Black & White V1.100 - a few bugfixes and features added
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Starting the game, sound, movie sequences.
What does not
Some corrupted or not loaded textures. Mouse clicking won't work, making the game nearly unusable. You can still play for a while, but you won't be able to interact with the environment without the mouse clicking.
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.
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wine-button-click patch out of date
by Gallewututakapuku on Wednesday December 26th 2012, 11:40
Trying to compile with todays version from the GIT (im not sure which that is; I recon the tutorial leads me to download the stable so it would be 1.4.1)
The Wine-button-click patch fails but its easy to apply manually. (Not tested though as I#m not finished compyling, will need to make it run under playonlinux and never had problems clicking)
Still Doesn't work
by Christian A. Thönnes on Friday August 26th 2011, 9:14
The HOWTO is useless. It does not work anyway. Here's my problem:
- First crash after the splash screens (where the intro should be). Disabled sound. B&W - Sound = no good, but at least it works.
- Then it is starting, but there's no text at all. And how should I know what is going on without sound and subtitles?
B&W - Sound - ALL Text = unplayable.
Could you help me bring back at least one thing? Either sound or text? Thanks.
I already posted in the forums, but maybe somebody else has the problem, and I think this is read more likely than a forum post.
(Oh, BTW: Both sound and text working would be great - making the game playable. Oh yes: The workaround for textures does not work, too. Still everything black.
- Ubuntu 11.04, Unity Desktop
- Wine 1.3.26 from GIT (fetched yesterday, think it's still up to date)
- Clean wineprefix with nothing but Black & White installed
- DLL overrides don't matter. It does not work without, it does not work with.
by Vítor Ferreira on Monday April 4th 2011, 20:22
I appreciate very much the effort made to make BW fully playable through Wine. Up until now, my gameplay on it has been pratically flawless.
Nevertheless, I would like to know if the savegame thumbnails are supposed not to be shown in the savegame room.