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Running MTA 1.3 on Ubuntu 12.04


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Recently, I made the switch to Ubuntu from Windows, as Windows was causing a whole world of trouble. Now I'd like to get MTA 1.3 working. I've heard a number of people have managed to get it working, but mine will not function for some reason.

I installed it under Wine v1.4, but on startup, a grey box appears, then it closes and nothing starts. I have tried a number of solutions, in no particular order:

-Installing DirectX files through Winetricks (No d3d9.dll in the SA folder however)

-Installing allfonts through Winetricks

-Running MTADiag (Through Wine, it updated MTA)

-Deleting the gta_sa.set

-Installing C++ 2010, 2008, and 2005 through Winetricks (However, I got an error at the end of one of their installations saying that a .dll file was not found)

-Running Wine in Windows XP, Vista and 7 mode, as well as Virtual Desktop mode

Singleplayer works just fine, as does SA:MP 0.3d R2. I'm running on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with the latest updates. And my computer specs, if at all important, are as follows:

CPU: Intel i7 2600K (Overclocked @ 4.2GHz)

GFX: NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti 1GB

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55 (B3)

RAM: 8GB DDR3

Perhaps I'm missing some Winetricks add-ons? Maybe one of them didn't install properly? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

Edit: If it helps, I tried running MTA through Terminal in the main folder with the command "wine MultiTheftAuto.exe" and I got this error:

  
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),0,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub! 
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x13f200, L"ROOT\\CIMV2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000000, (null), (nil), 0x32f880) 
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\media\\531C1353E752EF64\\Games\\GTA San Andreas\\gta_sa.exe" failed, status c0000022 

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Check this forum: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=42765

Oh I didn't notice that thread when searching, my bad. However, there doesn't appear to be any solution there, but the last post might be on to something, perhaps it's a C++ issue. I recall that the MTA setup installs C++ 2008, so maybe that isn't working for whatever reason?

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MTADiag works under Wine, so here's the log:

MTADiag v 2.2 by Towncivilian  
MTA path:             Z:\media\531C1353E752EF64\Games\MTA San Andreas 
Old MTA version:      1.3.0-9.04037.0.000 
MTA version:          1.3.0-9.04037.0.000 
GTA path:             Z:\media\531C1353E752EF64\Games\GTA San Andreas 
D3D9.dll present:     No 
DirectX up-to-date:   Yes 
  
Can't open C:\users\igoor\Temp\dxdiag.log 
  
tasklist >: 

I can't draw any meaningful conclusions from it, but maybe someone else can. However, it should be noted that at first it said DirectX was out-of-date and directed me to the updater, which wouldn't work, and it was unable to create a log once I exited the updater. I then checked off another DirectX .dll in Winetricks and MTADiag reported it as up-to-date, outputting that log. But the .dll now appears to be deselected in Winetricks.

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Try reinstalling Wine 1.4

Following the instructions on that page updated it to 1.5.2 (Development release) but MTA still doesn't run. I'll try a simple reinstall of 1.4 just in case, but I don't see that working either frankly.

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Sorry about that,

Are you running it on Administrator?

There is no such option in Ubuntu, and running Wine as a superuser (Sort of Linux' equivalent) through Terminal is not possible, in fact all it does is muck up the permissions for the Wine directory.

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oh, sorry, What's your Security Program?

like Firewall?

My firewall is the default firewall provided by Ubuntu: ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall). It has no rules set at the moment though. I don't have an anti-virus at the moment because I'm not terribly worried about the very few Linux viruses that exist (Though I am debating installing one in the future).

Edit: As for those drivers, there are no official Intel or MSI drivers for Linux, but I recently reinstalled my NVIDIA drivers, with no result.

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I have no other suggestions right now,

Let's hope someone else has something for you.

(Last Try: Try reinstalling Wine and Winetricks)

Tried reinstalling both of them, still got the same issue. Guess I'll wait till someone else picks up on this thread, thanks for trying!

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I have no other suggestions right now,

Let's hope someone else has something for you.

(Last Try: Try reinstalling Wine and Winetricks)

Tried reinstalling both of them, still got the same issue. Guess I'll wait till someone else picks up on this thread, thanks for trying!

np

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Try installing the Visual C++ redists inside the wine "bottle", usually its missing some redists or files and fails to run.

I tried installing C++ 2008 to the Wine bottle through Wine bottle management (wibom) but it didn't seem to help. Perhaps I should be installing it some other way? Would you happen to know what files C++ 2008 consists of though? I could go into the file system and check if they're present.

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