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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
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Gameplay

challenges

storyline

What does not

Creatures and towers still invisible

Workarounds

What was not tested

nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Works, but with invisible units and towers it's far from perfect. Gameplay wise it works flawlessly, the only problems are visual.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20172.9-stagingYes Yes GoldRuth Moreton 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 08 20121.5.8Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20111.3.25Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 25 20111.3.23Yes Yes BronzeCB 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20111.3.18Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16648 Defense Grid, the Awakening: Fails to load, X3DAudio1_4.dll, d3dx9_38.dll CLOSED FIXED View
21076 Defense Grid: The Awakening does not draw the models properly CLOSED FIXED View
23086 Defense Grid: The Awakening - d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCompileShaderFromFileA not implemented CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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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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