Installation, if it's run manually through the SETUP/LANGUAGE/ folder, and not through the autorun-file.
The game does run, and both sound and video works almost seamless. Some minor glitches in video/sound at startup and exit, bot everything else in this manner works well.
What does not
Installation through the Autorun / setup file does not work, as it keeps you at languageselection forever. Fixing this is mentioned in "what works".
The cursor-movement is reverse and is flickering, somewhat restraining your movements with the mouse, rendering the mouse almost useless, which is very, very bad for an RTS like this.
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||Fiku Miku Foo Foo Foo|
|Show||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