• PLEASE READ THE LICENSE. - Playing the game means that you agreed with all the stuff there. The license is written in plain english, not in lawyers language, so it should be easily understood.
• GAME INTERFACE
• GAME BASICS
• GAME COMMANDS
• GAME RULES
Most of the information contained in the above links is pretty important and will help you start the game easier.
• Also, please make sure you have the latest video drivers installed. To play on Windows:
Download the game, then simply double click on el_194_install.exe
The download is approximately 65 MB.
Download the client and unzip it to the desired location..
Copy the EternalLands application to some folder (e.g. home/Games/).
Launch EternalLands. Enjoy!
If the game crashes, edit the file el.ini and look for the line: "#use_animation_program= 1". Replace 1 with 0, and start the game again.
• Download the Linux version
Once downloaded, open a terminal, move to the directory where you download the file, then run the installer using this command: sh el_linux_installer_194.sh
The installer places all the files in the chosen directory so it can be easily removed later. The exception is the application launcher file that is placed here:
It also creates the local configuration files if needed in the usual place $HOME/.elc
Once installed you can run the client using the provided launcher icon from your desktop menus or your desktop shell. Its called "eternallands_static". You may need log out and back in again to see the icon. Otherwise, you can run from a terminal using the launcher script, either from the install directory or using the full path to the install directory from anywhere else. The command is:
Be sure to manage your #DATA_DIR path correctly, the launcher will indicate if its not correct. But also check it is correct once the client has started by looking at the console text. Fix/check it is correct when you run the old client again too.
To play under FreeBSD, download the Linux version, download the code from the GIT, and use the freebsd make file.
The sound is an optional package of 43MB.
Download the .zip file below.
After you finished downloading it you will need to unzip it into the directory\folder where you installed the game in such a way so that you will have a sound directory in there.
Example for windows: the directory should look like: C:\Program Files\Eternal Lands\sound\
It should NOT look like this: C:\Program Files\Eternal Lands\sound\sound\
The sound is disabled by default in the client, so after you downloaded and installed the sound, you will have to go in the Options window of the game and enable the sound.
You can download the sound package from here: • Full Sound Download ZIP- El_sound_191.zip
The music is also an optional download. Full package is about 67MB. Please follow the installation instructions listed above for sound, except for the music it must go in a music directory, so it should look like this: C:\Program Files\Eternal Lands\music\ • Music-Full package