What does not
Any time the screen resolution is changed by Populous, a still image of the game gets stuck on the screen with a transparent border showing the rest of my desktop behind it, and I have to Alt+Tab out and back into Populous to continue gameplay. This is whenever the main menu or level-chooser appears, and whenever you start a level, and occurs in both the software and hardware-rendered versions.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 29 2013||1.7.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||xavery|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 14 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Daniel Williams|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 05 2011||1.3.34||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Ezequiel Ferriol|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 10 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 03 2010||1.1.42||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4730||Application hang when using alsa - and stutters when using esd||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8354||Mouse is constantly recentered is some games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16119||Mouse is not mapped correctly in Populous: the Beginning||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|20554||Populous 3 fails to start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32822||Populous 3: moving mouse cursor to edge of screen causes the game itself to move off-screen||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|34984||Original War: intense screen flickering||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35067||Populous: The Beginning crashes on start in D3D mode||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40126||Populous 3: Screen refreshes only when mouse pointer moves||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
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:
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