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Installed the 'as is' (original) version from legitimate retail box.  Same problem encountered by previous testers.  (Game crashes after initial configuration screen).  I am using Linux Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalobe. 

Application Details:

Version: Retail_Version
License: Retail
URL: http://www.pterodon.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.24

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Initial installation using Wine.

What does not

Vietcong.exe

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Single Player
  • Multiplayer

Hardware tested

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  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Will try installing MS Direct X onto wine c:/ drive to see if this helps or not......

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 01 20091.1.24Yes No GarbageTom 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9337 Vietcong game crashes after start NEW View
33292 Vietcong: Disc can't be authenticated UNCONFIRMED View
33295 Vietcong: Connecting to a multiplayer server does not work UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

The game crashes after start (when loading some 3D scene)

You can install VCStarter v1.7 BETA (more info at vietcong.info ), apply patch from 39057 or use Wine-Staging. See the corresponding bug report ( 9337 ) for more details.

The game crashes in campaign when radiocalls icon is shown.

Enable "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter.
See the corresponding bug report ( 43567 ) for more details.

The game immediately crashes

Check your maps folder for number of downloaded maps. Game usually won't start when the maps folder contains more than about 500 maps (1000 files, since every map consists of two files).

Moving some of the maps into another folder (or deleting them) is the only working solution.

There are no servers found in in-game server list. Is Vietcong MP dead?

No it is not, but GameSpy support has ended. Vietcong now uses new master server: Qtracker. Add this line into your /etc/hosts (on your Unix system, not your Wine virtual disc):
65.112.87.186 master.gamespy.com
You can also use online server list at vietcong1.eu.

Connecting to a multiplayer server does not work

Install directplay using winetricks:

winetricks directplay
See the corresponding bug report ( 33295 ) for more details.

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