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This is the 24.Dec.07 patch version 2.5 for X3 from Egosoft.

Application Details:

Version: 2.5
License: Retail
URL: http://www.egosoft.com/games/x...
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.22-staging

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What works

Everything works :

  • sound / videos
  • save games (saving in space too)
  • ­trading
  • station building
  • custom mods
  • video modes higher than 1024x768 (I play in 1920x1080)

On Ubuntu x86_64, I ran into issues with gStreamer ia32 libs when using a 32 bits only wine. I used a manually built shared WoW64 setup. The prebuild wine 64 packages from PlayOnLinux also work great.

Installation :

With a recent winetricks, install d3dx9 & devenum. The environment variables $WINE and $WINEPREFIX must be set properly before running winetricks. In a shared WoW64 setup, $WINE must point to the 32bits wine executable (i.e. /usr/local/bin/wine, not wine64).

wineboot -i # initialize an empty wine prefix
winetricks d3dx9 devenum

install the game and the 1.0 to 2.5 patch (the patch will install wmp9):

wine64 /media/cdrom/setup.exe
wine64 ~/Downloads/X3Update1.0_to_2.5.exe

Install wmp10. When prompted about installing the Codec package for the 7+ Player, click Yes. After installing, you need to kill wine since wmplayer.exe does not quit.

winetricks wmp10
wineserver -k

Finally, install amstream and quartz (for sound/video playback):

winetricks amstream quartz

To launch the game, you need to run it from the installation folder:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/DeepSilver/X3\ Reunion
wine64 X3.EXE

Before launching the game, in the graphics settings, select "Use Alternative Video Playback". If not, the game will crash during startup.

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What does not

Sound will not work if the first intro video is skipped by pressing escape. The game intro is actually composed of 3 parts: a first video, a quote from some famous person, and a second video. When the second video starts you can hit escape to skip it.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Full playthrough

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

It may be required to install libmpeg123-0 If changing wine versions, quartz must be reinstalled: wionetricks --force quartz

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowAntergos x86_64Nov 07 20161.9.22-stagingYes Yes Bronzesiyia 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20111.3.29Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 08 20111.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64May 30 20101.1.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30364 X3 Reunion hangs at start UNCONFIRMED View

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There is a native Linux version of this game released by Linux Game Publishing.

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