This is the last released patch for Master of Orion 3. Lots of bug fixes and some features were added since v1.00
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Installing the game
Playing the game
What does not
CD Protection for me (had to use a NO-CD crack)
What was not tested
Multiplayer, but in previous versions it has worked perfectly
After lots of fiddling around I discovered the secret to getting it working;
You _MUST_ run the game in a virtual desktop of 800x600, otherwise you'll get a blank screen. A virtual desktop bigger then that also has the problem.
You might be able to get around this by changing the res of your monitor to 800x600 but I wasn't willing to do this.
An updated version of this document can be found here
Master of Orion 3 HOW-TO
1-Insert the first
disk(installation) on your cd-rom drive.
2-Open the cd
setup.exe archive. Left-click WINE.
installation screen will open up. Click "NEXT".
5-The game's License
Agreement will be shown. To continue you will have to accept.
6-Read the License. To
continue with the installation, check the box which says "I
7-Click the "NEXT"
8-Link creation will be
offered. Just click "NEXT".
9-Ready to copy files
to your HD. Click "NEXT" again.
10-Wait until file
coping finishes. Be patient.
11-When the coping ends
you will be required to register your game's copy. Although you can
register, I recommend you don't. If you desire to register, insert
you age and click "NEXT".
"CANCEL" and go to step 15
13-(OPTIONAL) If you
chosen to register, your browser will open and you will be given the
opportunity to register in the vendor's page.
your birthday, platform(PC), and Master of Orion 3, then click
"CONTINUE". After that you will have to input your name,
15-(OPTIONAL) Roll down
your browser and click the "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" to
An error message will
appear. Don't worry, just click "OK" it doesn't affect
16-The next screen will
ask for you to install Gamespy. Leave the field "NO, INSTALL
GAMESPY ARCADE LATER" checked and click "NEXT".
17-In the following
screen, leave "NO" checked and click "NEXT".
19-As you can see
below, the game was successfully installed. You can now click in the
icon WINE created to play it.
20-I recommend you
update your Moo3's version to v1.25. Download it here and extract it
somewhere. Right-click the executable archive and left-click WINE.
21-Another screen will
show up. Click "INSTALL".
22-Click in the "DONE"
23-You will be asked
whether you want to read the patch's readme. If don't want to read
it, go to step 25.
24-(OPTIONAL) If you
click yes, the picture below will appear. Close WINE's notepad to
implemented securom(It's an anti-copy protection method). This means
you will have to download a "No-CD" file to be able to play (disk
2 won't be necessary anymore). Please
remember that you may only use that file if own the game (a.k.a.
bought it in stores). The message below will appear if try to use
disk 2 without that file, so continue reading this tutorial.
that "No-CD" file, overwrite the original Moo3.exe with the
one you just acquired in the directory
Interactive/Master of Orion 3" as in the example below.
27-All set up. Click in
the created icon to play.
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MOO3 window does not refresh consistently
by Mad on Sunday July 5th 2009, 14:43
The game installed fine and seems to run fine except the window it runs in does not consistently redraw itself leading to the screen staying black or being partially drawn when the window manager (KDE 4.2.4) requests an area be updated.
It does run normally if the window is being dragged or in full screen mode.