Only the installation, which has to be run from the setup folder on the Populous CD. Using the setup file in the CD's root leaves you stuck at an options screen.
What does not
The game itself. A small window in the center of the screen appears, but only its borders show. The whole screen turns black, and the window disappears. Populous never runs. Tried it both unpatched and after the 1.03 patch, and from the wine-generated shortcut and directly, both PopTB.exe and D3DPopTB.exe. All had the same result.
What was not tested
The game, since it won't even start.
|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|
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