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Stronghold

Old versions from 1.0 to 1.2

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 - 1.2
License: Retail
URL: http://fireflyworlds.com/games...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.2

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Test Results

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What works

  • Everything

What does not

  • For some reason, despite having English only install media the game sound insist on being in German. The interface is in English.
  • Autostart.exe on the Game Now Edition Stronghold Deluxe CD

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • N/A

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Game Version: 1.3 Simply start the setup.exe off the CD instead of the autostart.exe. The autostart just kept crashing. For multiplayer do 'winetricks directplay'. The HD Patch works perfectly. If you want to run the game in a virtual desktop, ticking 'Automatically capture the mouse...' in winecfg might enhance your experience.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Feb 27 20183.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumAlexander Schlarb 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 06 20172.0.1Yes Yes PlatinumJaroslav Smutek 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 19 20151.7.55Yes Yes PlatinumJaroslav Smutek 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Mar 08 20141.7.13Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 24 20151.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumJaroslav Smutek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
Multiplayer
To get multiplayer working, use winetricks:
$ winetricks directplay

NOTE: The host should leave the game last, otherwise it will hang for the other players when they try to leave.
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

Comments

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Multiplayer and DirectPlay
by Thomas G on Tuesday April 2nd 2013, 10:53
Just installing and overriding directplay-DLLs from the archive didn't work for me. I found the following solution:
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).
Does not install on Ubuntu 11.10
by Austen on Thursday April 12th 2012, 16:32
Using Wine 1.2.3 - Installer will open, run to 100% completion, and then error box will arise, installer will continue but either freeze or complete seemingly OK, but cannot run.
Steam
by Ross Fleming on Monday February 6th 2012, 15:34
This works fine in Steam too. Brilliant :)
OS X
by Andy on Sunday February 5th 2012, 15:27
Installed flawlessly. No issues discovered so far.
sound crashes when game starts
by tof duhayon on Thursday May 13th 2010, 8:04
there's an odd echo when the game intro begins, then the sound usually crashes when the game is played.

tested with stronghold v1.2 and WineHQ 1.1.42 on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
Program Crashes when virt. Desktop @ 1024x768 is forced
by nxxs on Friday January 15th 2010, 11:50
Happens here too, Ubu 9.10, wine .36 and a cracked Stronghold v. 1.2

I went the other way tho, forcing a 800x600 virt. Desktop and the Game works now.
RE: Program Crashes when virt. Desktop @ 1024x768 is forced
by nxxs on Friday January 29th 2010, 6:10
after changing the resolution ingame a virt. desktop of 1024x768 works. also, sometimes when i rush through the videos at startup an error occurs, but i think thats an issue thats somehow soundrelated, since the failure coincides with the start of the stronghold intro video and a few frames are visible before failure.
Flawless Stronghold Install
by Skaught B. on Friday June 27th 2008, 7:49
Installing Stronghold was my very first attempt at using Wine (1.0.0-1ubuntu2~hardy1), and I was frankly astonished at how easy it was. I wasn't even following instructions for Stronghold, but for its sequel Crusader, and everything worked fine.

- 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.
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