Version 1.05b is the final patched retail version of Darkstone.
A lot of extra quests and goodies for the game can still be found at http://darkstone.it-taucher.at/quests/ds_quests.php?lang=en
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||3.10|
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Everything so far (but see below). That include the Journey to Uma extra quest, and user-made custom quests.
The game also restores successfully the screen configuration of my desktop after quitting.
I didn't have any sound, graphics and/or performance issues, at all.
What does not
The intro and in-game cinematics (see extra comments).
What was not tested
The quest editor.
I installed the game both from the original CD and the GOG.com installer. Both of them worked properly in my system. The main problem with the game is its cinematics. They just don't work, and make the game crash on start. I tried a lot of different recommendations I read on other users' test datas (for example, among others, installing amstream and ir50_32 DLLs), to absolutely no avail. Even worse: you can't delete the movie files from your hard drive because if you do that the game will simply refuse to skip the movies and run itself, and will start asking you incessantly for the movie files and/or your original CD of the game. Therefore, the only practical solution I found to this problem is to simply add the following parameters to the desktop and/or menu shortcut of the executable for the game: -nointro (This one will effectively skip the intro movie) -noplaycine (This one will effectively skip the in-game cinematics) Applying both parameters, I was able to launch the game and play it flawlessly. I already won once at novice and am currently planning on trying the next difficulty levels. I'll give this game a Gold rating because, once resolved the cinematics issue, I had no problems with it, even less complaints; and the use of the parameters stated above qualify IMO as the "other settings" stated on the definition of the Gold rating. Nonetheless, I'll leave any possible modification of this rating to the administrators' discretion.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Jun 17 2018||3.10||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Fernando Martins|
|Current||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 18 2015||1.7.51||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ezequiel Ferriol|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 22 2014||1.6.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Vivienne|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Jul 19 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Harley T. Davis|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Feb 23 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|