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Hearts of Iron III

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.heartsofirongame.co...
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.35

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What works

Installs (but with errors)

What does not

Installs (but with errors)

The game

Installed this game through steam, a few errors came up trying to install .net but the install seemingly finished.

When you try and start this game, the screen resolution changes but the game itself doesn't show up.  It only appears as a non-responsive tab in the taskbar.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Any gameplay

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

Using an ATI 4770 w/ drivers found under "Restricted Hardware" tab

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch LinuxDec 30 20111.3.35Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Dec 23 20111.3.34Yes Yes GoldNathan 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20111.3.25Yes Yes GoldReCon 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 22 20101.3.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFuntoo Linux AMD64Aug 13 20101.3.0Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

(OUTDATET) HOWTO play Hearts of Iron III

  1. Install the game:
    • Cancel .NET Installer
    • Cancel DirectX Installer
    • Install MSVC Redistributable
  2. Install MS DirectX 9 ("directx9") with winetricks
  3. Install MS .NET Framework 2.0 ("dotnet20") with winetricks
  4. Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/VideoMemorySize to the size of your video card's memory (e.g. "512") via "wine regedit"
  5. Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/DirectSound/MaxShadowSize to "0" via "wine regedit"
  6. Make sure the Windows version is set to Windows XP via "winecfg" (seems to work best)
  7. Optional: Install Patch v1.1 manually (launcher update does not work)
  8. Optional: Install Hotfix v1.1c manually (launcher update does not work)
  9. Play the game (hoi3.exe = launcher, hoi3game.exe = direct entry)

 

­Note: For more information on how to use winetricks, visit the WineWiki
­Note: A step-by-step HowTo can be found in the Paradox Interactive Forums

Note
Some users are reporting you may have to set some more Registry Keys in order to experience better results (e.g. borders drawn incorrectly). You may try these:

in HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/
  • DirectDrawRenderer to "opengl"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "backbuffer"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "pbuffer"
  • OffscreenRenderingMode to "fbo"
  • PixelShaderMode to "enabled"
  • VideoMemorySize to the size of your video memory (e.g. "512")
in HKCU/Software/Wine/DirectSound/
  • MaxShadowSize to "0"
WARNING
­The game needs hardware supporting Pixel Shader 2 to run!­
HOWTO play Hearts of Iron III (+ AddOns)
1. Install the game inclusive the optional AddOns. If the installation process also wants to install DirectX, Visual C++ and / or .NET, cancel all these installations!


2. Install the dependencies of the game with winetricks: winetricks vcrun2005 directx9 dotnet20
NOTE: If you also have the "For the Motherland" AddOn installed, you need to do an additional "winetricks vcrun2010" to get the latest dependencies, too.


3. Open regedit (for e. g. type it in a terminal) and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D/ and make a new entry which is called:

VideoMemorySize

as the value enter your amount of video memory (MB), for e. g. 256 or 512.

as Next, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/DirectSound/ and make again a new entry:

MaxShadowSize

and set as the value: 0.


4. Open winecfg an go to the libraries tab an delete out the "quartz.dll".


That's it, you're ready to play. You can additionaly patch the game.

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