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Alien Nations

Die Völker (Deutsche Version 3.0 Gold)

Application Details:

Version: 3.0 Gold German
License: Retail
URL: http://games.1c.ru/alien_natio...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.19

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • sound with OSS and ALSA
  • animated characters, zoom
  • full-screen 800x600, 1024x768 and desktop window
  • Plays any CD audio tracks during game using mcicda. There's no copy protection in the German Gold Edition. The music volume is reset to 0 when playing without CD-ROM, you must revert it next time, e.g. during game by returning to the preferences menu.
  • Musik wird ab CD gespielt (mcicda), s. data\CDAudio.ini. Ohne eingelegte CD wird die Musiklautstärke immer auf 0 zurückgesetzt. Einlegen auch während des Spiels möglich, durch Rückkehr ins Menü Einstellungen.­­
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What does not

  • Requi­res but does not provide the Intel Indeo v5 codec. Install with
    winetricks icodecs
  • The intro video needs native amstream.dll and quartz.dll or crashes (bug 17893). I used those from MS-Windows 2000.
    WINEDLLOVERRIDES=amstream­=n wine regsvr32 amstream.dll WINEDLLOVERRIDES='amstream=n;quartz=n' wine bin/dvge.exe # or use winecfg
    Alas, the second video is then played upside down, with wrong colours.
  • Does NOT require extra Cinepak codec. It's a wine built-in (misdetected prior to wine-1.1.19, bug 15915).
  • Disabling hardware accelaration in game menu causes wine to crash.
  • Benötigt den Intel Indeo v5 codec (nicht auf CD enthalten) für das zweite Einstiegsvideo.
  • Absturz beim Start beim Anzeigen der Videos, sofern keine "native" amstream.dll und quartz.dll benutzt werden. Kein Absturz mit native .dlls von MS-Windows 2000, aber damit wird das zweite Video kopfüber und in falschen Farben dargestellt.

Workarounds

What was not tested

playing for more than a few hours -- I showed you how to eventually start the game, you play!

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Ohne native amstream.dll und quartz.dll kann wine beim Start abstürzen. Dies hängt vom Zustand des Stack ab, dieser wiederum ist durch $WINEDEBUG zu beeinflussen. Je nach Wert von $WINEDEBUG kann das Programm beim Einen oder Anderen auch ohne funktionieren. Das vom Hersteller bereitgestellte Archiv "Die Völker Gold Edition 303 German" ist überflüssig. Das darin befindliche dvge.exe stürzt ab, was ich in Foren zu MS-Windows bestätigt fand. Die zwei weiteren Dateien pimmonsao.mdb und sajikisao.mdb sind bereits identisch in der Gold Edition 3.0 enthalten. Without native amstream.dll and quartz.dll, wine may or may not crash during startup. This depends on random data on the stack which in turn is influenced by $WINEDEBUG settings. One user may thus experience crashes while another reports the game runs well. The publisher provides an archive "dvGoldEdition_303_German.zip". It's useless. As some people reported in forums about MS-Windows, the dvge.exe therein crashes. The other two files in this archive, pimmonsao.mdb and sajikisao.mdb are identical to the 3.0 gold CD-ROM edition. Delete the 2x200MB CAB and MSI .tmp files left in c:\windows\temp\ after installation, along with the identical file c:\windows\Installer\ABCD.msi. This is one of the few wine applications that may lock up my machine when run on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 instead of 8.10.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 26 20091.1.19Yes Yes GoldJörg Höhle 

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