if you knew that there might be problems with libs, why didnt you in your great all-knowingness DO IT YOURSELF BEFORE ASKING?
I didn't ask you how to do it, i had a feeling of what it might be and came in here to ask if that was the case so i don't go on my own goose chase. Gaining confirmation from somebody to head them in the right direction because they weren't sure about something is a smart move. I also spilled the beans on how i did it, and why i did it that way for importing a 32 bit library for anyone else who runs 64 bit debian or ubuntu.
Telling me to make a script and that it's not hard is where i started pulling some tude. Sorry about that. Messing around with wine isn't that hard, and it gets the job done fantastic. I'll be a cross platform launcher user when it gets finished for sure in the future. The whole community can use just the one and only cross platform launcher and the windows and osx only launchers will be a thing of the past (unlikely to happen sadly). I also like the launcher way of doing things, so i'm going to use the best damn launcher for fs2 at the moment. At the same time, i configure and mess around with fs2 in very nearly the same fashion as someone in windows would (and i have the fso 3.6.12 windows binaries as well, and i get to use the same launcher with them on a windows box). I don't like to have to change things around too much if i really don't have or want too, and fs2 in linux is one of these cases. The other reason i use the windows launcher in linux is because we don't tell people running windows around here to make a launch script, it's not that hard.
I'd bother to write a tutorial how to run the windows launcher under linux around here, but there's a few reasons i don't.
Wine is difficult for people (overstated given how great the launcher works in wine and how not difficult it was to make work, and that's all people would be coming here to use wine for).
Making a startup script is faster and not that hard (fine but why don't we tell people who run windows the same).
Foff let's ignore this, it's not important. Equivalent to this is ludicrous, why would anyone do this (ok, but i still find the launcher to be more friendly and easier to use in the long run, why not help others who don't want to change the way they prepare the game in linux as they did in windows, or simply those who dual boot)?
There would be no gain, and no loss. Which means no point; a tutorial no one reads.
Why even bother with a startup script? Launcher6.ini does the same job, just tell people how to make one of them in the least instead. That would be the truly cross platform thing to recommend those who play fs2 in any operating system since it will work in all operating systems only difference being executables for different operating systems.