Available for purchase from Steam.
Installation was flawless. The game ran with sound after the winetricks listed below.
What does not
Enemies and towers as others have stated. I could delete the shader files and get the black models, but I was just testing.
What was not tested
The game after the 1st level.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 10 2017||2.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ruth Moreton|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 08 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2011||1.3.25||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 25 2011||1.3.23||Yes||Yes||Bronze||CB|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 14 2011||1.3.18||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|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|
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.