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Defense Grid: The Awakening

Available for purchase from Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://defensegrid.hiddenpath....
Votes: 12
Rating: Bronze
Wine Version: 1.5.8

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installing game.
  • Installing included Direct X and running (with manual edit of game configuration file)
  • Menu UI
  • A limited subset of graphics: Level geometry, particle effects, shadows.
  • Gameplay UI

What does not

  • Running from a fresh install (requires installing MS Direct X, manual edit to configuration file)
  • Tower and enemy models do not display (shadows and particle effects provide enough information to play)

What was not tested

Features not available in free demo (available from www.playgreenhouse.com/game/HDPTH-000001-01/)

Additional Comments

To play, you must run the DX9 installer (included with the game, look in folder DirectX), and manually edit the config .ini file to change the Quality option to 0 or 1 (rather than default 2). Without both of these tweaks, game will not run.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 08 20121.5.8 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20111.3.25 Yes Yes BronzeDennis Straffin 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 25 20111.3.23 Yes Yes BronzeCB 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 15 20111.3.17 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

Howto
With Wine Version 1.3.29 and higher winetricks are not needed any longer to get the sound working. Just set Wine Windows version to "Windows 7"

Before install get following winetricks:

* To get sound flawlessly working: directmusic dsound
* Working graphics (except turret and alien textures): d3dx9

For a wine gaming-pc setup read this guide (you can skip the praphics part if you dont own a nvidia card:
[klick] http://linux-software-news-tutorials.blogspot.com/2011/04/install-wine-and-configure-maximum.html

For wine sound setup read this guide:
[klick] http://www.carpefulgur.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.0

1. Install Steam (use AppDB Steam Guide)
2. get yourself a copy of Defense Grid
3. Install the game via Steam
4. winecfg: Set Windows version to "7" and Audio to "emulation"
5. Enjoy!
Starting problems on older wine versions/ wine 1.2 stable

To get the game to load you need to edit the ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/steamapps/common/defensegridtheawakenine/config.ini

Change "Quality 2" to "Quality 0" or "Quality 1" and the game will load.


With wine version 1.3.20 and later this shouldn't be necessary anymore.
Textures and shaders
Delete these shaders:

Shaders/Common/LastStandLowEndSkinnedLightingShader-V.hlsl
Shaders/Common/LastStandMidEndSkinnedLightingShader-V.hlsl
Shaders/Common/LastStandSkinnedLightingShader-V.hlsl

And you will have at least black mobs and towers.

Thanks to lubosz
For further info refer to bugreport 21076

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