Old versions from 1.0 to 1.2
|Version:||1.0 - 1.2|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||5.0.3|
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Installer runs perfectly, even the annoying repeating tune.
The game runs, and even loads faster than when on Windows!
What does not
The audio for me was incredibly skippy and incredibly unbearable!
The guy on the main menu spoke like "Gggg-ggreeetings----- si--sir-e. Yyyur ssstrr--oong--hold ---awa-iits y-ouou."
Strongholds interaction with the system clock does not seem to work, as the squire on the menu did not tell me that Christmas was in a few shopping days.
What was not tested
Online play, playing a game - could not bear the audio so I did not try.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jan 24 2021||5.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||K1773R|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|5828||Command and Conquer Generals (Zero Hour) doesn't change the mouse cursor from the default X mouse||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6847||DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider.||NEW||View|
|6922||Infinte wait when Stronghold host leaves||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|10708||Wine lacks support for animated cursors||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13348||/etc/hosts modification for DirectPlay||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
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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by Thomas G on Tuesday April 2nd 2013, 10:53
1) With Stronghold already installed open the wine configuration dialog and remove any application specific settings for stronghold (if any)
2) Open a terminal shell
3) Make sure, winetricks is installed, e.g. typing "which winetricks" should return something like "/usr/bin/winetricks" depending on your distro
4) Now type "winetricks directplay"
This downloads all necessary files from the microsoft servers, configures the DLL overrides and (most important) does some registry configuration changes using regedit.
This did the trick for me (tested under Linux Mint 14 with wine Ver. 1.4.1-0ubuntu1 and winetricks Ver. 0.0+20120912).
by Austen on Thursday April 12th 2012, 16:32
by Ross Fleming on Monday February 6th 2012, 15:34
by Andy on Sunday February 5th 2012, 15:27
by tof duhayon on Thursday May 13th 2010, 8:04
tested with stronghold v1.2 and WineHQ 1.1.42 on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
by nxxs on Friday January 15th 2010, 11:50
I went the other way tho, forcing a 800x600 virt. Desktop and the Game works now.
by nxxs on Friday January 29th 2010, 6:10
by Skaught B. on Friday June 27th 2008, 7:49
- Install from original CD
- Update/patch to 1.2
- Using No-CD crack of executable
Played through a couple of missions, and the game performed as expected. No audio or video problems. No hangs, no crashes.
I'm impressed. Having all of my old game suddenly become available again is making Ubuntu much more comfortable.