POD: Planet of Death

Retail version (called POD 2.0 by Ubisoft).

Application Details:

Version: 2.1
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.41

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Additional Comments

To get the CD version I own working I needed to use dgVoodoo, I tested with 1.50b To get POD to install the 3Dfx version I followed some of the steps here i.e. once you've created your wine directory put the glide.dll and glide2x.dll in windows/system32 You don't have to set the screen size to be 800x600, mine works in 1024x768. Then to get it running without complaining about the graphics not being 16bit or throwing 'grSstWinOpen Error' I used PodHacks the password for the zip file is 'PodHacks' without the quotes, the zip only contains the EXE. The intro video works with this too!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 21 x86_64May 02 20151.7.41Yes Yes GoldBaggypants 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20091.1.31Yes Yes BronzeLukas ThyWalls 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1May 17 20091.1.21Yes Yes SilverLSHB 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jun 07 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes SilverDanny Schmarsel 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


The game only installs with the Windows version set to Win95.

It will NOT run in fullscreen mode.

The startup is blocked because it freezes, when playing the movies, the only thing you have to do is appending a new line in the windows/UbiSoft/ubi.ini:

This game is fun! ;)


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freze at start
by LSHB on Sunday May 17th 2009, 4:18
no deleting the movies. Append a new line in the windows/UbiSoft/ubi.ini
POD Fullscreen
by LSHB on Sunday May 17th 2009, 4:15
The problems with the Fullscreen is a bug from the Game.
The first Version is not compatibly with Pentium 4 or AMD Duron.
On PIII Atom(AspireOne) IntelCore2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz run the game in Fullscrenmodus
16bit color problem
by JohnDoe on Friday October 17th 2008, 17:05
I just installed POD successfully. Problem is: it requires to run with 16-bit colors. Is there a way to force them in wine?
RE: 16bit color problem
by Danny Schmarsel on Saturday October 18th 2008, 3:17
Not in wine itself. I edited my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and changed every depth there from 24 to 16.

After this it worked ;)
RE: 16bit color problem
by Lukas ThyWalls on Monday October 12th 2009, 15:49
I use this solution with Xephyr, but with 16 bits instead 8 bits, and PlayIntroAtStart=0 for the videos problem.

I have POD Gold, and PODMMX don't work, but works PODD3DX.exe with a low frame rate.