Interstate '76

Original CD-ROM release

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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What works

Installation is perfect. The 'pen' cursor now works in in-game menus. As long as you are not using a no-cd patch, the movies/in game music work great (although the music skipped for me, it might just be my old CD). This is the first time I've seen music work in Wine (not even in VMs does it work correctly). All graphic options appear to work. I've gone about 1/3 way through single player and havent noticed anything major.

What does not

I couldnt get any of the 'accelerated' modes to work. It only works in normal rendering. Also, when youre in game, the menu that pops up when you hit esc has a graphic error - normally, its translucent, but in Wine its a sold black block (Its easy to work around)


What was not tested

Online play, probably long dead anyway though.

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Additional Comments

I had to run the game in windowed mode- doing it in full caused xorg to crash and screw up my whole system.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Aug 11 20141.6.2Yes Yes NoSilverBill Carson 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya"Aug 30 20111.3.27Yes Yes NoGoldcostas 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 06 20111.3.24Yes Yes NoBronzecruiseoveride 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20101.1.43Yes Yes NoSilverdaniel 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20091.1.16N/A Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

A few remarks:

* Installing the game doesn't require any workarounds (both the gold version and original release)

* The game has quite a few artifacts when run on fast (modern) computers:
  - AI players have `wobbling' wheels
  - Clouds move too fast
  - Camera turns too fast when blown up
  - Mortars flicker
  - etc.
Some of these problems seem to disappear when run in a higher/lower resolution mode, but even on windows there doesn't seem to be a definite solution for these issues (other than slowing down the machine).

* The gold version (or original game with gold patch applied) gives the option of playing the game with Direct3D, Rendition, Glide or PowerVR instead of software rendering.  Direct3D is limited to 640x480, and causes a page read fault on wine, so is to be avoided.  To run the game with Glide, you can use the dgVoodoo2 wrapper, which can be found on, or the nGlide wrapper,  PowerVR and Rendition don't have any compatibility wrapper as far as I know.  Anyway, I can't say that glide rendering looks any better than the default software mode, but it might solve the artifacts listed above.  You can select the rendering mode, either by launching the game with "splash.exe", or by passing the right argument to i76.exe (-glide, -d3d, etc.).

* If the sound effects contain jitter, try disabling any hardware acceleration options

* The control setup menu can throw an error when opening, but you can also modify the files directly

* The cdda music and cutscenes don't seem to work for now.  Most likely this is because the game doesn't detect the cd.

* A force-feedback patch is available (I haven't tried that)

* If all of the above would fail:
  - There is a BF2 mod called "Interstate Nitro" which resembles this game
  - There is a remake called "Interstate Outlaws", based on the Unity3D engine


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