- Gameplay (really smooth! no glitches found!)
What does not
- Game menu
- No text
- Sound (crashes after intro if enabled)
- In game hud was absent
What was not tested
- Changing settings
- Saving / Loading game
Retail CD installed Patch 445 applied wine Drakan.exe +setup - DirectDraw HAL (DirectDraw HAL) # first in list of two identical - Windows Mode -> no - Disable VSYNC -> yes - Display mode: 1280x1024 - 16bit - Enable Dithering -> no - Anti-Aliasing (slower) was greyed out - Detail Texturing (slower) -> no - Enable Shadows (slower) -> no - Fix Texture Coordinates -> yes - Bump Mapping -> yes - Texture Filtering: Point Filter - Texture Quality (Size Limit): Lowest (64 max, 64=32) - Sound: Disable Sound Graphics information: - mesa 8.0.4 release -> nouveau gallium driver - libdrm 2.4.33 - xf86-video-nouveau-0.0.16_pre20120322 If sound worked and the HUD appeared then I would replay the game. However, this is indeed promising, especially since this is without opensource drivers.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux||Mar 28 2014||1.7.15||N/A||Yes||Gold||Ronald|
|Current||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