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Not much of anything. The way Deus Vult is distributed, there isn't even an installer to test. You certainly can't use the GamersGate install tool, as it requires .net 2.0. The movies run fine, though.
What does not
The load up screen, and everything after it.
What was not tested
Anything after load up.
It fails load up at the "Initializing interface" stage with "Unhandled Exception Detedcted! Address: 0x004C6CB4". A similar problem with sound was fixed by choosing teh ALSA drivers in Wine config.
Note that Crusder Kings runs fine without the Deus Vult upgrade.
Use a traditional install CD or install the game on windows and move it over. Due to capitalization issues you might want to install all patches on windows as well, before moving it over (see below)
Install the latest CK patch from the site.
Install Deus Vult to an Windows PC.
It will install to a separate directory from the CK directory.
This directory will contain only the files that are different from the
Download and apply the Latest DV patch.
Copy the Deus Vult directory over to the Linux PC, and merge/overwrite those files directly into the CK directory.
Clean-up name changes (See below)
You have to change capitalization on some folders when installing an upgrade.
There are problems with capitalization on directories and files such
as "gfx/CoA", /map/ADJACENT.TBL
and "gfx/interface" when installing a patch or upgrading
from normal Crusader KIngs to Deus Vult. This might leave you with for example two
folders named "coa" and "CoA", rendering the game unplayable. The fix
is relatively easy, but a bit tedious:
After installing a patch or the Deus Vult expansions you have to go through all the folders and find the newest ones, merging their contents into the old ones (and overwriting) and deleting them, so that there is only one folder left.
Unfortunately it's not always the same files, as different packages and patches use different names. However Deus Vult will choke on missing files, so if you've missed some you ought to be told upon starting the game.
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by A.G.R. on Sunday September 13th 2009, 19:23
is there any way to make CK play it's music under Wine? I haven't found mentioned anywhere in this AppDB-entry that people might not have any music played, which is the case on my machine (opensuse 11.1,
This is not the biggest issue thinkable, but would still be nice not to have. ;)
Freeze when clicking ruler portrait
by chochem on Thursday August 28th 2008, 11:52
I have seen this in a number of independent games: When clicking the ruler portraitin the top left corner of the map screen, the game will freeze, and after a short pause will display a Windows 'OK' button in the top left corner, clicking which will exit wine. I cannot tell for sure, but it seems to be mainly when it's rulers with a lot of vassals.
However, I'm running a beta patch and the appearance of the 'OK' button might suggest that this is a problem with the program as such?
by Grey Freeman on Sunday June 1st 2008, 6:52
I'll be taking back my "garbage" rating, as I have figured out what the problem was. Because Deus Vult does not have an "install" application that works on Linux (the GamersGate download and install wont run), I've had to gather the Deus Vult files from a number of sources. What I've found is that these various sources, including vendor supplied patches, do not always consistently name folders and files. Specifically, there are problems with capitalization on directorys such as "gfx/CoA" and "gfx/interface". With Linux's sensitivity to case, what is a non-issue on Windows becomes a show-stopper.
Having cleaned all that up, I'll probably be changing my rating to "Gold" once I've played a bit longer. Don't want to make another hasty judgement. So far, after loading the game and playing a few months, the only problem this game has is the lack of a good install.