Installing, Patching, Starting, and Playing the game.
What does not
What was not tested
Everything was tested, including playing to completion one of the short scenarios. I lost.
This might as well be a Linux game. Everything worked without a hitch from start to finish. The only very minor thing (and it may well work this way in Windows, too) is that when you run the game updater from the main menu, you have to manually jump out to the desktop (Ctl-Alt-D) to access the updater dialog. Note that before I installed the full version of WIA, I tried the demo version (ver. 1.01b). That version had an issue with file permissions and saving games. I had to manually go in and fiddle with the permissions in order to get my games to be saved. That has not happened with this full, patched version, but I mention it just in case. -------------------- (Admin: Updated Rating as per comments below) Not quite Platinum by Jim Newland on Friday March 20th 2009, 15:12 If the game won't start for you the first time out, you will need to do a library file override in winconfig. Add "d3dx81ab.dll" as "native, builtin" and the game should run fine. I don't remember having to do this the first time I installed the game, which is why I gave it a Platinum rating. I guess d3dx81ab.dll must have snuck into my system32 without me realizing it or something. Anyway, after doing a fresh wine install, WIA wouldn't start until I did the above. RE: Not quite Platinum by Jim Newland on Friday March 20th 2009, 16:05 Also, if you do need the .dll override in winconfig, you won't be able to start the game using its launcher. You will have to start it by running the WIA.exe file directly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 02 2009||1.1.18||Yes||No||Garbage||Mike Himstead|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 30 2008||1.1.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|