Stronghold 2

Initial release of the game

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.11

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Test Results

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Everything tested

What does not

CD-Installation without tricks


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Additional Comments

When installing `wineserver` kept an open file handle on the file \Disk1\install.wav (background music during install). This means that you cannot properly eject the CD1 and insert the CD2 (which is required during installation). There are two workarounds for this problem: * By copying file back and forth (RECOMENDED!) 1. Insert CD2 first 2. Copy the directory "\Disk2" on the CD to your home directory 3. Eject CD2 4. Insert CD1 5. Install as usual until you see the "Insert CD2"-popup 6. Select the directory "Z:\home\\Disk2" and click "OK" * Using lazy umount and physical tampering: 1. Insert CD1 and do the install up to the point where it asks you for CD2. 2. Do a lazy `umount` using `sudo umount -l /dev/sr0` 3. Eject the drive using `eject /dev/sr0` 4. Take out the CD1 5. Physically disconnect your drive by unplugging the SCSI connector 6. Plug your drive back in 7. Insert CD2 like you normally would 8. Mount it manually using `sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt` 9. Select the directory /mnt/Disk2 in the installer and complete the installation

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20141.7.11Yes Yes NoGoldErin Yuki Schlarb 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoSilverErin Yuki Schlarb 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 05 20091.1.29Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 30 20091.1.26Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20091.1.18Yes Yes NoBronzeJohn Jackson 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Raising the per-application file descriptor limit on your machine

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.

How to use hybrid graphics switch Open Source drivers Intel/AMD, AMD/AMD and improve performance

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


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