Installing the game and updates. Game runs in single player, but very slowly/choppy.
What does not
Fonts are displayed poorly, with color too dark to see in the menus. Fonts are displayed in a permanent black. Seems to be a problem common to every linux distribution.
What was not tested
The game runs real choppy. It's smooth for a second or two and then goes back to being choppy. Something to do with texture conversion?
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 27 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||consolelogger|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 28 2018||3.14||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Alastair Hughes|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 16 2017||2.14-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 19 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ave Elixire|
|Show||FreeBSD 11.0 x86_64||May 11 2017||2.7-staging||N/A||Yes||Silver||Sameed Pervaiz|
To get multiplayer working you have to use by now the directplay libraries from microsoft, still (since 2006) no open source libraries for direct play that include libraries to open sockets and close to play games, so install winetricks:
(in ubuntu/debian) sudo apt-get install winetricks
and then exec:
It will download the directplay libraries from microsoft and install them, that's all, tcp/ip will work with direct connect.