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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What works

Installing the game, playing the battles and online challenges.

What does not

enabling the pixel shaders causes the screen in the (semi)3D parts to be black. Disabling them does the trick though.


What was not tested

The game has limited functionality as is. Pretty much everything was tested.

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Additional Comments

Disable pixel shaders if the editor and fleet setup screens are black. Note that the game itself is quite fragile and may crash every now and then, this mostly happens when entering the ship editor or when selecting a race. This is not a flaw in Wine, but rather inherent flakyness of the game itself.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20091.1.35Yes Yes SilverBob Igo 
CurrentGentoo 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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