Soldat is a unique side-view multiplayer action shooter game. It takes the best from games like Liero, Worms, Quake and Counter-Strike and gives you fast action
tons of blood and flesh. Soldiers fight against each other on 2D battle
arenas using a deadly military arsenal.
Free to download, or you can register for $9 to get a couple extras.
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2. Then unzip the setup into your home folder, pop into a terminal and do your "wine soldat131.exe"
3. Install it like normal.
That's it, you're done!
Once installation is complete you may want to use the Setup to configure Soldat to work a little better.
Graphics - You may want to disable fullscreen and antialiasing, and maybe use 16 bitrate until you see that Soldat works correctly
Sound - Soldat may start up with an access violation. This is usually caused by a funky sound setting. First set your sound to ALSA in winecfg. You may also want to try different things under the "Sound Output Type" section in the Soldat Config, and if none of those configurations work, you can just disable sound under "Sound Driver List"
Performance - Particles on screen can be lessened to increase framerate. Disabling "Render Smooth Polygons" seems to speed up some things as well.
Network and More - changing settings in here had no difference on my game.
Soldat should be started with the following command, as without it, Soldat will spit many FIXME errors:
WINEDBUG=-all wine 'C:\Soldat\Soldat.exe'
Once you're ingame, everything should work. However, it should be noted that you can't play if you are running XGL.
AS OF WINE 0.9.35, Soldat text works! Now rated Platinum!
However, using an older version of Wine, you may noticed that text is garbled. There are 3 known workaround for this:
(1). Run "regedit" in a terminal, go into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER ->
Software -> Wine -> X11 Driver section. If there isn't an "X11
Driver" section, just create a new key on the "Wine" folder. After you
are in the "X11 Driver" key, you need to create 4 strings values, with
names: ClientSideAntiAliasWithCore ClientSideAntiAliasWithRender ClientSideWithCore ClientSideWithRender and
have them all set to N. This will make Soldat render the fonts
differently or something, and can look really ugly, but they are all
(2) Replace the fonts in the Soldat directory:
cd [gamedir] cp /var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts/FreeSans.ttf lucon.ttf cp /var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts/FreeSans.ttf bgothl.ttf
Or find whatever font you want, instead of the FreeSans used here.
(4). Deleting the 2 fonts (lucon and bgothl.ttf) were reported to work as well.
There is 1 bug left, with changing the controls from the defaults. Just copy-pasting what was said for the 1.3 version:
"The interface for setting controls is glitchy - you click on the button
and sometimes where it would normally ask you to press a key it just
says 'Key OK'. However, you can edit the [CONTROLS] section of
soldat.ini - you need to enter scancodes. But not actual scancodes...
they must go through a level of translation through linux/wine or this
section wouldn't be so complicated. There's a nice image of scancodes
at barcodeman.com BUT you need to
subtract 1 from those numbers, or 2 for the bottom row. Eg, I have 'e'
as right, 'o' as crouch and ',' as jump, so I put 'Right=18',
'Crouch=24' and 'Jump=51' into my soldat.ini (I use a dvorak layout so
that's not as retarded as it sounds)."
Also, it seems this input bug still rears its head at times. Mouse and Keyboard seem to not work at times. A reported fix for it is to type: wineprefixcreate
ALTERNATE WINE INSTALL:
Sometimes WINE doesn't seem to work right, so I've had a GIT version of it lying around for testing, but it also serves as a more rreliable backup for when something goes wrong in my current system install. To use a GIT version of WINE, please read this wiki page. The following are mainly Ubuntu instructions:
1. sudo apt-get install git git-core
2. Try getting your GIT version of WINE:
git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git cd wine-git
Note: You may get some error message that begins with: "git, the filemanager with GNU Interactive Tools, is now called gitfm." If you do, then you should run, as it says: "update-alternatives --config git" and there should be 2 options now, the second probably being that git-core you downloaded. If can't get git-core, there is another one called cotigo, in which case you can install, select that one, and swap the first command above for a: "cg clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git".
3. "sudo apt-get build-dep wine", that way you get all the dependencies you need to compile WINE,
4. "./configure && make clean && make depend && make", to build your GIT WINE :)
There are a lot of things you can do in GIT, like regression testing, setting WINE to specific versions, or just update to get the very latest WINE, but you'd probably want to read through the wiki linked above for more info.
Something to mention, is that the 4869 bug only seems to occur in versions of Wine 0.9.1 through 0.9.17. 0.9.18 does NOT work with Soldat, and 0.9.19 has fixed the bug, but had a new input bug when installed on Dapper. Bug was marked invalid, but be wary incase it does come up.
Soldat does NOT startup in Wine 0.9.18.
Soldat MIGHT NOT function properly if running XGL. I currently run Ubuntu Edgy with Beryl (using built-in AIGLX, not XGL) and it DOES work. Your results may vary.
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by saltcushy on Thursday February 7th 2013, 14:56
I'd like change random config keyboard's . I using PlayOnLInux, Possible is ts?
Hey guys, I don't know how many people still play 1.3.x but I was wondering whether we should just focus on 1.4.x now, close this version and have all the votes shifted up into the newer version? Soldat 1.3.x is on the top of the Platinum list, which is kind of funny, because it's not the latest version (which for me, works perfectly as well). What do you think?
Automated screen resolution script
by Hugh Li on Thursday January 25th 2007, 0:36
Since I found out that Soldat can only run at 640x480, I decided to find a way to automate changing screen resolutions, so I could bypass going through menus and and then clicking on "keep resolution" each time. After googling, I found out that I could automate it by a script. Since I'm a Linux noob (I've only had Ubuntu for less than a month), I'm not entirely sure if it'll work for other people, but at least you could tell what to do and reimplement it.
(BTW, I'm running Ubuntu Dapper, with Wine 0.9.29)
1. Right click on desktop > create document > empty file
2. Open it with a text editor, and paste this in:
(don't include the dotted lines before and after the text)
The path to "soldat.exe" (since one of the folders on the path had a space in it, I had to put quotes around the path) should be changed accordingly, and you might want to change the last screen resolution too, if you don't usually use a resolution of 1280x1024.
3. Save the file with a easy, simple to remember filename ending in ".sh" (I named mine 'soldat.sh" and you migth want to as well, you'll know why)
4. Move the file to your "Home" folder - Usually "/home/*username*"
Now you're finished! If you want to run Soldat now, just open up your terminal, and run "sh soldat.sh" (or whatever you named your script file earlier). Your screen resolution should change to 640x480, and start Soldat. After you exit Soldat, the resolution should automatically set to whatever you set it as in the script file.
I also recommend you change wine's settings (winecfg) by going to the graphics tab and unchecking the box labelled 'emulate a virtual desktop', as the window kinda messed things for me.