@randomwheelchair Oh, right, there was something.... does that mean the Retail version is now also blocked due to missing checks?
Linux install script (Lutris)
As far as I'm aware all retail versions can be activated on steam to receive gold version of SC and FA.
That's also how I got one of my steam copies.
Correct the retail code if redemed on steam will give you a gold eddition. and GOG has no way for us to Validate if you own the game.
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock
I've tested out a few distros with the script to make sure FAF works stable on all flavours of Linux using it.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa"
Fedora 34 Workstation
MX Linux 19.4.1-ahs
Debian 10 Buster
The mentioned bug on Arch Linux may be a sole problem of me missing a specific package (classic Arch problem I assume). Someone may confirm and tell which one it was for FAF to recognize Env vars so it can be fixed. Since Manjaro works fine it probably is just missing configuration on my side.
made my own attempt which looks less hacky and is working on arch
You could edit the wiki and make an instruction there on how to do your thing https://wiki.faforever.com/index.php?title=Setting_Up_FAF_Linux
@ovo Your install script doesn't work, throws Error 17 "File already exists" after looking for the run file. This isn't the only problem though.
Other things I noticed:
- You're getting the files via wget instead of using Lutris' in-built file download function. Works, but isn't beautiful since you skip the option to insert the files yourself
- Instead of downloading the FAF client, you're downloading the Java 15 SDK twice
- The Steam arguments you give are missing %command%
- Having the user manually looking for the run file is unnecessary, it will always spawn in /tmp/proton-$USER/
- You made the same error like me with line breaks
- The user isn't told to set a specific Proton version. This can cause later problems like desyncs, as described here.
- You don't tell the user that SteamPlay has to be activated for every title in order to even install Forged Alliance. In my opinion missing information like this is extremely frustrating for new users.
- Your client.prefs file will be rejected by the FAF client since the lobby isn't written to simply add missing entries, but expect them to be already present. That's the reason I uploaded a prepared one for my script which I edit using sed, so the client accepts the file.
- You do not set the preferences file location, therefore FAF lobby will look for it in ~/.wine/ and create a new one there, ignoring your FA settings as well as forgetting all settings every time a user might deletes his standard wine prefix.
- Not a necessity, but I find the option to have all files in your defined game folder quite important for large games so your /home won't get cluttered. In the end FAF will save literally everything in ~/.faforever/
Sorry, but as it is, your script is absolutely non-working on any machine and riddled with problems.
@sereiya i've posted a link to edit script, since new drafts wont appear before lutris team moderation, take a look into it
You're getting the files via wget instead of using Lutris' in-built file download function. Works, but isn't beautiful since you skip the option to insert the files yourself
can be done for JRE, but i guess only the latest version of FAF should be aviable, especially after 1.4.4
Having the user manually looking for the run file is unnecessary, it will always spawn in /tmp/proton-$USER/
sounds reasonable, used this one just to show instruction dialog
may just use input_menu
The user isn't told to set a specific Proton version. This can cause later problems like desyncs, as described here.
Didn't checked, but haven't latest proton already got rid if most of FA errors?
That one fixed the last bug for FA, may not be an issue for future versions of proton.
You don't tell the user that SteamPlay has to be activated for every title in order to even install Forged Alliance. In my opinion missing information like this is extremely frustrating for new users.
Your client.prefs file will be rejected by the FAF client since the lobby isn't written to simply add missing entries, but expect them to be already present. That's the reason I uploaded a prepared one for my script which I edit using sed, so the client accepts the file.
Works 4 me
Will look into it
You do not set the preferences file location, therefore FAF lobby will look for it in ~/.wine/ and create a new one there, ignoring your FA settings as well as forgetting all settings every time a user might deletes his standard wine prefix.
Uuugh, but it doesnt even uses standart wine
Not a necessity, but I find the option to have all files in your defined game folder quite important for large games so your /home won't get cluttered. In the end FAF will save literally everything in ~/.faforever/
Agree, can it be done just with a symlink?
UPD: ok, zero brain moment, just realized only i have access to edit page
@ovo I've looked into it, but every iteration of the draft shows the same bugged version. I encounteres some similar behaviour when I worked with the page which is why I almost never saved it before commiting and mostly worked offline. I assume the website is bugged.
Since I uploaded the .yaml code in my first post (clearer syntax than on lutris . net, looks way less "hacky"), why won't you just take the code that's already working but seem a little hacky to you and just edit it? Not lying, it feels weird to see someone completely working around me and encountering some problems I already solved within a few hours of testing. Stuff like the optional ~/.faforever/ symlink is already included too, and as I said I'm not even sure the problem on Arch wasn't due to a faulty configuration on my side.
Updated to Lobby version 1.4.6 due to the serverload issue. Filename still says 1.4.4-RC1 simply because the Lutris mods still didn't review the installer, therefore link changes aren't applied. Next revision of the install script will have some fancy code to update the lobby automatically through Lutris.
It worked, Thank you!
Before I stated I installed the open source AMDGPU driver for my RX 570 with pretty much everything from the "Install" section: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AMDGPU
I am on Manjaro, the only problem I encountered was that the game crashes on launch, saying “CD3DDeviceResources::DevResInitResources: Unable to load effect file /effects/cartographic.fx”
I followed this guys guide: https://www.protondb.com/users/1007765403
But skipped the resolution changes. Maybe that was why the first start of the steam version took quite long, the cut scenes were laggy but skippable.
ubuntu: sudo apt install winetricks
manjaro: sudo pacman -S winetricks
Install protontricks using this guide from simpler: https://www.simpler.website/html/2021/1/protontricks.html
Copy from simpler:
Arch based Linux distros:
Open the terminal, then copy and paste these commands:
sudo pacman -S python-pip python-pipx python-setuptools python-virtualenv
python3 -m pip install --user pipx
python3 -m pipx ensurepath
Close and reopen the terminal again.
Install protontricks using this command:
pipx install protontricks
in a terminal, write: protontricks 9420 dlls d3dx9 in a terminal, write: protontricks 9420 dlls xact
(if you, at a later stage, change proton version in steam, you have to reinstall the above two libraries since they don’t seem to come with proton.)
Now start the game. It took quite some time for me. Create a game profile ingame and exit.
edit your Game.prefs on ubuntu it’s located in:
~/.steam/debian-installation/steamapps/compatdata/9420/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Local Settings/Application Data/Gas Powered Games/Supreme Commander Forged Alliance/ change primary_adapter = ‘1024,758,60’, to whatever your native screen resolution is, mine is: primary_adapter = ‘2560,1440,60’, and save.
Edit launch options again (see step above) and remove “/windowed 1024 758” leaving just PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1, PROTON_DUMP_DEBUG_COMMANDS=1 %command%. All that is left now is to install faforever client (for multiplayer), check the wiki: https://wiki.faforever.com/index.php?title=Setting_Up_FAF_Linux#Java_Downlord.27s_Client
Any help with this? Installed with OPs scripts, FA works fine through Steam, the client crashes when logging in though. This is on Arch.
lutris-wrapper: Forged Alliance Forever Running /home/max/Games/forged-alliance-forever/lobby/downlords-faf-client Initial process has started with pid 53623 Start monitoring process. 19:52:08.557 [main] DEBUG com.faforever.client.preferences.PreferencesService - Logger initialized 2021-10-02 19:52:09.471 WARN 53623 --- [kground-preinit] o.s.h.c.j.Jackson2ObjectMapperBuilder : For Jackson Kotlin classes support please add "com.fasterxml.jackson.module:jackson-module-kotlin" to the classpath 2021-10-02 19:52:09.517 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] o.s.boot.SpringApplication : Starting application using Java 15.0.2 on endeavour with PID 53623 (started by max in /home/max/Games/forged-alliance-forever/lobby) 2021-10-02 19:52:09.518 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] o.s.boot.SpringApplication : The following profiles are active: prod,linux 2021-10-02 19:52:10.068 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'asyncConfig' of type [com.faforever.client.config.AsyncConfig$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$ebe4d117] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying) 2021-10-02 19:52:10.081 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'cacheConfig' of type [com.faforever.client.config.CacheConfig$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$4d23845d] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying) WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred WARNING: Illegal reflective access by com.google.gson.internal.reflect.UnsafeReflectionAccessor (file:/home/max/Games/forged-alliance-forever/lobby/lib/gson-2.8.5.jar) to field java.net.HttpCookie.name WARNING: Please consider reporting this to the maintainers of com.google.gson.internal.reflect.UnsafeReflectionAccessor WARNING: Use --illegal-access=warn to enable warnings of further illegal reflective access operations WARNING: All illegal access operations will be denied in a future release 2021-10-02 19:52:10.235 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] c.f.c.preferences.PreferencesService : Switching FA Forever logging configuration to INFO 2021-10-02 19:52:10.254 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] o.s.s.c.ThreadPoolTaskScheduler : Initializing ExecutorService 'taskScheduler' 2021-10-02 19:52:10.590 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] c.f.c.map.generator.MapGeneratorService : Deleting leftover generated maps... 2021-10-02 19:52:10.681 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] com.faforever.client.update.Version : The current application version is: 1.4.6 2021-10-02 19:52:10.688 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] c.f.c.update.ClientUpdateServiceImpl : Current version: 1.4.6 2021-10-02 19:52:10.692 INFO 53623 --- [pool-3-thread-3] c.f.client.update.CheckForUpdateTask : Checking for client update 2021-10-02 19:52:10.711 INFO 53623 --- [pool-3-thread-4] c.f.c.update.CheckForBetaUpdateTask : Checking for client update (pre-release channel) 2021-10-02 19:52:10.919 INFO 53623 --- [JavaFX-Launcher] o.s.boot.SpringApplication : Started application in 2.07 seconds (JVM running for 2.857) 2021-10-02 19:52:11.232 INFO 53623 --- [lication Thread] com.faforever.client.update.Version : fromVersion '1.4.6' is not newer than toVersion '1.4.6'. No update is required. 2021-10-02 19:52:15.675 INFO 53623 --- [ Discord RPC] c.f.client.discord.DiscordEventHandler : Discord is ready with user 'BenDover' 2021-10-02 19:52:18.111 INFO 53623 --- [ Thread-12] c.f.client.remote.FafServerAccessorImpl : Trying to connect to FAF server at lobby.faforever.com:8001 2021-10-02 19:52:18.140 INFO 53623 --- [ Thread-12] c.f.client.remote.FafServerAccessorImpl : FAF server connection established 2021-10-02 19:52:18.164 INFO 53623 --- [ Thread-12] c.f.client.remote.FafServerAccessorImpl : FAF session initiated, session ID: 2857377651 2021-10-02 19:52:27.779 INFO 53623 --- [ Thread-12] c.f.client.remote.FafServerAccessorImpl : FAF login succeeded 2021-10-02 19:52:27.943 INFO 53623 --- [lication Thread] com.faforever.client.update.Version : fromVersion version '1.6' is newer than toVersion '1.4.6'. fromVersion should be updated. > Patching com/sun/webkit/WebPage ... # # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f5e22d83399, pid=53623, tid=53915 # # JRE version: OpenJDK Runtime Environment (15.0.2+7) (build 15.0.2+7-27) # Java VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (15.0.2+7-27, mixed mode, sharing, tiered, compressed oops, g1 gc, linux-amd64) # Problematic frame: # C [libavcodec.so.58+0x1bc399] av_packet_free_side_data+0x9 # # Core dump will be written. Default location: Core dumps may be processed with "/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-coredump %P %u %g %s %t %c %h" (or dumping to /home/max/Games/forged-alliance-forever/lobby/core.53623) # # An error report file with more information is saved as: # /home/max/Games/forged-alliance-forever/lobby/hs_err_pid53623.log [thread 53920 also had an error] # # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit: # https://bugreport.java.com/bugreport/crash.jsp # Monitored process exited. All monitored processes have exited. Monitored process didn't return an exit code. Exit with returncode 0
I fixed it, what I did was change config in lutris to windows and back to linux to reset to defaults, changed the executable like it used to be, added INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME=.. and PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1, changed in Game.prefs my primary adapter to 2560,1440,120 and it works now in fullscreen borderless window.
I get a FAF splash screen for a second and then it closes. Pls fix?
And im on Manjaro KDE, if that makes any sense.
Edit: I guess i have the same bug as Arch and Manjaro xfce, manually launching with the command works.
Also why is FAF client written in Java?
FAF client was written in Java as that is what a contributor wanted to write it in and that who we have to support it contributor come and go.
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock
I'm sorry, I was gone from the community for a while due to health issues. I'll look into the provided logs asap.
@sereiya Thanks very much for the script I am not sure if I would have made it without it, also on Manjaro Xfce
worked for me and I now see the launcher but I have
twoone problem s:
this is a smaller one, can I somehow specify the INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME=/path/to/game/folder/openjdk15 somewhere so that I can start the game through Lutris.
This seems to be java related but it prevents me from logging in, java cant resolve lobby.faforever.com
java.net.UnknownHostException: Failed to resolve 'lobby.faforever.com'(just while I am writing this it seems to be fixed by specifying the IP in my hosts file)
So just 1., how can I make it so that I can run the mod through Lutris without the need to run
INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME=/path/to/game/folder/openjdk15/ ./faf-client every time I want to start the launcher?
Sry if this is the wrong place for bug support but after I finally got the launcher working I thought the game would run as well, turns out it doesn't.
When I am starting(or joining) a custom game the game starts but seems to load in the "Connecting" screen infinity and it seems that there are no errors in the console:
2022-01-04 17:13:18.374 INFO 8373 --- [ Thread-46] c.f.client.fa.ForgedAllianceService : Starting Forged Alliance with command: [%USER_PROFILE%/Games/forged-alliance-forever/run, %USER_PROFILE%/.faforever/bin/ForgedAlliance.exe, /init, init.lua, /nobugreport, /log, %USER_PROFILE%/.faforever/logs/game_16054279.log, /gpgnet, 127.0.0.1:63025, /mean, 1500.0, /deviation, 500.0, /savereplay, gpgnet://127.0.0.1:33381/16054279/Lamdarer.SCFAreplay, /country, DE, /numgames, 0, /numgames, 0] in directory: %USER_PROFILE%/.faforever/bin wineserver: using server-side synchronization. Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 9420 Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Caching Steam ID: 76561198329369279 [API loaded no] info: Game: ForgedAlliance.exe info: DXVK: v1.7-8-g51531e4a7 info: Built-in extension providers: info: Win32 WSI info: OpenVR Unable to read VR Path Registry from C:\users\steamuser\Local Settings\Application Data\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath warn: OpenVR: Failed to initialize OpenVR info: Enabled instance extensions: info: VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 info: VK_KHR_surface info: VK_KHR_win32_surface warn: D3D9: VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM_S8_UINT -> VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT info: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB: info: Driver: 495.44.0 info: Vulkan: 1.2.186 info: Memory Heap: info: Size: 6144 MiB info: Flags: 0x1 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x1 info: Memory Heap: info: Size: 11988 MiB info: Flags: 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x0 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x6 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0xe info: Memory Heap: info: Size: 246 MiB info: Flags: 0x1 info: Memory Type: Property Flags = 0x7 info: Process set as DPI aware info: Device properties: info: Device name: : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB info: Driver version : 495.44.0 info: Enabled device extensions: info: VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable info: VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive info: VK_EXT_host_query_reset info: VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation info: VK_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer info: VK_EXT_transform_feedback info: VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor info: VK_KHR_create_renderpass2 info: VK_KHR_depth_stencil_resolve info: VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count info: VK_KHR_driver_properties info: VK_KHR_image_format_list info: VK_KHR_sampler_mirror_clamp_to_edge info: VK_KHR_swapchain info: Device features: info: robustBufferAccess : 1 info: fullDrawIndexUint32 : 1 info: imageCubeArray : 1 info: independentBlend : 1 info: geometryShader : 1 info: tessellationShader : 0 info: sampleRateShading : 1 info: dualSrcBlend : 0 info: logicOp : 0 info: multiDrawIndirect : 0 info: drawIndirectFirstInstance : 0 info: depthClamp : 1 info: depthBiasClamp : 1 info: fillModeNonSolid : 1 info: depthBounds : 1 info: multiViewport : 1 info: samplerAnisotropy : 1 info: textureCompressionBC : 1 info: occlusionQueryPrecise : 1 info: pipelineStatisticsQuery : 1 info: vertexPipelineStoresAndAtomics : 1 info: fragmentStoresAndAtomics : 0 info: shaderImageGatherExtended : 0 info: shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats : 1 info: shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat : 0 info: shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat : 1 info: shaderClipDistance : 1 info: shaderCullDistance : 1 info: shaderFloat64 : 0 info: shaderInt64 : 0 info: variableMultisampleRate : 0 info: VK_EXT_conditional_rendering info: conditionalRendering : 0 info: VK_EXT_custom_border_color info: customBorderColors : 0 info: customBorderColorWithoutFormat : 0 info: VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable info: depthClipEnable : 1 info: VK_EXT_host_query_reset info: hostQueryReset : 1 info: VK_EXT_memory_priority info: memoryPriority : 0 info: VK_EXT_robustness2 info: robustBufferAccess2 : 0 info: robustImageAccess2 : 0 info: nullDescriptor : 0 info: VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation info: shaderDemoteToHelperInvocation : 1 info: VK_EXT_transform_feedback info: transformFeedback : 0 info: geometryStreams : 0 info: VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor info: vertexAttributeInstanceRateDivisor : 1 info: vertexAttributeInstanceRateZeroDivisor : 1 info: Queue families: info: Graphics : 0 info: Transfer : 1 Fossilize INFO: Overriding serialization path: "/home/myusername/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/shadercache/9420/fozpipelinesv6/steamapprun_pipeline_cache". Fossilize INFO: engineVersion 4222976 is too low for pEngineName DXVK. Skipping. Fossilize INFO: engineVersion 4222976 is too low for pEngineName DXVK. Skipping. info: DXVK: Read 0 valid state cache entries info: DXVK: Using 5 compiler threads info: D3D9DeviceEx::ResetSwapChain: info: Requested Presentation Parameters info: - Width: 2560 info: - Height: 1440 info: - Format: D3D9Format::A8R8G8B8 info: - Auto Depth Stencil: false info: ^ Format: D3D9Format::Unknown info: - Windowed: false info: Presenter: Actual swap chain properties: info: Format: VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM info: Present mode: VK_PRESENT_MODE_IMMEDIATE_KHR info: Buffer size: 2560x1440 info: Image count: 2 info: Exclusive FS: 0 info: Setting display mode: 2560x1440@60 warn: D3D9DeviceEx::SetRenderState: Unhandled render state D3DRS_ADAPTIVETESS_X warn: D3D9DeviceEx::SetRenderState: Unhandled render state D3DRS_ADAPTIVETESS_Y warn: D3D9DeviceEx::SetRenderState: Unhandled render state D3DRS_ADAPTIVETESS_W info: Presenter: Actual swap chain properties: info: Format: VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM info: Present mode: VK_PRESENT_MODE_IMMEDIATE_KHR info: Buffer size: 2560x1440 info: Image count: 2 info: Exclusive FS: 0
Maybe someone has an idea what I could try to get the game starting or the be able to join a game.