To get EL to work on our Ubuntu 7.10 - the Gutsy Gibbon laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 TurboCache, for Inspiron E1505N
Integrated High Definition Audio, Inspiron
First you want to delete everything related to the old client:
1. Delete the current game directory (the ENTIRE EL folder)
2. Delete the *.elc directory (go to your home folder, and if you can't see it press ctrl-h and look again).
http://www.eternal-lands.us/downloads/elc_150_linux.zip (Linux 32/64 bit)
It should download directly to your desktop. Double-click to open the folder, and highlight the folder inside (el_150), and click Extract. You want to extract it directly to your Home Folder.
Go into your home folder and rename el_150 to el. Leave the window open in the EL folder. Go to the terminal (Applications/Accessories/Terminal) Type cd .. and hit enter. Then type cd ______ where _____ is your login name for Ubuntu and hit enter. Type cd el and hit enter.
type chmod 775 install.sh and hit enter
Go back to the other window where you have the EL folder and double-click on install.sh to run it. It asks if you want to run it in terminal or run, you just want to run it.
Go back to the terminal and type chmod 775 el.x86.linux.bin and hit enter. You can close the terminal after that.
Go back to the other window where you still have the EL folder and double-click on el.ini. It should go DIRECTLY to the line labeled #data_dir = "c:\program files\games\el" (or something similar). You need to delete the quotes and everything in them and change that line to #data_dir = /home/_____/el where ____ is your login name for Ubuntu.
Save the el.ini without making ANY other changes. Double-click on the el.x86.linux.bin to start EL, and play for a bit to make sure that there haven't been any problems installing so far. Make sure all sound options are turned off, since they haven't been installed yet.
Fight some stuff, go to storage, mix some stuff, go in and out of a few buildings, etc. If you have any problems or crashes, delete it all and start the process over again. Make sure you follow the directions word for word. Make sure you don't have the old .elm files. Once you get this far without bugs, see below for getting the sound and the music.
http://www.eternal-lands.us/downloads/el_sound_150.zip (optional sounds)
Once downloaded, it should go to your desktop. Double click it to open, and unzip the sound directory into the el folder (see the directions for the previous unzip above). Look in your EL folder to make sure the sound folder is in it. Run EL and turn the sounds on to make sure that they work. Test as before.
Once downloaded it should go to your desktop. For Music, there is an extra step to create a folder in the el directory. Go into the EL directory, right-click and create a new directory. Name the directory music. Unzip the download into this directory (see the directions for the previous unzip above). Test as with sounds.
Creating a Desktop Shortcut:
Go to the EL Folder. Right-click on el.x86.linux.bin and choose Make Link. Look in the folder for Link to el.x86.linux.bin and drag and drop it to the Desktop.
Getting F2 to open Firefox:
You will need to make this change in two places, the el folder and the .elc folder. Find the el.ini file in each, and look for several lines that start with browser = ____. Find the line that says #browser = "" and delete the #. Go down to the 4 lines with browser = and add a line in that has #browser = firefox and save the file. Make sure to do this to both el.ini files.
After following these steps, Agrilles now has no problem playing EL on our Linux laptop with all sounds and music running fine.