Gratuitous Space Battles

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Latest version.  Demo version work as well.

Application Details:

Version: 1.24
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.35

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

With pixel shaders (aka "gratuitous shaders") off, everything but ship design.

What does not

Ship design never works.  With pixel shaders (aka "gratuitous shaders") on, you can't see battles.


What was not tested

Online play, ship design (due to graphical bug).

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Additional Comments

If you're content with the first race and the pre-made tutorial ship designs, you can play. Even with pixel shaders disabled, the ship design screen is black, and after selecting it, the screen stays black. You have to exit the game after the screen turns black, since nothing seems to reverse this condition.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20091.1.35Yes Yes SilverBob Igo 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 09 20091.1.34Yes Yes GoldNicole 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 17 20091.1.33Yes Yes GarbageNicole 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20091.0.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

GSB works, no pixel shaders

Some testing has revealed that GSB functions fine if the "Allow pixel shader (if supported by hardware)" checkbox in the wine configuration tool is disabled.

Apparently enabling pixel shaders on capable hardware (NVIDIA or ATI cards with fairly recent drivers) does something the game doesn't like.


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