please patch black and white to 1.10 and post results on that version
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Gameplay (including the mouse)
What does not
The game crashes in a couple of places:
Going to "the Playground of the Gods," which includes the load/save menu
Completing the tutorial temple
What was not tested
Loading and saving, because of the above error.
Wine 1.1.5, compiled from source.
There is a rendering error where houses and the Great Gate in the tutorial appear black, but since I have also seen this on Windows, I did not list it above.
I wanted to give the game a silver rating, since gameplay works fine. However, if you can't save or play for very long, then the game does not perform normally and deserves a bronze.
To run Black & White (and Creature Isle) without being affected by bug 14939 (texture bug), bug 15984 (crash bug) and bug 25417 (mouse bug), you have to run a version of Wine patched with the DXTn to ARGB texture conversion patch, blitting patch and the button click patch. To install this patched version of Wine, copy and paste the following commands into a terminal:
sudo make install
With these three patches, Black & White is fully and perfectly playable through Wine. If you encounter trouble patching, try looking at the bug threads for an updated patch (they are attended to more frequently than this Howto).
A picture posted of the intro with the Man and Woman kissing and little kid looking bored is the point at which a stall may occur. Settings for Audio need to be changed from hardware acceleration to emulation at this point. You can track the bug at http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12651.