LiquidSky for Linux

I’m struggling to make it work on Arch Linux. I will keep this post updated with the results.

If you have a problem not listed here, please add a comment below and I’ll try to help you.

Wine Staging

You should use wine-staging, which contains extra features and bug fixes not released yet. If you need help installing it on your distribution, just add a comment below and I’ll try to help.

It crashes on startup

Run winecfg and then select Windows 7 from Windows Version drop-down.

The interface is messed up

The second problem you will probably have is that the interface is messed up.

To fix it just install winetricks and install allfonts.

Log files

To find out what the problem is you need to read the log files of LiquidSky, which are created in this folder:

Data centers file is missing

Some people had this problem: the file with data centers location were missing from their systems.

To fix that download the datacenters.dat file and put it in
~/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Application Data/LiquidSky/datacenters.dat

Testing data centers

For me, the client was getting stuck in this step. I solved that by running it from a Windows 7 vm. You can get one for free (legally) from here.

Freezing at benchmark testing

If that happens, try to run it with --force-player --disable-gpu flags:

June 2017 update

They have put an introduction video that you have to watch before accessing the server. That is not working for me with Wine, so I got stuck there and couldn’t access the server (which did start in the background). To fix that I simply ran the Liquidsky from Windows and watched the video there. Once you watch it you will get 10 credits but, most important, you won’t be asked to watch it again and you will able to access your server from Wine.
You can get a free (and legal) Windows virtual machine here.

6 Replies to “LiquidSky for Linux”

  1. do you know how to get antialiased fonts with the aur package. i had it working within a playonlinux bottle, but never got it working with winetricks (already did winetricks corefonts and winetricks allfonts)

    1. I got the same problem on a Mac. Can you try to install the “corefonts” instead? The command is “winetricks corefonts”. If that still not work let me know and I’ll find out which fonts I do have installed in my Wine environment.

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