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Category: Main Games Adventures URU: The Complete Chronicles Main Branch - Built 5/26/2004 at 5:19 PM 63.12.0.0

URU: The Complete Chronicles

It is actually based on version 1.0.0.0 but they fixed some graphical glitches along the way. The added in support for the expansion packs and ditched the online engine. This version differs from the patch that can be applied on UrU: Ages beyon myst. Both behavier of the program startup screen differ.

Application Details:

Version: Main Branch - Built 5/26/2004 at 5:19 PM 63.12.0.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.cyanworlds.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.2

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What works

Walking around. Clicking on things and solving the puzzles. It actually runs in high speed too compared to when running on older version of wine (from 1.1.15 to 1.1.33) I have managed to play the whole game including with the expansion packs up all the way to the end. Sound and music work excellent and I did not see any graphical glitches in the world itself

What does not

The copy protection is a nogo. Safedisk hangs the executable before the first movie drops in. As it grabs and hang the view window along the only way of exiting is by killing it through the console. Mouse cursor looks wierd. It works but it has the shape and looks of a windows folder icon. It expands when an action is possible so it doesn't make the game harder to play. Most annoying of all: When holding the right mousebutton to view around somehow the cursor is able to exit the screen. The engine reacts by trowing the cursor back into the middle effectivly putting your view back where it started. This does not happen in native windows. It does however happen in crossover games as well. The cursor is not able to exit the screen when not holding any mouse buttons. The fonts in the startup window look scrambled. Seen this before. "Zandy" the guy in the desert moves his lips but doesn't speak. Sometimes it happens in windows too. Could be a engine bug that comes out stronger in wine

Workarounds

What was not tested

I didn't watch the starting movie all the way up to the end. Custom ages.

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Additional Comments

To get the app to install you will require a virtual machine of any kind and install it in there. Then simply take out the files and registry keys and import them into your Wine environment. Another possibility is to extract the cabinets yourself. Either way installing with wine will not work at all since the annoying safedisk is also embedded inside the installer. You have to get rid of safedisk somehow to get the game started. From there it runs like a charm. If you can't stand the looks of the scrambled font any longer simply use winetricks and install allfonts. corefonts doesn't help. Tested both on ATI and Nvidia cards. no difference except in speed.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Feb 26 20183.2Yes Yes YesGoldAlexander Schlarb 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 17 20101.1.37No, but has workaround Yes GoldAlexander 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 23 20091.1.35No, but has workaround Yes GoldDaemos 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
Putting the mouse sensitivity to a max and the mouse speed in your desktop as slow as possible will make the game very playable
HOWTO
Since wine version 1.1.36 the game no longer runs in fullscreen but you can simply workaround this issue by disabling one of the following options (or both if bug still present) at the graphics tab in winecfg:
1. let the window manager decode the window
2. let the window manager control the window

after disabling one of these the game runs like a charm again :)

Side note. If you have a very dark screen you can fix this by setting the gamma to around 1.6 with your videodriver utility. To do this you have to start the game first and then apply the temporary changes to the gamma. The ingame slider does not change the gamma but the brightness making the game look way too bright. Offcourse version 1.1.36 does not allow you to minimize the screen so to get around this. Start the app once then exit. Start your driver manager and put gamma to your liking, confirm then change the setting and quickly start uru. After 12 seconds the driver manager will change the gamma correctly :)

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