Old versions from 1.0 to 1.2
For the game to run, it is mandatory to make Wine "emulate a virtual desktop" (see "graphics" in winecfg application).
DirectPlay installed thanks to winetricksÂ
What does not
The X11 window running Stronghold does not fit entirely on my 13 inches screen. This is likely why the mouse cursor fails to scroll down the game; it is still possible to move down by pressing arrows keys on the keyboard. Switching X11 in full screen mode is another workaround.
Direct Play got installed thanks to Winetricks 20120912, which downloadsÂ directx_feb2010_redist.exe.
Multiplay not tested yet. A freeze happens when trying to exit from hosting mode.
What was not tested
Huge load on the processors, fan running at full speed. Mandatory to play on power supply.
|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