JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

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JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:09 pm

Good day, Peter.

And first of all, thank you for you'r effort to Flight Simulation.

JoinFS has been the missing key of virtual aviation.

i had quite alot of trouble with Wine in Ubuntu 17.10, before getting it running.

However, now that the trouble seems to be solved with Wine.

When i launch JoinFS via Wine. The Screen popping up, stays dark. i am able to see the header JoinFS.
But the rest of the screen stays dark.

On my older office computer with Ubuntu 14.04 and a very old version of Wine the program works outa the box.
However, this doesnt help much as the machine is barely capable of running a chess game (hihi)

As mentioned, the X-Plane 11 Computer is on Ubuntu 17.10 and Wine 3.0

Thank you once again for you'r time Peter

Regards: Christian

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby Peter » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:38 pm

Hi Christian,

does JoinFS respond at all? Does the machine have a working link to the internet?

Peter

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:16 pm

Hello again Peter, and thank you for your answer.

It seems like JoinFS Freezes in Wine at the moment.

The Computer does have a working internet Connection.


I got it Wrong in the first message, the actual version of Wine is 3.2 not 3.0

I am able to install via the .msi file. But not run the program.


Is it Possible, to have JoinFS Running on the office machine, and X-Plane on the gaming computer?, as they are on the same Network

Just an idea.

//Christian

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby Peter » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:25 pm

Yes, it should be possible to connect JoinFS to X-Plane on a different device. I've not tested it, but all you need to do is open the JoinFS Settings and set the 'Address' option in the the X-Plane settings to the LAN IP address of the machine running X-Plane.

Will be interested to hear if that works.

Peter

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 am

Tested with JoinFS running on one machine and the simulator on the other

atleast only by assigning the IP addresses i am not able to get it to work, there should be no firewalls etc blocking the connection between the two machines.


This could be a very interesting setup to solve for future purposes.


However, i am wondering what is different between the two cases.

The machine where the program is working, is on Ubuntu 14.04 and Wine 1.6

where the problem is the machine is running Ubuntu 17.10 and Wine 3.2 even tried different versions of Wine.

One idea i had was something similar to problem a few years ago, with the same type of black screen problem.

The issue then was with the (Noveau graphics drivers) But this time, i am running Tested drivers from nvidia.

i am not really sure what to dig in to, as the problem seems to be with wine, rather than JoinFS.



Hopefully it could be solved.

Thank you for you'r time.

//C

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:55 am

I forgot to mention, as i am not able to run JoinFS on the machine with X-Plane 11

I was neither able to install the X-Plane Plugin to the machine.



//C

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby Peter » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:09 am

AR1842 wrote:I was neither able to install the X-Plane Plugin to the machine.


If you manually copy 'JoinFS-XP64.dll' to '<xplane>\Resources\plugins\JoinFS\win.xpl'. That might work.

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 am

Thank you. I will try that now.


Il Keep you updated.


Hopefully a solution will be found,

as i have a feeling that gaming on Linux, will take place in the more
recent distributions of OS.


//C

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby AR1842 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:31 am

I tried copying both the 32 & 64bit xplane .dll files

separately and together.

but i am not able to get the plugin showing up in the in-game menu.



//C

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Re: JoinFS Ubuntu 17.10 (Wine)

Postby ATC Roo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:57 pm

I've just updated my Centos server to the latest 1.4.9.

Simconnect DOES need to be installed on a Linux system even if you plan to run no SIM or only Xplane.

This is because JOINFS looks for Simconnect when it starts.
If it's not on the system it gives a system.IO error.

There's a link to the 3 main Simconnect versions below.
http://www.fspassengers.com/download/SimConnect.zip
The Xpack version is the one you need to install.

Don't know if that will help you.

Installing both JoinFS and Simconnect through PlayOnLinux may also be more user friendly when updating JoinFS versions.
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