|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.3.13|
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I get the 'complete' pack: that's it: HOMM IV + 2 expansions.
The autorun.exe runs fine, but when you try to install the game, the installator doesn't show up correctly, so there's only a way to install the game: running directly the setup.exe searching in its folder. Curiously, if you try to uninstall the game it seems to work.
Ingame, in full screen mode everything seems to be fine. Few screen issues: "Windows style" menu bar is persistent on the screen. No way to get rid of it, or at least I have no idea how to. I tried windowed mode, virtual desktop, etc. with same results.
If you run on windowed mode -switching full screen at game configuration- at a different resolution you are (for example: I'm at 1280x1024 and I selected 1024x768 and 800x600), game performance is horrible. Just an slowdown in video performance; sound is OK. Seems not to be a Wine issue, but who knows. I am using last ati's fglrx restricted driver, version 8.50.3, running on Xorg 7.3 and gnome 2.22.2
What does not
As I said, the autorun works fine, but installators don't work at all.
'Home' and 'End' keys seem not to work properly when you try to type write something as server name, player name, etc.
I doubt if that is a game or Wine issue, don't remember if in Windows happened the same.
· Internet play goes thru GameSpy, so no way to test it.
· If you try to host a game via LAN (IPX) or Direct TCP / IP, game crashes.
· If you try to join a game via LAN or Direct TCP / IP, same results: game crashes.
What was not tested
Installing and running the two expansions (Gathering Storm and Winds of War).
The version I try of HOMM IV is an -out of the box- install. No patches / fixes applied.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 11.4 x86_64||Feb 16 2011||1.3.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||marc bessieres|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||May 18 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||firencombomaster|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 10 2010||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 10 2010||1.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Jul 27 2009||1.1.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||CÃ¹ran|
This game requires a crack to work.
Installing the patches is highly recommended, as they provide fixes for serious bugs in the game (not Wine related).
There are different patches for the different versions of the game