Resolutions up to 1366x768
What does not
Launcher: To start either browse C: to Sins of a Solar Empire.exe or run setup.exe on the CD and chose repair, the installer will say its installed, click finish and the game will run.
What was not tested
There are compatibility issues with Unity and Gnome 3 desktops resulting in unreachable areas of screen. However it runs perfectly with Xfce.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 23 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 11 "Katya"||Nov 08 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jan 13 2011||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Silver||Caleb Totten|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 04 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 10 2010||1.2||N/A||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11640||Unable to use multiplayer in Sins of a Solar Empire: unknown address family||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14477||Installer of sins of solar empire is not copying any files at all||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14557||Sins of a solar empire straddles both monitors in xinerama mode||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16456||Games crash with GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY error||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|16504||Multiplayer in Sins of a Solar Empire not working||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|17015||Sins of a Solar Empire: In-game fonts appear too large||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18932||Installshield installer text not being bolded (appinstall)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21384||Sins of a Solar Empire crash on exit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21859||Sins of a Solar Empire: Main menu does not respond to mouse clicks||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29142||Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity causes GLXBadDrawable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29149||Sins of a Solar Empire: first letter of the game name is cut off in the installer||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29479||Sins of a Solar Empire: can't change screen resolution||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
There's a quite detailed howto on installing the game on stardocks own forum, check there for the most up to date information:
1. In the game's directory inside the "Font" folder are 3 .ttf files, you
have to copy to your local font folder (if you use gnome you can open
with gnome-font-viewer and click on install). and in a terminal run:
fc-cache -fr ~/.fonts
2. Using a terminal enter the game's Font directory and run:
sed 's/SinsAgencyBold/AgencyFB-Bold/g' -i.bak *.font
Thanks to Marcos
Download fixed fonts from here www.honorguardonline.com/sins/sinsfontfix.tar.gz unpack and copy to Font sub-directory in Sins of a Solar Empire folder.
This fix is from the "Unofficial guide to SoaSE under Wine" http://forums.stardock.com/?aid=171844 .
None of this is perfect, particularly the fix 2 which just edits the fonts to be smaller. It is possible that some text will still overlap.
For more detailed explanation of the problem see: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17015
When using NVIDIA proprietary drivers, game resolution cannot be changed in game. You need to change it manually in user.setting file located in ".wine/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/Ironclad Games/Sins of a Solar Empire/Setting/".
Resolution can be changed just fine with mesa drivers. I haven't tested fglrx.