Installing the game.
Starting the game.
The entire cell level excluding graphical glitches.
What does not
Advancing to the first on land level. The game crashes, even if lighting is turned all the way down in the graphics options. Before the game crashes, it puts the player into an editor to define the properties of the land dwelling version of the creature. The creature seems to be rendered backwards, so that objects that are farther from the camera appear in front of objects that are closer to the camera.
During the cell level, the background is never drawn or cleared. This means everything on that level leaves trails when it moves. It's possible to pick out the foreground objects (your cell, other cells, food, obstructions) but it's a little like a game of Where's Waldo.
What was not tested
Anything past the cell level.
Others have reported a patch that allows players to progress to the second level
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 11 2019||4.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Franco|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 16 2017||2.14-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 04 2017||2.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 07 2017||1.9.24||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jacob Cameron|
The easiest way to play Spore without problems in Wine:
If you experience problems:
If you experience graphical problems, please try to run your copy with the -safe flag, then file a bug with whether it works differently or not.
If you have problems with reaching the license server, please build from GIT or use this patch.