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).
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 29 2009||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Silver||Bob Igo|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 09 2009||1.1.34||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nicole|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Nov 17 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Nicole|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 16 2009||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
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.