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Alpha Protocol

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sega.com/alphaproto...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Mostly everything after two and a half playthroughs

What does not

* Online activation does not work. This is a bug with the game. If you have problems with this, download the 1.10 patch from Sega and apply it to the game; it removes all DRM and all problems associated with it. You can even apply it to the Steam release. * Mouse suffers from bug 6971. You cannot turn more than an about 90 degrees without bringing up the powers menu and re-centering the mouse pointer. The game is playable this way but very, very, annoying. * Dialog text will disappear if fullscreen is enabled in the in-game graphical options (default). This is a bug which also exists on Windows and is caused by limitations of the Unreal Engine, however the fix on Windows (turning off forced Anti aliasing in the graphical card options) does not work on Linux. * The game itself will sometimes not display anything when starting up, even though it plays sound and accepts user input. The only way around this is to play with the in-game fullscreen setting switched off. Virtual Desktop does not fix this. * The mission Assaulting Lazo's Yacht in the Russian hub always crashes the game shortly after starting it.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Whatever content I didn't experience after two and a half playthroughs.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

If you apply a patch to wine to fix bug 6971, the game's rating goes up from Bronze to Silver. Even patched, the game's graphical performance seems to be slower than it should be. This is because the developers of the game did not do a very good job in optimizing it; it is not a problem with Wine. This can be improved with various .ini tweaks to APEngine.ini. Turning of vsync and frame rate smoothing does wonders for speeding framerates up.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 27 20111.3.11Yes Yes BronzeJoe 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20101.3.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20101.2-rc3Yes No GarbageEG Galano 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
23177 Alpha Protocol online activation fails (Uniloc DRM Protection scheme) CLOSED ABANDONED View
23178 Alpha protocol offline activation fails (Uniloc DRM Protection scheme) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
27506 Alpha Protocol wants d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXSHRotate (purist) CLOSED FIXED View

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