The game works generally quite well, so assume everything works perfectly unless found in the next section.
What does not
Sorted from most annoying to least annoying according to my personal taste:
What was not tested
I pretty much tested everything, including extensive general gameplay like leveling, wars, time travel etc.
There are some general usability issues that are either wine or compiz related, here's a listing of all which I encountered, and solutions to them: >>> Switching to another resolution is achieved by enabling a virtual wine desktop for TClient.exe (or default) with the desired resolution, starting the game, and then setting that resolution. If windowed gameplay is desired, this is all you need. >>> Playing in full-screen is buggy as soon as you switch to another application, thus I found another way of playing reliably in full-screen: you need to use your (real) desktop resolution for the game resolution and run the game windowed. Then enable the Put compiz plugin and set a convenient shortcut for "Put within viewport" -> "Put center". Now hide the upper panel temporarily (hiding the panel is not always needed, test it) and use the configured shortcut on the 4Story window. This action should center the window perfectly, as if you were playing full-screen, and you can even access all the usual desktop stuff, panels, application/workspace switching, expose, scale etc. I usually have 4Story on one workspace and comfortably switch to other workspaces all the time - works like a charm. If the window ever gets out of its ideal full-screen-like position just use the compiz shortcut for centering it again and you're all set. In order to configure compiz and its plugins run "ccsm" from the terminal or the application launcher. Alternetaively you can edit the menus on your top panel and check its box under System->Preferences, so that you can always easily access it via that menu. As of yet, I have not detected any compiz plugin problems with 4Story so you should be able to experiment at will (try the Wobbly plugin!). Unfortunately, the Window Rules plugin seems to be the perfect solution for running 4Story full-screen, automatically adjusting its position etc., but it does not work with the 4Story window, for some reason.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"||Oct 26 2012||1.4.1||Yes||No||Garbage||Danir Toma|
|Show||zz Do not use||Oct 20 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Danir Toma|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 07 2010||1.2.1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 10 2009||1.1.29||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 25 2009||1.1.25||Yes||No||Garbage||Irfan Adilovic|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4666||Many games bundled with HackShield anti-cheat system abort on startup with Hackshield error 108 (copy of system dlls, native vs. Wine placeholder)||NEW||View|
|17488||Animation issues in 4Story||NEW||View|
|18494||4Story overhead text is rendered dark blue from far away, making it difficult to read||NEW||View|