Installing the game through wine. Tested one quick map to see if the game loads.
What does not
When I closed the game I had a series of "fixme:d3d_surface:IWineD3DSurfaceImpl_LockRect >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY (0x505) from glMapBufferARB @ surface.c / 1178" statements in my console log. I suspect that the game if played with version 1.0 is prone to crashes.
What was not tested
Rest of the 1.0 version game.
I selected bronze rating because I have really only tested the 1.0 version to see if the game installs properly. Users have reported before that they could not install the game through Wine, with wine 1.1.12 I managed to do that without errors. My real test will be with the 1.12 updated version.
|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.