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Demo of Ankh 1

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.29

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Test Results

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What works


starting the game, getting to the main menu

changing various options in the settings menu

the actual game can be started only when using the OpenGL renderer (with graphical issues)

What does not

  • Direct3D renderer causes the game to crash when starting a new game
  • Opengl renderer has strange graphical issues, even when settings are set to the lowest (broken/missing textures, flickering)
  • cutscenes are broken, too (audio/video distortions)
  • the game frequently freezes for seconds during the dialogues
  • pressing the button leads to a crash
  • inventory not shown


What was not tested

more than 10 minutes of gameplay due to the numerous bugs I encountered

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

English version of the demo, downloaded from Gamershell. A new game can be started only when the OpenGL renderer is used. It has still heavy artefacts. Nvidia 7600 / driver 256.53

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.2 x86_64Apr 29 20131.5.29Yes No NoGarbageMaik Wagner 
CurrentFedora 13Oct 31 20101.3.6Yes Yes NoGarbageBéla Gyebrószki 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Oct 24 20081.1.7Yes Yes NoGarbagejoao 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6257 Ankh Demo crashes in OpenGL mode CLOSED FIXED View
21209 Ankh: speech output stops before end of sentence CLOSED ABANDONED View
21351 Ankh: black screen since amid intro animation (autogen mipmap) CLOSED ABANDONED View
32039 Ankh hangs on start with built-in msvcp71 CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Needs an old version of Wine or changes to the configuration

­­­­Use wine-0.9.31 .. 0.9.43 to play this game with the default Direct3D9 renderer because of several regressions. These old versions should work except the item icons in the inventory may not be drawn correctly (bug #21354).

The maintainer would appreciate if you would find out whether one of these old ve­rsions works better than the others.

You can use much more recent versions of Wine (such as 1.1.34/36) if you change bin/release/plugins.cfg to use the GL renderer instead. The speech output issue (bug #21209) may still affect your machine.­




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