Main game after installing patch 445 to get past the CD check. Minor issues with graphics.
What does not
Cannot start a new game until patch 445 is installed or a CD crack is used. Note patch 445 from the developer removes the CD check that the game normally uses.
Cannot reliably switch between graphics modes within the game. To change graphics mode start the game from the CD and enter the "Drakan Setup Engine" options. Select the required graphics mode/options and continue.
Lens flare causes problems when using the dragon, disable it to prevent lagging in the game.
What was not tested
Multiplayer support. Does not work in retail version, requires patches to be installed as the feature was only finished post development.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux||Mar 28 2014||1.7.15||N/A||Yes||Gold||Ronald|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Nov 06 2012||1.5.16||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ronald|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2012||1.5.9||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ronald|
|Show||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||Mar 02 2012||1.4-rc5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Feldspar|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 07 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
Change to the CD-ROM mount directory and run the Autorun.exe from that location. Trying to run it otherwise will result in an error.
Due to a bug in the shortcut creation you may need to terminate the install process before continuing with installing any patches. (Should be fixed as of 0.9.61)
Note that the menu's may not appear properly because of this until the menus are reloaded i.e. at next login.
You should use patch 445 which includes multi-player support and removes the CD check. Once the contents are extracted, run it like any other exe. Currently the CD check used does not work in wine, so to play the game you will need to use this.
The is an in game bug that prevents access of the graphics menu, selecting it will crash the game immediately. Instead, configure the graphics with the menu "Drakan Engine Options" or by running the Drakan executable as follows.
wine "C:\\Program Files\\Psygnosis\\Drakan\\Drakan.exe" -setup
Attempts to redefine the keyboard controls may result in the game hanging. If this occurs, you can work around it by editing the configuration file directly.
vi ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Psygnosis/Drakan/Drakan.cfg