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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Whole gameplay without any problems, music, graphics, mouse interaction, however workaround is needed.
What does not
Videos if there were any (I guess not, 'video' folder was empty), the demo doesn't run out-of-the-box.
What was not tested
Works very good, but workaround required. It is the same as for Cossacks, posted here by Alen:
I think that the same workaround would definitely work for full version.
First, remove the 'video' directory from the game directory.
Second, download this patch (http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=downloads&ss=299&s=patch) and install it into the game directory.
Third, go to 'configure wine', or 'winecfg' (they are the same thing). Go to 'applications' tab, and add the executable game file (for me, this was dmcr.exe). Where it says 'windows version', select 'windows xp'.
Fourth, go to the 'library' tab. Under 'new override for library' type in 'ddraw' and click 'add'. Under 'existing overrides', click on 'ddraw', and click 'edit'. Select the option for 'native then builtin'. Save changes and exit winecfg.
there's good news from WINE headquarters: The AC Demo has been tested successfully on a Linux (Debian) system!
So, given the obviously enhanced wine-programme, I thought: It's definitely worth trying to get the game running
- AMERICAN CONQUEST FIGHT BACK (German version 1.50)
- wine version: 1.3.12
- OS: openSuSE 11.4 KDE 32bit
Well, it did NOT work. Even the install didn't ... But this, I reckon, is the very problem:
"Cannot load string table. Application will terminate."
was the ever occurring error message when giving the command "wine ./setup.exe"/clicking the icon.
Put another way, this means: The FILESYSTEM is unknown to the kernel ... Must have something to do with secuROM/Tages copy protection. I guess, if the install-CD/-folder were to work, one has to create a new one with a filesystem known to the kernel, but I fear, installing from such a CD will fail because the copy protection requires the unknown filesystem
This is only a guess, but ... what do you think?
Am I right in my observation, that - basically - the copy protection has already become compatible with the wine programme and therefore with Linux distributions?: wiki.winehq.org/CopyProtection