Category: Main Games Strategy Games Sword of the Stars A Murder of Crows - 1.6.1

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The second expansion to the streamlined 4x game Sword of the Stars featuring 6 main races, new technologies and improved diplomatic and gameplay options.  Copy protection was disabled in the expansion and the game no longer requires a crack to run in Wine.

Application Details:

Version: A Murder of Crows - 1.6.1
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.20

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Test Results

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What works

Installation ( upgrade from previous versions installed, at the time, with the help of older versions of wine )
Single-player scenario game ( with a few problems )
3D Battles
LAN Hosted Multiplayer game ( with AI players )
Various political/economical overviews
Save/Autosave/Load game

What does not

Zooming close to a planet in strategic view ( crashes the game engine most of the times )

Random Crashes ( when creating custom games etc. )


What was not tested

Large-scale battles ( either strategic with more than two players or tactical with more than 6 ships )

Scenarios beyond Tournament Space and Upstart Apes

Winning/losing game

Play with high audio/video settings

Actual multiplayer

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Additional Comments

Crashes are quite random, and happen when trying to do new things, such as zooming in on a planet ( which will cause advanced textures and information to show up ), starting a game ( especially custom games - map creation ? ); this would point out to a memory allocation problem. The game engine ( Mars ) catches the errors and it reports them, closing the program cleanly.Finally, game could be played, but with a lot of patience, saved games ( autosaves do work ) and without zooming in.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 05 20091.1.20Yes Yes GoldHalJ 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20081.1.10Yes Yes GoldScott Ritchie 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 19 20081.1.6Yes Yes Bronzeeugennc 

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HowTo / Notes

The game still crashes occasionally, especially when you change the graphics settings.


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