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Darkstone

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

Application Details:

Version: 1.05b
License: Retail
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Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.10

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What works

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).

Workarounds

What was not tested

The quest editor.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Jun 17 20183.10Yes Yes YesGoldFernando Martins 
CurrentUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20151.7.51Yes Yes GoldEzequiel Ferriol 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20141.6.2No, but has workaround Yes GoldVivienne 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jul 19 20121.5.8Yes Yes GoldHarley T. Davis 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Feb 23 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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