Old versions from 1.0 to 1.2
Installing and launching the game. Intro cinematic with sound and no lag. Single player missions (freebuild & campaign). Ingame sound & animations both work nice and smooth.
What does not
The mouse is not responding correctly to left-click : it takes several clicks (2-3) to actually select anything. Whether you choose the "sword" pointer or the normal pointer, it doesn't make a difference.
What was not tested
Multiplayer, loading & saving game.
I installed the HD version from GOG.com, patched to latest 1.13. Used on a netbook with 2 GB RAM @ 1.66 GHz with a resolution of 1024x600. Unfortunately, I gave it a bronze rating because of the lousy mouse support, since the game is RTS and you need to quickly select you units and build walls etc... The game is totally unplayable because of that. I might do a regression test when I have the time. P.S : the GOG.com version has 2 versions in the installer (HD & regular), haven't tried the "regular" one.
|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|
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