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With wine 1.3.30 this game works considerably well for the first time. The sound and the mouse pointer sutters in exactly the same way as in Mircosoft Windows XP (tested with game version 1.31 and unofficial mouse pointer patch, unplayable without on Windows). Even the occasional graphics corruption looks the same (someone did a great job here - even Microsoft's glitches are now simulated by wine). However, you need to disable wine's hardware pixel shader support (in winecfg's graphics tab) when used on a system with the Intel i915 driver (it looks like a known bug or incompatibility). Closing the game through it's menu crashes the game just like in Windows. The game needs approximately three times as much CPU compared to Windows, but wine amazingly creates multiple threads so even a slow (but multicore) Intel Atom CPU can run the game at decent speed (and wine performs way better than dosbox for this game). It looks like the expensive graphic operations are now handled by D3D surface blitting, which unfortunately floods the console (messages can be suppressed with WINEDEBUG="-all").
Right click the mouse when it's stuck
by Michael Downey on Friday January 9th 2009, 23:25
Are you right clicking the mouse when you get the hangs? You just right click and then you should get a new pop up which then seems to unhang the mouse. Then move the mouse to where you want it to be and then click twice.
It's not great but it does work at least for me. I've played a few games all the way through now.
Workaround version 0.9.15 does not work for me
by Florian S on Friday October 17th 2008, 10:18
wine-0.9.15 generally works, however the following is a reliable way to produce a crash/segfalut:
- hire a ship commander
- click on the leader button in the main screen
- click on the ship command button at the top
The above procedure under the same savegame does work with orion2.exe under dosbox, and with wine-1.0 (but of course the rest of the game doesn't work in wine-1.0)