Installing and playing the game.
What does not
First part of campaign is tutorial during which game tries to plays wmv movies and crashes. There is option on campaign start menu to simply skip this tutorial and move on with the game. after which point it all works.
What was not tested
Game's copy protection is not compatible with wine. You have to use patched nocd-exe to run it. I found game on my system a bit choppy, especially during some more intensive magic animations. After setting graphics options to medium it was all good. After launch game mutes the sound. It actually does it twice, once during initial credits and once just before main "Load/Start game" screen appears. Minimizing the game at this point and unmuting the sound works fine and you can continue through the game with the sound on. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 10 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||sasha|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 23 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 30 2010||1.2-rc5||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|