
 
Aion doesn't work "out of the box" on Linux system, you need to copy the updated directory from a Windows system to your Linux system.
  
 
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===Temporary solution for installing/patching===
'''1. Tem­porary solution for installing/patching:'''
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If you have a Windows system on a separate machine, install and update the game from there before copying it to your Wine directory.
 
If you have a Windows system on a separate machine, install and update the game from there before copying it to your Wine directory.
 
  
 
If you don't, you need to install Virtualbox, and Virtualbox-additions.
 
If you don't, you need to install Virtualbox, and Virtualbox-additions.
 
 
   pacman -Sy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-additions
 
   pacman -Sy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-additions
 
  
 
Add your user to the '''vboxusers''' group
 
Add your user to the '''vboxusers''' group
 
 
   # gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers
 
   # gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers
 
  
 
Then edit /etc/rc.conf as root and add vboxdrv to the MODULES array in order to load the VirtualBox drivers at startup. For example:
 
Then edit /etc/rc.conf as root and add vboxdrv to the MODULES array in order to load the VirtualBox drivers at startup. For example:
 
 
   MODULES=(loop vboxdrv fuse ...)
 
   MODULES=(loop vboxdrv fuse ...)
 
  
 
Create a new virtual machine and install Windows.Once installed, don't forget to share the '''/home/username/.wine''' ''(replace username with your user)'' with your virtual machine to minimize virtual machine disk consumption.
 
Create a new virtual machine and install Windows.Once installed, don't forget to share the '''/home/username/.wine''' ''(replace username with your user)'' with your virtual machine to minimize virtual machine disk consumption.
 
  
 
Install & update the game in your virtual or separate Windows.
 
Install & update the game in your virtual or separate Windows.
  
 
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===Wine===
'''2. Wine'''
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Install wine using pacman:
 
Install wine using pacman:
 
 
   pacman -Sy wine
 
   pacman -Sy wine
  
 
To make the game run in wine you have to install winetricks:
 
To make the game run in wine you have to install winetricks:
 
 
   pacman -Sy winetricks
 
   pacman -Sy winetricks
 
  
 
Using winetricks you must install: d3dx9, vcrun2005 (sp1) and dotnet20
 
Using winetricks you must install: d3dx9, vcrun2005 (sp1) and dotnet20
 
 
   sh winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 dotnet20
 
   sh winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 dotnet20
 
  
 
The game opens large amount of file descriptors, therefore you must raise the security limit for your user:
 
The game opens large amount of file descriptors, therefore you must raise the security limit for your user:
  
 
As root add the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf:
 
As root add the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf:
 
 
   '''yourusername''' soft nofile 8192
 
   '''yourusername''' soft nofile 8192
 
   '''yourusername''' hard nofile 8192
 
   '''yourusername''' hard nofile 8192
  
 
Replace '''yourusername''' with your user
 
Replace '''yourusername''' with your user
 
  
 
Save files and reboot to make changes go in effects. Confirm if it works by writing into terminal­:
 
Save files and reboot to make changes go in effects. Confirm if it works by writing into terminal­:
 
 
   ulimit -n
 
   ulimit -n
  
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==Running Aion==
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:''Source : http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17877''
  
'''3. Run the game:'''
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You can finally run the game using this command in the Aion directory:
  
You can Finally run the game using this command in the Aion directory:
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For EU users:
 
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For EU user
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   wine b­in32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.147.28 -port:2106 -cc:2 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb
 
   wine b­in32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.147.28 -port:2106 -cc:2 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb
  
For US user
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For US users:
 
   wine  bin32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.153.247 -port:2106 -cc:1 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb­
 
   wine  bin32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.153.247 -port:2106 -cc:1 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb­
 
''Source : http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17877''
 

Revision as of 08:53, 19 December 2009

Aion The Tower of Eternity (Korean: 아이온: 영원의 탑) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in Korea, China, North America, Australia and Europe.

Aion was (up until May 20, 2009) known as "Aion: The Tower of Eternity" but it was released in North America under the one-word title of Aion. The game developer is NCsoft's Aion Team Development Dept, a major Korean game developer. Aion combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment.

A feature of the game is flight, which is mainly used as a means for combat. Other games in this genre typically offer flight only as a means of travel, while combat stays on the ground. It currently has 7 million subscribers.

This article will describe how install and run it using Wine & Virtualbox.

Installation and setup

Aion doesn't work "out of the box" on Linux system, you need to copy the updated directory from a Windows system to your Linux system.

Temporary solution for installing/patching

If you have a Windows system on a separate machine, install and update the game from there before copying it to your Wine directory.

If you don't, you need to install Virtualbox, and Virtualbox-additions.

 pacman -Sy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-additions

Add your user to the vboxusers group

 # gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers

Then edit /etc/rc.conf as root and add vboxdrv to the MODULES array in order to load the VirtualBox drivers at startup. For example:

 MODULES=(loop vboxdrv fuse ...)

Create a new virtual machine and install Windows.Once installed, don't forget to share the /home/username/.wine (replace username with your user) with your virtual machine to minimize virtual machine disk consumption.

Install & update the game in your virtual or separate Windows.

Wine

Install wine using pacman:

 pacman -Sy wine

To make the game run in wine you have to install winetricks:

 pacman -Sy winetricks

Using winetricks you must install: d3dx9, vcrun2005 (sp1) and dotnet20

 sh winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 dotnet20

The game opens large amount of file descriptors, therefore you must raise the security limit for your user:

As root add the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf:

 yourusername soft nofile 8192
 yourusername hard nofile 8192

Replace yourusername with your user

Save files and reboot to make changes go in effects. Confirm if it works by writing into terminal­:

 ulimit -n

Running Aion

Source : http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17877

You can finally run the game using this command in the Aion directory:

For EU users:

 wine b­in32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.147.28 -port:2106 -cc:2 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb

For US users:

 wine  bin32\aion.bin -ip:206.127.153.247 -port:2106 -cc:1 -noauthgg -lang:enu -noweb­