Homeworld's epic tale
begins in the far reaches of the universe. You were the benign lords of
a peaceful society located in the center of a lush spiral galaxy. For
as long as anyone could remember, no one challenged your peaceful
existence. But then came the conquerors, invading with the sole purpose
of overtaking your world. Billions died, and the survivors were
relocated to a cold, lifeless planet on the edge of the galaxy.
Hundreds of years later, all knowledge of your previous existence has
been lost. Only vague myths remain, until the discovery of an ancient
tablet buried within the ruins of a half-destroyed craft in the
great-banded desert. This Guidestone reawakened the knowledge of your
ancestry, and set your race on the path home - coordinates leading
straight into the heart of the galaxy. Sixty years ago, construction
began on the giant Mothership that will carry millions of your people
into deep space. Construction is now complete. Your journey to the
Homeworld begins here...
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On my system (Intel E5200, nVidia 7100, 2gb RAM) performance was snappy, and the game looked great at 1024x768x32bit windowed.
What does not
Sound does not work (although there is a work around), also, keyboard support was iffy. The game would register the first couple of key presses and then the keyboard would stop responding. I tried changing my default keymap, but this had no effect. This could be my keyboard since I use an old Mac Pro keyboard, but no other application has this issue, and even with the keymap set to "generic 105 key" I had the same issue.
What was not tested
I did not test D3D GFX, network play, or the sound work around. Also, since I have a large widescreen monitor, I only used the windowed mode.
In my case, I found that the installer would not run without sound enabled, so in order to play the game, first run the installer, then create an application specific config for homeworld.exe with sound disabled and virtual desktop set to 640x480. Launch the game, choose options, video and choose opengl as the renderer. set the resolution and color depth as you like, then choose accept. the screen will resize and you should still be able to choose ok. Quit the game, return to winecfg and using the per-application setting for homeworld.exe set the virtual desktop to whatever resolution you choose in game, and away you go! (Assuming your keyboard works better than mine ;) ) NOTE! Never set the systemwide defaults in wine to a 640x480 virtual desktop, as winecfg will not fit in a 640x480 screen (The ok and cancel buttons are cut off) and you'll have a heck of a time getting it out of that mode...
In digging around, it's possible that my keyboard errors have to do with the combo of nVidia drivers, compiz and OpenGL...
(See: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=347682 )