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America's Army 3 (Steam)

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Application Details:

Version: America's Army 3.0
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.americasarmy.com
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

-Single player Training

-Lan  Multiplayer

-Account logging (must create a new 3.0 account and you'll be asked later for your old 2xx account)

 -In Game PunkBuster Update.

-Sound and Graphics ok (needs a BIG machine to get fine fps)

What does not

-Installing game from steam hyperlink (check additional comments how to fix).

-Internet Multiplayer (game crash after loading the map, Punkbuster???)

-Mouse bug like in older versions, (check additional comments how to fix).

Workarounds

What was not tested

-Internet Multiplayer over NO PUNKBUSTER servers.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

VERY IMPORTANT: =============== STEAM KNOWN BUG OF HYPERLINKS DISABLES BUYING GAMES FROM STEAM: To get America's Army 3 within Steam follow this instructions: http://www.leenukes.co.uk/?p=109 FIXING MOUSE BUG ================== To get mouse pointer working - similar problem has been discussed: appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=5444 To make it short - you have to replace one particular wine file which u get there - fxlegrand.free.fr/index.php?page=patches

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 10 20111.3.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20111.3.11Yes Yes BronzePaweÅ‚ 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20091.1.28Yes Yes BronzeDavid Vuorio 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20091.1.26Yes Yes BronzeAndrew Zonenberg 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 22 20091.1.26Yes Yes SilverSito Ortiz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24417 America's Army 3 and other games fail: d3dcompiler needs a working HLSL compiler NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

AA3 fails to run, no error message displayed (text in console)

A large number of errors such as the following may be seen when launched from a terminal:

 err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\america's army 3\\Binaries\\wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\america's army 3\\Binaries\\wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll") not found

This suggests that the Visual Studio 2005 runtime is not installed. The easiest way to work around this is 'winetricks vcrun2005'.

If a similar error for d3dx10_35.dll is seen, the DirectX installer (in steamapps/common/america's army 3/DirectX) should be rerun. (In my case it hung during the Steam-started install and had to be rerun manually after Steam had finished its setup procedure). This does not seem to be needed with wine-1.2rc7.

WINE must be up to date
While testing on my server, which was running the latest release of WINE in the Ubuntu repositories, I encountered severe install issues. Make sure that you are running the latest version from the WINE repositories.
Workaround for Steam hyperlink / protocol handling issue
Workaround for mouse bug (partial fix)
Similar problem has been discussed:
appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=5444

A patch may be downloaded at fxlegrand.free.fr/index.php?page=patches. Decompress and copy to /usr/lib/wine/ or /usr/lib32/wine (on amd64 installs). It is crucial that you make a copy of the original dinput.dll.so before replacing it.

Unfortunately, this patch also prevents use of the menus. The best option I have seen to date is to play training missions unpatched. To play online, open the game unpatched, open the server browser, and find a server you like. Write down the IP address, then close AA and apply the patch. Open AA, then pull up the console using the tilde (~) key and run "open (ip address)". You will not be able to use the in-game menus for class selection but keyboard shortcuts (tab/space/arrow keys, etc) provide most functionality. Restore the original dinput.dll.so  when done playing.

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