The original stock release from Interplay, 2000. No patches were released for this game.
Original Operating System Designed for: WIndows 95/8
The game installs fine, but be warned that there are various issues with the Bink videos it tries to play at the end of the installer. I'm not exactly sure why they don't work very well, but... they don't. But if the user simply waits for them to finish, it should work fine. (I tried to escape out of them and that left my system in a strange state).
Please note: I was not able to get New Worlds running properly until I copied my install onto a FAT32-formatted flash drive and ran the whole game off there. This has been the advice for getting New Worlds working on Windows XP and Windows 7 for some time; run it out of a FAT32-partition. (However, this did *not* work for me when I tried it on Windows, other advice on the internet suggests my graphics hardware might be far too new). It appears to be necessary on wine as well.
But once installed onto a flash drive, I was able to run New Worlds *almost* flawlessly. There are a few problems (see "what does not work") but I was able to play through the tutorial with no serious issues!
What does not
Some GUI elements don't render on the main menus until the user clicks in the general area of them. For example, on the singleplayer campaign selection screen, the buttons to actually launch missions and pick which campaign you want to play aren't there, but if you click where they're *supposed* to be they appear.
The in-game settings for things like resolution and volume suffer this problem also, but more problematically, when attempting to exit the settings and return to the main menu, you are greeted with just a black screen. So I was unable to adjust resolution or volume.
What was not tested
I have not tested anything but the single-player campaign and tutorial modes, so I have no idea if multiplayer works.
In order to run New Worlds in windowed mode, I used winecfg to "emulate a virtual desktop" and entered the resolution of my real desktop. There may be another way, but I wasn't able to figure it out.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 23 x86_64||Jun 07 2016||1.9.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.1||Oct 23 2010||1.3.5||Yes||Yes||Garbage||You-Cheng Hsieh|
|Show||Fedora 12||Dec 26 2009||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|