|Version:||Fan Patch 1.6.1|
|License:||Free to use|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||3.21|
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Everything when run in software 3D mode
What does not
With hardware accelerated 3D, the game hangs at the title screen after the intro movie and doesn't switch to the menu screen.
It can only be killed.
What was not tested
The hardware accelerated 3D mode adds little, and is known to make the game prone to crashes since it was released in 1999. MAINTAINER NOTE: Changed rating to correspond to results.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.0||Dec 11 2018||3.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||LokiDrow|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 18 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||LoneVVolf|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 14 2013||1.5.28||Yes||Yes||Gold||LoneVVolf|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 07 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||..|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2011||1.3.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Karl Smith|
Playing in windowed mode is possible by using a virtual Wine desktop. Just set it in winecfg under Graphics tab. The desktop can be of any size.
The built-in solution of this game doesn't usually work, and the virtual desktop solution is also much more stable.
Built-in functionality can be used to play without a CD. Just download this file and put it in the folder you installed your game in. Note that the fan patch provides a different solution for this which is enabled by default.
There is an unofficial patch fixing many issues and adding additional functionality. The link for it is under available in the fanpatch version in AppDB.
Hardware vs. software rendering
Hardware rendering works in general better under Wine, however netbooks
(or similarly weak machines) have trouble coping with it - the game will work, but you might experience lower performance at times. Recent Wine versions seem to work well with both however.