Yes! Time to delete Windows partition, throw it out with the putrid garbage where it belongs, and save some hard drive space for more cowbell. EVE Online players waiting for the Mac and Linux clients can now test them on Multiplicity, the test server, before they officially go live on all servers when Revelations 2.3 deploys on November 6th. You might as well get an early start and get everything up and ready, prepare for the rats and skills and what about EVE Mon. I like to play with that too. The bad news is that the Linux client does not support ATI graphic cards, which probably has something to do with driver support. (heh. I've had more problems with ATI cards running EVE Online than Nvidia cards. The 8800GT just launched and the reviews look sick and it doesn't cost a kidney and an eyeball either -- it will be my next card). The Mac client supports either Nvidia or ATI graphic cards, but to run the Mac client an Intel based Mac that is 2 Ghz or better is required. Further system requirements and how-to-install for both Mac and Linux clients, including download links to the EVE Online Mac and Linux clients are after the jump:

Here are the system requirements for Mac and Linux. Windows requirements are still the same.

Cedega:

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Ubuntu 7+, Suse 10+, Linspire 6
CPU: CPU speed equal or greater than 1,8GHz Centrino
RAM: 1024 MB
HD space: 6.0 GB
Video: NVidia 6600, ATI is not supported.

Recommended system configuration for running EVE-Online:
OS: Ubuntu 7+, Suse 10+, Linspire 6
CPU: 2GHZ
RAM: 2GB
HD space: 6.0 GB
Video: Nvidia 7600 or later, ATI is not supported.

Cider:

Minimal system requirements
OS: OS X 10.4.9 or later.
CPU: Intel based computer with CPU speed equal or greater than 1.8GHz , the client does not run on a PPC.
Video: ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300
RAM: 1024 MB or more
HD space: 6 GB

Recommended system configuration for running EVE-Online:
OS: OS X 10.4.9 or later
CPU: Intel based CPU 2GHz or better, the client does not run on a PPC.
Video: ATI X1900 or Nvidia 7600
RAM: 2 GB
HD space: 6 GB or more

How do I install EVE on Macintosh

The installation experience on Cider Runtime is identical to any Mac OS X installation procedure.

In General, Cider Runtime uses a simple drag and drop installation, i.e. into the Applications folder.
1. Download the EVE Online client. The client will be packaged as a .dmg file.
2. Double-click the .dmg file.
3. Drag the EVE Online Icon to your Applications folder.
NOTE: EVE Online may be unstable if run from a disk or installation package.
You can download EVE Online for Macintosh here.

How to install Eve on Linux

Download the package for your distribution:

openSUSE
Ubuntu, Linspire

The user installs EVE Online using a graphical or command line package manager. On installation a Starter Kit will install program shortcuts and installation configuration files.

On launch, via the Start Menu shortcut or command line, the Starter Kit will download and install all necessary files for the application on Cedega.

Tick the Internet radio button to download the latest Game Package release from the Internet and then click Continue.

Patches are automatically downloaded and applied using the regular Auto-patcher.

How to connect to Multiplicity:
1. Run the client
2. Once the log in screen appears type in 87.237.38.51 in the server Combo box.
3. Enter your username and password that you had on Tranquility the 2nd of October as the mirror was taken from Tranquility at that time.
4. Click Log in.
5. Profit?

Feel free to discuss this news here.

kieron
Director of Community Relations, EVE Online

This article was originally published on Massively.
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