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silviotoledo
04-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Once there's some windows emulators for linux, is it possible to run LW in Linux ?

UnCommonGrafx
04-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Look for Wine as an app. And google it, too, to find set up info.

Celshader
04-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Once there's some windows emulators for linux, is it possible to run LW in Linux ?

I do not yet have direct experience LWSN.exe or LightWave Layout on Linux. However, a studio I worked at in 2004 had a 500-node render farm that used Linux. Because there was no Linux version of the Sasquatch plug-in for LightWave, we could not use the Linux version of LightWave ScreamerNet.

So the IT guys used Wine to run the Windows version of Screamernet across 500+ render nodes, and we used the Windows Screamernet on Linux render nodes to render the project.

silviotoledo
04-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Greatfull info UnCommonGrafx. Now I have been introduced to wine :)


Sounds Great Jennifer! So, was there any other problems ( except third part plugins ) during the rendering? or does everything worked perfect on Linux? No performance reduction?

Dexter2999
04-27-2012, 04:25 PM
I think the Screamernet/WINE is not an issue. I think the stumbling block was getting the dongle to work correctly to get the actual app. working.

Celshader
04-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Greatfull info UnCommonGrafx. Now I have been introduced to wine :)


Sounds Great Jennifer! So, was there any other problems ( except third part plugins ) during the rendering? or does everything worked perfect on Linux? No performance reduction?

I don't remember any render hit on the Linux/Wine/Windows-LWSN.exe farm back then. We did have 500 nodes, though. :D

Sasquatch (a third-party Windows plug-in) rendered fine over this Linux farm. No problems.

DrStrik9
04-27-2012, 04:53 PM
I heard recently that wine is now cheaper than gasoline. So drink, don't drive. :D

silviotoledo
04-27-2012, 05:06 PM
Talking about gasoline, you must see this:
http://youtu.be/7P3aUANOYOI
Video sent me from Maurocor.
A japanese guy created a machine that reciclates Plastic and does Oil and Gasoline at home :). A little off topic, but really important!

and Back on topic

I will try WINE and LINUX soon. I was just scared with the budget for several windows 8 licences :). Microsoft did not saved Africa poor countries with the Billions Bill gates sayd would invest. I don't wanna make Bill richier.

dwburman
04-27-2012, 11:13 PM
I believe the hard work has been done for you, but I haven't tried this myself.

http://lwonlinux.oleeblood.com/

Click on the icons to download the file (installer?) and how-to PDF

Strider_X
04-28-2012, 11:40 AM
I was able to get lightwave to work on Fedora 16 64-bit with WINE 1.5.1

cagey5
04-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Did you have to jump through any hoops to get the dongle recognised?

Strider_X
04-28-2012, 02:34 PM
The problems I found getting the dongle to work with fedora 16 was
1. the driver installer does not create the udev rule.
2. udev is being replaced by systemd, rules now go in /lib/udev/rules.d
3. With systemd there are no more run levels, now there called targets.
4. Services for targets must be placed in /etc/systemd/system in order to start ahead of other services.

understanding this I was able to copy the udev rule to the right place and create the 2 services files that were needed to enable the dongle.

cagey5
04-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback. This is one of the issues I have though, because as a fairly new adopter of Linux (Ubuntu in my case) I understood none of that :), and until I am able to install it as easily as I do under Windows either with or without Wine then it's not for me.

On the plus side, Ubuntu is an absolute revelation and the only time I boot to Windows these days is to run Lightwave,.. hence my interest.

Shabazzy
05-01-2012, 01:22 AM
Talking about gasoline, you must see this:
http://youtu.be/7P3aUANOYOI
Video sent me from Maurocor.
A japanese guy created a machine that reciclates Plastic and does Oil and Gasoline at home :). A little off topic, but really important!

Excellent post Silvio.

Thanks for sharing that.

K-Dawg
05-02-2012, 04:05 PM
I was able to get lightwave to work on Fedora 16 64-bit with WINE 1.5.1

How did you get the x64 to run with Wine?

I tried to install my 9.6.1 x64 on my Kubuntu 12.04 with Wine but when I start LW it doesnt. When I start with terminal I get a message telling me something like x64 can't run with ~/.wine since it is a 32 bit app.

Not the same words, but contently.

Strider_X
05-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Try the 32-bit Lightwave to see if it gives you the same error, because It sounds like you have the 32-bit WINE installed, or your running Kubuntu 32-bit. If not, check to see if you have the 32-bit and 64-bit libraries installed for 64-bit WINE.
The http://lwonlinux.oleeblood.com/ method should still work for Kubuntu.

K-Dawg
05-02-2012, 06:01 PM
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 x64 fresh install and accoring to my Package Manager I have Wine1.4 32 and 64 installed.

I tried 32bit LW and that worked, but 64 doesn't eventhough I should have 64bit Wine.

Any specialties besides http://lwonlinux.oleeblood.com/ where I can use standard Kubuntu packages? There must be a way to get x64 to work.

I wish NewTek would finally just simply create a native Linux Lightwave.

Greetz

Strider_X
05-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Lightwave should start in Discovery Mode with standard Kubuntu WINE packages.

Try completely removing WINE and delete ./wine in your home folder then reinstall just the 64-bit version. With the standard 64-bit packages you can run both 32 and 64 Lightwave.

For WINE to work with the dongle you have to build from source to apply the USB patch (http://wiki.winehq.org/USB).

K-Dawg
05-03-2012, 04:46 AM
I'll try that when I get to it. Have other things to get done now. Thanks for you advice though. I'll keep ya updated. Might get to it in a few hours.

Greetz