Deluxe version with new maps and add-ons, bug-fixes …
The update package for all older versions is still available as a Third-party download.
patch to 1.4.0
play (after workaround):
- custom maps (peace and war)
- play peace campaign
- play sige mode
- play war campaign
- play free build mode
- play kingmaker
What does not
Some custom maps do not work and game if freezing. Could be the custom maps though.
On some maps there are some black shadow glitches
What was not tested
In order to avoid certain graphic to disappear I had to install d3dx9 dlls in winetricks.I play the game on full/high graphics and it is totally playable. It does not run by default on gentoo (crashes on loading the game itself). This can be fixed by raising the maximum number of opened files. Edit /etc/security/limits.conf and add the following two lines: * hard nofile 10000 * soft nofile 10000 Then do a reboot before you try playing. I use an Nvidia card with the nvidia driver.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Feb 26 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander Schlarb|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Feb 01 2014||1.7.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||Guillaume R|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 17 2012||1.5.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Manuel|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Feb 14 2012||1.4-rc3||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Sidux 64bit||May 30 2010||1.2-rc2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Manuel|
When starting Stronghold 2 on most machines it will silently fail because it cannot open enough files at once.
You can raise this limit, adding (as root)
* soft nofile 65535
* hard nofile 65535
to /etc/security/limits.conf (replace the * with your username if you believe these limits are anything but stupid and would be unsafe to raise for all users) and logging out and back in.
The limits currently in effect can be checked using ulimit -Sn and ulimit -Hn.
This should work for any app, if you have Intel + AMD or AMD + AMD with open source drivers.
If you have laptop with hybrid graphics cards. You can launch game with command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
In case of using command, you get swich to powerful graphics card and disable vsync for more FPS.
If you have Mesa drivers 17.x.x or more, you can use this command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
Last command is most best in performance that you can get in this moment, you can use it for any wine application that you need. But argument mesa_glthread=true may not always work, so if your app crash, remove it.
For Steam users, you can set environment variable of any applications in properties.
DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 %command%
(It will work only with native Steam for Linux) For Wine, you have to start Steam or game with those arguments