All modded versions
Almost everything works.
I was testing the kobayashi maru mod, and couldn't find faults with the mod itself. Mutators are all working properly
I did not experience random crashes on QuickBattle etc.
What does not
Some campaign episodes are broken and cause an immediate CTD E03M01 for example.
Could this be the mod only problem? Did not test, need to get a clean copy of BC and will update ASAP.
Note by Maintainer: This is a general BC problem on how save/load in the engine works. Result is that almost all mods do break the save/load feature.
What was not tested
I'm giving this one a Silver Rating, because, this is a modded game so the campaign shouldn't be of much influence, even if it CTDs on you. Silver Rating because the modded aspect of the game works without a hitch.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 28 2017||2.11||N/A||Yes||Silver||Bruno Oliveira|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Jul 16 2012||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Erik Andresen|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Jul 17 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Harley T. Davis|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Jul 16 2012||1.4-rc5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Harley T. Davis|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 03 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
This section is mainly focused on Bridge Commander mods
Feel free to discuss any tweak, problem or performance fix here
When reporting a test result please add your video card, driver version and mod version tested, thank you.
Installing Bridge Commander
Bridge Commander installs and updates to 1.1 without problems from original disc.
The Black Screen of Death / Fatal Errors
For good or ill, the old Black Screen of Death will not normally come up, but will instead tend to crash the game entirely while in wine. It is thus a good idea to run the game from terminal, as this will prevent wine from closing immediately and allow you to better troubleshoot these types of issues. Keep in mind that this may have odd effects on game play, depending on several factors such as distro, wine version, other programs running, modules loaded, etc. If you do get the Black Screen of Death though, it can be handled as usual.
Keep in mind that you may come across case errors when installing or self-modifying mods, ships, or other mod content. Case errors will normally crash the game entirely in wine, and having Console Tracker in your install will allow you to more rapidly identify and correct such errors. Generally, case error issues are just a pain in the arse. Keep an eye out during extraction and verify you aren't getting case duplicates.
Helpful Debugging Tools
ScanBC, an abandoned project started by USS Sovereign. It's quite rough, and should be considered a program in beta.
Console Tracker, by USS Frontier. A must-have for all modded installs.
Using the SDK
It is strongly advised to do the actual modding from a Windows machine, or at least a virtual machine such as VMware Player. Most 3rd party modding tools do not work well in wine and for the exception of the AI tool (which can be run from a python console), the sdk is similarly affected.
Because of driver problems, Intel video cards which are commonly used in Laptops will be too slow for this game.
Nvidia cards with the closed source driver are working fine.
If you have problems with Sound try the set Audio Quality to High: For this open options.cfg in a Text editor and change
ProviderReserveList=LowQualitySoftware to ProviderReserveList=HighQualitySoftware
Kobayashi Maru users can change this under Game Options.