Automatic update from the 1.4.0 version and also part of the “The STRONGHOLD COLLECTION”-CD.
The update package for 1.4.0 is still available as a Third-party download.
What does not
Nothing as far as I could see.
What was not tested
First, the maximum file limits need to be raised, you can do this in the file /etc/security/limits.conf by adding: YOUR_USERNAME soft nofile 8192 YOUR_USERNAME hard nofile 8192 The limit of 8192 might be too much, though 4096 is too low. Instead of your username you can use * to raise the limit for all users of the system, don't forget to reboot. Second, the loading takes very long, 2 to 3 minutes upward from pressing "Play" in the configuration dialog. The process will be sitting there "seemingly idle" for the whole time.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 12 2018||3.7-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Georg|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 24 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Gold||Robert Zenz|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2015||1.7.44||Yes||No||Garbage||Robert Zenz|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 07 2014||1.7.11||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 14 2012||1.3.36||Yes||No||Garbage||Manuel|
When starting Stronghold 2 on most machines it will silently fail because it cannot open enough files at once.
You can raise this limit, adding (as root)
* soft nofile 65535
* hard nofile 65535
to /etc/security/limits.conf (replace the * with your username if you believe these limits are anything but stupid and would be unsafe to raise for all users) and logging out and back in.
The limits currently in effect can be checked using ulimit -Sn and ulimit -Hn.
This should work for any app, if you have Intel + AMD or AMD + AMD with open source drivers.
If you have laptop with hybrid graphics cards. You can launch game with command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
In case of using command, you get swich to powerful graphics card and disable vsync for more FPS.
If you have Mesa drivers 17.x.x or more, you can use this command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
Last command is most best in performance that you can get in this moment, you can use it for any wine application that you need. But argument mesa_glthread=true may not always work, so if your app crash, remove it.
For Steam users, you can set environment variable of any applications in properties.
DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 %command%
(It will work only with native Steam for Linux) For Wine, you have to start Steam or game with those arguments