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1.07a - Demo and Retail (Steam)

Application Details:

Version: 1.07a
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.52.

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What works

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.

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.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20070.9.52.Yes Yes PlatinumNick Lawson 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 22 20070.9.51.Yes Yes PlatinumNick Lawson 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

  1. Install via Steam storefront (demo or retail - remember, demo is free for lan play, and every saturday during Hyper Hour, so you can see how well this thing plays on your machine without having to (ever) buy it)
  2. Copy D3DX9_31.dll from elsewhere in your system / on the internet, or use cabextract on the D3D redists that ship in the /redists/ folder that it installs when it installs the game.
  3. Copy that file into the installation folder (alongside Hyperbol.exe).  Usualy this is in ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/steamapps/common/tshb/
  4. Add the following to its command line parameters by right clicking on it in steam and choosing "properties

-noredists -nomovies -windows -width 1280 -height 1024

(altering the width and height as appropariate)

Works fine with Compiz and without (although steam does not!)

ATI Users note

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.


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