This application appears to be entirely functional except for the intro movies (not a big deal) as of time of writing, with the latest WINE. The glowy pixel shaders, post processing and blur effects worked just fine for me.
I had to copy D3DX9_32.DLL to my wine though. I copied it to the installation folder (steam/steamapps/common/tshb).
I also added the following to the launch options (in Steam): -windowed -noredists -nomovies -width 1280 -height 1024
The developers (ie, my team), have placed a WIKI instructions for running the game (and dedicated server) under WINE. http://wiki.hyperbol.com
Most are now unneccessary steps with the new version of wine. Online play, single player, and voice comms work for me, in other words, its fully supported. Not sure why the intro movies do not play. They are just OGG files, though, so you can view them by double clicking on them :P
The developrs have put the
What does not
The intro movies (Ogg format).
What was not tested
Auto map downloading.
No copy protection, so no need to crack. Nothing needs to be changed in winecfg. Developers actively support the app and have actually added some command line options and features to it specifically for WINE users.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2007||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Nick Lawson|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 22 2007||0.9.51.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Nick Lawson|
-noredists -nomovies -windows -width 1280 -height 1024
(altering the width and height as appropariate)
Works fine with Compiz and without (although steam does not!)
From some recent testing it has been discovered that while the game works flawlessly (including pixel shaders!) on my nVidia card, for some reason, it doesn't work at all on ATI hardware.
I'm not sure if this is a bug in WINE, or a bug in the ATI driver. I have to assume the latter, because it works great in WINE/nVidia.