Both 1.00 and 1.01 versions
With the recommended OpenGL plugin, patch 1.01, and one registry entry insertal (as described in the HOWTO), it runs just fine:
... everything seems to function without a major drawback with the right (recommended) settings so far
What does not
What was not tested
The 'rOpenGL' graphical stuff works, but under the price of the different level loading (the default level loading shows tips in the starting levels and also the mini screen of each level). Just a notice. I can confirm that the game was faster and smoother than in Windows (for me, at least).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 05 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||RevenantX|
|Show||Linux Mint Debian||May 02 2012||1.5.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||p00d73|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 19 2012||1.5.0||Yes||Yes||Bronze||RevenantX|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 20 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 20 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
Game installs without problem from original CD.
Updating to 1.01
Is well known that patch 1.01 comes with a subdirectory that have different capitalization compared to the original CD and install, while this is not a problem on FAT or NTFS filesystems as these filesystems are set to be case insensitive, this is an issue on filesystem like ext2/ext3/ext4 (and almost any filesystem used on Linux/Mac OS X). In this case, the original CD install will create a subdirectory called Mss under Bin directory, but the patch creates a subdirectory capitalized as MSS, so the issue is having both a Mss and a MSS directory.
How to fix it?
Install the update normally, then copy the contents of MSS subdirectory into Mss, and then delete MSS.
It must be done based on your hardware, as most plugins will not work properly or even refuse to start.
Systems with Nvidia graphic card should use "Video: rOpenGL" that can be downloaded here
With Nvidia cards you will need to add a following registry key with regedit, in a terminal execute:
Then add the following registry key with regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/OpenGL/DisabledExtensions = GL_KTX_buffer_region
You may need to create the key OpenGL and add DisabledExtensions as a string value.
Systems with Ati graphic card should use "Video: rOpenGL" that can be downloaded here
Intel GMA 950
Users with this card should use Zeckensack's glide wrapper http://www.zeckensack.de/glide/ and r3Dfx Voodoo 1-2 plugin to get playable speed, other plugins are too slow or have too much issues to be playable.
Other cards not listed here
If your card is not listed here or you want to experiment you could try one the following plugins (some os these are considered failsafe)
Rest of plugins not listed here aren't recommended as they usually performs worse or have serious issues during gameplay.
Almost every plugin works here but I have found that "Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio" gives the best performance with no audio delay.
My character is not running!
This is not a Wine bug, but a difference between how Windows and Linux handles keypresses, in order to fix it execute before launching:
xset r off
And after playing (if you want to restore the typematic rate):
xset r on