Old versions from 1.0 to 1.2
I got similar results as Rob Fairclough did. I tested Stronghold 1.0 & 1.2 and everything worked except I got choppy sound with both the installer and in-game play. I had to disable compiz to get the GNOME taskbars out of sight.
What does not
First the installation which had a voice track play off during each step. The voice track was fine at first. Then when the cd began copying files to the hd, it began to stutter.
In game music and the voice over tends to get worse when a voice track plays (like in the tutorial that explains things).
On Ubuntu with compiz the GNOME taskbars would show up in 640 x 480 resolution which makes the game difficult to play. Once I disabled compiz the taskbars disappeared normally.
What was not tested
I used both 0.9.50 & 0.9.51 while testing. Wine was set to Windows 2000. The window manager was allowed to control the menus. Older versions of Directx were installed by the Sims 2.. if that makes a difference. The libraries were left as default to use Wine builtin. Sound was set to ALSA, it made no improvement to me.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Feb 27 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alexander Schlarb|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 06 2017||2.0.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jaroslav Smutek|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 19 2015||1.7.55||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jaroslav Smutek|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Mar 08 2014||1.7.13||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 24 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jaroslav Smutek|
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