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Populous: The Beginning

Version 1.01

  • (In Wine) it works you will only need directx. But It don't work online or you will get color bars and can't move your mouse to the start button.

Application Details:

Version: 1.01
License:
URL: http://www.populous.net
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.3

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Running the game
General gameplay
Intro cutscene

What does not

None found

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer
Extended gameplay
Direct3D mode

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The autorun application crashed when selecting "Install". However, running the installer directly from SETUP\${LANG}\SETUP.EXE works without problems. I played through the first level, while reaching the maximum population count. No crashes or glitches at all. Software rendering mode was used. Windows version set to XP.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Sep 29 20131.7.3Yes Yes Goldxavery 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20121.5.15Yes Yes BronzeDaniel Williams 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 05 20111.3.34No, but has workaround Yes GoldEzequiel Ferriol 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20111.3.21Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20101.1.42Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32822 Populous 3: moving mouse cursor to edge of screen causes the game itself to move off-screen UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Note and old version support

This game works with Wine 1.1.29, but not with the newer versions until 1.3.32, which works even better!

Additional infor for 1.1.29:

 

  • Make sure you have the MouseWarpOverride registry key (if it does not exist, you will have to create it).
  • Do not attempt to use hardware acceleration - unfortunate things will happen.
  • In my experience, it works a lot better to run it in a window.
  • If you have difficulty with a non 1:1 mouse movement ratio (e.g. your mouse sometimes pops out of the window before it reaches the edge), try moving your mouse rapidly to another portion of the window, and then slowly approach the portion you wish to reach.
HOWTO
  • Install in win98 mode: when running the installer do not use the autorun, Navigate to $CDROM/setup/English (or whatever your language is) and run the SETUP.EXE found there.
  • Apply patch 1.03
  • Run in win98 mode

Mouse override is not needed anymore!

I suggest to play the game inside a wine desktop due to low resolution supported by the game, however fullscreen should works too

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