Disclaimer: Bioware don't officially support running it under these operating systems or conditions. Don't expect developer help. Don't go nagging when it won't run, or won't run right. This is just a place for users to share experiences, not a place to complain about support or lack thereof.
So, I'm an avid gamer. I've gotten a number of games running fine under Wine (Everything Source-based, Dragon Age, WoW, LotRO). I'm keen on playing STO, but before I lay down money I want to know that I can get it running.
So far, all I can get is the launcher updating and logging in. Once logged in, the "buttons" (app:2,3,4 links) don't seem to do anything. What I assume is the news pane never loads, the drop down box is empty, and it seems like nothing happens.
I've checked with Wireshark, the app is POST'ing the login data, and getting a 200 back, so that's working fine.
The launcher uses MS's Internet Explorer for a lot of functions. Luckily, it seems that you might not even need to touch the launcher if you can get the game patched. If the patch works, you can exit the launcher and run the GameClient.exe file directly, as the launcher just passes your login information along to that program, which does the real game login. The only uses of the launcher are patching and displaying shorter versions of the release notes. Unless it's patch day, I doubt I'll ever bother with the pointless extra step of running the launcher.
Actually, yeah that makes sense. I was wondering how that came about (the POST data is quite different to what I type) but if I think about, the 'action="app:4"' should've given it away.
Sorry, when i said updating, I meant the launcher itself is being updated. The client is not being updated. However, a lot of IE functionality does actually work. For example, Steam works fine, and it's internal browser is "meant" to be IE but is actually the Gecko engine. So support might not be too hard.
I'm on ubuntu 9.10 x64 with wine 1.1.35. I got the client installed, even though the installer seemed to hang for minutes then jump 20% forward. I can get to the login screen and log in just fine, but the next page has a blank area where the patch notes must go, and an empty drop down box beneath that. I can see an 'Engage' button, but clicking it does nothing. Clicking 'Options' brings me to a white screen. I have to break out of wine to quit the client, seeing this as an error: