elder scrolls online on linux ( Kali, also works on ubuntu/debian )

elder scrolls online on linux

Time for this weekend’s beta of Eleder Scrolls Online. This article will help you getting it started on a Linux using Wine

REQUIREMENTS:

– make sure you have 50GB free hdd space where you plan on installing the game
( game will download roughtly 25GB and then unpack it, coming to a total of 50GB )
– gfx drivers installed ( for me it was nvidia http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-nvidia-drivers-on-kali-linux )

1.) If you use 64bit linux you first have to enable multiarchitecture ( support for 32 bit apps )

Code:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update

2.) Download the installer & run it

Code:

wget https://elderscrolls-a.akamaihd.net/products/BNA_Launcher/Install_ESO_Beta.exe
wine Install_ESO_Beta.exe

now the installer will launch and guid you through the process of installing it using wine.
I installed it on a clean system with no DirectX configured so i checked the “Install DirectX Redistributable” in the Elder Scrolls Online Beta installer

3.) Fix the missing certificate
After running the installer I got an error “Certificate authentication failed, please re-install to correct the problem. we can avoid that with a few simple steps:

3.1.)

Code:

$ cd /usr/share/ca-certificates/

3.2.)

Code:

$ sudo mkdir custom

3.3.)

Code:

$ sudo nano /usr/share/ca-certificates/custom/Thawte_CS_CA_G2.crt

3.4.) insert:

Code:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

3.5.) cltr+o to save and exit
3.6.) sudo echo custom/Thawte_CS_CA_G2.crt >> /etc/ca-certificates.conf
if you get a permission denied here just use
Code:
nano /etc/ca-certificates.conf

and then insert
Code:
custom/Thawte_CS_CA_G2.crt

at the bottom of this file, then press ctrl+x to close and save the ca-certificates.conf
3.7.) update the certificates ( based on the config we just adjusted )
Code:
sudo update-ca-certificates

4.) install a few needed dependencies

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

this might throw you an error of missing dependencies which can be fixed using
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install -f

5.) run playonlinux, select wine version
– start playonlinux
– go to settings->manage wine versions, then select 1.7.11 ( I selected it for x86 and amd64 )

6.) select the install to install the game
– click on the +INSTALL button then a new window will popup. Here at the left bottom, click on Install a non-listed program.
– A Wizard will now appear asking you for the Game installer location ( Install_ESO_Beta.exe )

7.) Fix greyed out button
– if you click the blue play button and it turns into a grey non clickable button, this indicates that the game has to be forced to use opengl. the installer created a new folder during the installation proccess ( /home/user/Elder Scrolls Online/live ). cd in that folder and create a text file containing

Code:

SET GraphicsDriver.7 "OPENGL"

8.) Black Screen
– if you hear music and get blackscreen, this indicates that the drivers are not installed properly ( in my case nvidia drivers ). I used the NVIDIA…..run file to install the drivers. So i used the .run file to ./NVIDIA…run –uninstall the manual drivers first, then i used

Code:

sudo apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386

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