Installing BYOND (Dream Seeker / Dream Maker) in a Virtual MachineNOTE: This requires a valid Windows (7 or XP) installation disk or ISO.
Virtualbox is a program created to run Operating Systems (like Windows) inside of another Operating System (Linux).
This provides the best compatability for running Dream Seeker without having to duel-boot or reboot into Windows.
Overall this guide from start to finish should take about 15 minutes (excluding Windows installation time).
The following guide by Lifehacker explains how to install Virtualbox with a Windows VM.
After following the guide, you may install the Windows version of BYOND in the VM.
Virtualbox Linux Download Page (Download your specific distribution's package)
Lifehacker Article (Setting up Virtualbox)
Enable 3D Acceleration (Optional)
BYOND Suite (Install the EXE inside the VM)
Installing BYOND (Dream Seeker / Dream Maker) on WineInstructions for installed and operating BYOND under Wine can be found on our Wine AppDB page. They have been copied below.
BYOND is best installed within it's own win32 architecture prefix. Assuming a prefix of 'your/prefix'path', run the following to set up a prefix to install BYOND under:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path wineboot WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path winetricks wsh56 wsh57 jscript mfc42 vcrun6 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path winetricks ie7 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path winetricks ie8Then, using WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path you can run the installer:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path wine 501.1217_byond.exe
Then, to run BYOND:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=your/prefix/path wine "C:\Program Files\BYOND\bin\byond.exe"