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After tweaking the graphics options via command-line and registry, I played the first few missions without any issues.
What does not
Using the "gl" device gives crazy colours and proportions. Use "d3d" as your device.
(note: I think the game is wrapping d3d calls to opengl underneath, as you still need to choose between rgl.dll and opengl32.dll in the registry. This setting is distinct from the "device" which can be specified on the command-line).
The game crashes if you try to change certain display options, such as selecting the OpenGL render or changing resolution.
The game doesn't like horizontal resolutions greater than 1600 pixels.
The aspect ratio is incorrect in full-screen without a registry tweak on widescreen displays.
There's significant colour banding on the backdrop if your desktop is only in 16-bit colour. The actual game "screenDepth" setting doesn't seem to matter.
All these issues are present on Windows 7 too.
What was not tested
Full playthrough and multiplayer.
The game is sensitive to the working directory. Launch from the game directory if you encounter errors of missing files or missing CD. These settings worked best for me in Windowed mode (This is 1600x1080 in decimal): [Software\\Sierra On-Line\\Cataclysm] "glToSelect"="opengl32.dll" "screenHeight"=dword:00000438 "screenWidth"=dword:00000640 wine cataclysm.exe /disableAVI /device d3d /window These settings worked best in fullscreen 16:9 (This is 1600x900@32 in decimal): [Software\\Sierra On-Line\\Cataclysm] "glToSelect"="opengl32.dll" "screenDepth"=dword:00000020 "screenHeight"=dword:00000384 "screenWidth"=dword:00000640 wine cataclysm.exe /disableAVI /device d3d Using the default rgl.dll would fail to enter/exit fullscreen reliably, resulting in a low-res scrolling desktop. The default is more reliable under Windows 7. For a full list of command-line options: wine cataclysm.exe /?
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux||Apr 06 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Matej Pivec|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 30 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rob|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 30 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0||Nov 22 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Silver||William J May|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 03 2009||1.1.20||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Nicole|