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How to install Aslains modpack on Linux using Lutris.

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Hello fellow Linux users.. I recently helped Aslain make the installer work more reliably on Linux and it should work now as well as on Windows. Some of you however have odd ways running the Aslains modpack installer, so I decided to write this short guide.


This is how I recommend installing Aslains modpack for someone who uses Linux but might not be a guru.


I assume that you have a normal Linux install (openSUSE, Mint, Arch, Ubuntu, Fedora or what ever distro you prefer) and that you have already Lutris and World of Tanks installed and have played World of Tanks and know that the game is working.


As a general advice, while using Lutris/Wine running modinstallers or other exe-files, copy your windows-executable inside the games install-directory within drive_c and always in Lutris/Wine run it from the 😄 drive, not from Z: where your whole Linux-filesystem is exposed.

I use the term file-manager, some call it file explorer or something else.. where you open directories and files.



Please note that your window colors and style might differ from my screenshots - I prefer KDE and dark themes:


- Download Aslains modpack like you would normally. I will refer to this file in this post as "Aslains_WoT_Modpack_Installer_<version>.exe".


- In Lutris, select World of Tanks and below, next to "Play" from the up-arrow, pick "Browse Files" (not "Hide game from Library" - don't know why it remains highlighted in screenshot)


- From the file-manager window that opened, browser to "drive_c" -> "Games".

- Open a new file-manager window and browse to your Download directory where you downloaded Aslain's modpack.

- Copy Aslains_WoT_Modpack_Installer_<version>.exe to "Games" directory in file-manager you opened via Lutris.

- In Lutris, still with World of Tanks selected, click the small Wine-glass and from menu select "Run EXE inside Wine prefix" (do not pick "Wine Control Panel"):


- Browse to where you just copied the installer, "drive_c" -> "Games", select the installer "Aslains_WoT_Modpack_Installer_<version>.exe", OK.

- Installer starts, pick language. Installer should automatically detect install location (C:\Games\World_of_Tanks_EU for me at least) pick mods etc... Install. Finish (donate? 🙂 ).


Start World of Tanks and enjoy.


If mods or images are missing, in directory where Aslains logs are found _Aslains_movetree_command_*.log files last lines should be

xcopy /y /s "version\*.*" "" >nul 2>nul


- if not, Wine was not detected correctly by installer (it looks for $WINE environment variable) and I would be very interested to see what the command "SET" outputs when ran from "Open Wine console" (small Wine-glass button/menu).

Edit, might be easier to "Open Bash terminal" and copy&paste what command

env | grep -i wine




Edited by angulion
fix, easier command
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