Game installs and can be played though crashes are frequent. Save often so that you can pick up from where you left off when it crashes.
What does not
Fonts render too large.
Downloading updates in-game.
What was not tested
Download/installation of the game and updates through Stardock Central fail with recent versions of Wine (as of 0.9.54). Running Stardock Central under Wine 0.9.47 works.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
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.