Alpha Prime

Steam version dated September 2008.

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Somewhere in deep space, at an apparently abandoned mining base on the asteriod Alpha Prime, something has gone terribly wrong. Miners were warned that the hubbardium they were mining was too dangerous, but the lure of unimaginable wealth was too strong. Now, something has happened to them and it's up to you to save them and face an unknown threat.

Equipped with a surplus of advanced weapons and devices--including a variety of robots and manipulators, surveillance cameras and security systems that can be hacked, controlled and used to complete your task--your mission is simple: Get in, get 'em, and get out!

  • 10 levels of fast-paced, unrelenting action including mining station, spaceship hangar, magnetic railway or asteroid surface­
  • Non-playable characters aid you in your mission to save the miners and get off the asteroid
  • Countless enemies including Special Forces soldiers, robots and deranged miners
  • 8 futuristic weapons including pistols, shotguns, machine guns, grenades…
  • Vehicles can be used to move to different locations quickly
  • Hack into devices including robots, surveillance cameras, security systems, doors, etc.
  • Bullet time allows players to temporarily slow down the action and get the upper hand­
  • Compatible with Matrox TripleHead2Goâ„¢, enabling gamers to connect 3 screens

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.38

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Test Results

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What works

everything, using Windows 2000 mode:

  • installation via Steam
  • intro video, cutscenes
  • sound, music
  • saving and loading
  • playing the  game @1024x768 resolution on high details
  • keyboard & mouse input

What does not

mouse is unusable unless you set the Windows version to Win2000

anti-aliasing can be turned on after setting 'Multisampling' to 'enabled' in the registry


What was not tested

completing the game

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You need to set the Windows version to Win2000 in winecfg in order to get the mouse function properly. Stable and good performance even on the highest details. Nvidia 7600 GT card with driver 195.36.24.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Mar 07 20151.7.38Yes Yes PlatinumJack Greiner 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes GoldJohn H 
CurrentFedora 13Jun 05 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes GoldBéla Gyebrószki 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Feb 18 20101.1.37Yes Yes PlatinumCraig 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 08 20101.1.32Yes Yes BronzeCraig 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
20395 Mouse / keyboard input not handled (RawInput) CLOSED FIXED View

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