• Running AO on Linux has been working for ages and is quite easy to do
  • The new engine is working as well but the Old engine has the more chance to be performant
  • Based on How to play AO on Linux or Mac

Install Wine and Dependencies[edit]

  • Installation (For Debian based distributions)

<syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> apt install wine winetricks zenity cabextract winbind </syntaxhighlight>

  • Download MS packages using Winetricks

<syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> export WINEARCH=win32 winetricks dotnet20 corefonts fontfix vcrun2005 vcrun6 </syntaxhighlight>

Install AO old engine[edit]

  • Download and install the Old Engine

<syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> cd /tmp wget wine AnarchyOnline_EP1.exe </syntaxhighlight>

  • Run the game from the command line (or you if you ticked Add Desktop shortcut, you shoud have a shortcut in your OS)

<syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Funcom/Anarchy\ Online wine Anarchy.exe </syntaxhighlight>

HTML rendering[edit]

  • If the launcher is having problem rendering HTML, install wine gecko manually
Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

<syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> sudo mkdir /usr/share/wine/gecko/ sudo wget -P /usr/share/wine/gecko/ sudo wget -P /usr/share/wine/gecko/ </syntaxhighlight>

Mouse problem[edit]

  • Most of the time, upgrade Wine version is enough to make the mouse work like a charm
  • Activate mouse lag fix in F10 -> Controls -> Mouse -> Mouse lag fix