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Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes

The version available on Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License:
URL: http://www.grotesque-game.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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Test Results

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What works

  • intro video
  • playing the game @1440x900 resolution (with some special effects disabled)
  • mouse and keyboard
  • saving and loading
  • rendering
  • audio (using ALSA)

What does not

  • the configuration tool (requires .Net Framework) - you have to edit the game's configuration file manually
  • occasionally crashes: hard to reproduce (might be an application bug)- it usually happened when the game lost its focus (alt-tabbing)
  • HDR effects cause graphical glitches
  • hardware mouse cursor-disabled by default- (the cursor is stuck in the middle of the screen)

Workarounds

What was not tested

completing the game: I've played the game for 2-3 hours involving several quests
anti-aliasing and a couple of graphical settings since the config tool cannot be started

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The tested version is 1.5.1. The game requires the MS VC++ 2008 runtime libraries (installed via winetricks). I had to edit the configuration file manually because the config tool didn't start. The file is located in your ~/Grotesque-Tactics directory (Config.xml). The most important parts are the screen resolution, aspect ratio and language selection. They can be found at the very end of that file. Some other graphical settings can also be turned on/off. You have to add the '-noconfigtool' launch parameter to start the game without invoking the config utility. Performance: adequate Stability: crashed a few times when the game lost the focus. Nvidia GeForce 250 GTS / driver 260.19.29

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 14Jan 09 20111.3.11Yes Yes BronzeBéla Gyebrószki 

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[SOLVED] :)
by Mariano on Tuesday January 3rd 2012, 15:32
I finally solved the mouse problem in 1.3.34. I have Mass Effect installed, and one of it's prerequisites is DInput, which is used as "Native". All the games (Grotesque 1&2, Bethesda's, etc.) that have mouse issues, should loose them just changing DInput from "Native" to "Buil-in". Having it "Disabled" or with dual option ("Native then Built-in" or viceversa), won't work (if disabled, most games won't even start...). Hope this helps anyone having this annoying problem. :)
doesn't even start wine 1.3.34
by Mariano on Wednesday December 21st 2011, 16:22
Doesn't even start. After downloading and installing it, if you don't use the "-noconfig..." parameter, it just crashes, but if you do use it, the game appears as running in the System Monitor but nothing shows up.
RE: doesn't even start wine 1.3.34
by Béla Gyebrószki on Saturday December 24th 2011, 11:33
- If you run the game in Wine's full-screen mode you need to adjust the screen resolution and refresh rate in the game configuration file (Config.xml). E.g. I had to change the refresh rate from the default 60 to 50 because my LCD monitor doesn't support 60 Hz. You can retrieve the available resolutions and refresh rates by issuing the command 'xrandr' in the terminal.
- try to start the game in virtual desktop mode
- disable intro videos. In Config.xml look for the string 'DisableIntroVideos' and change the value to 'true'.

If all else fails, pastebin the terminal output.
RE: doesn't even start wine 1.3.34
by Mariano on Saturday December 24th 2011, 15:03
This is what CyB sent me by PM, I'm posting it here in case anyone else has a similar problem:

- If you run the game in Wine's full-screen mode you need to adjust the screen resolution and refresh rate in the game configuration file (Config.xml). E.g. I had to change the refresh rate from the default 60 to 50 because my LCD monitor doesn't support 60 Hz. You can retrieve the available resolutions and refresh rates by issuing the command 'xrandr' in the terminal.
- try to start the game in virtual desktop mode
- disable intro videos. In Config.xml look for the string 'DisableIntroVideos' and change the value to 'true'.

If all else fails, pastebin the terminal output.
RE: doesn't even start wine 1.3.34
by Mariano on Saturday December 24th 2011, 15:11
And this is what happened. :)

I don't play in wine with full window. All my games are run in virtual desktop mode. The Grotesque Tactics 2 runs OOTB, but with the 1 the solution that worked for me was "disableintro...=true". After that, the game started... kind of... :/

Here is what happened: I could see for a split second an image of the game as it started loading (same as GT2) but Steam got over the image (which made it almost imposible to see it...). The problem wasn't Steam was on top, but that only an image of steam was (so, no way to "close" it). Anyway, after loading, I found out it has the exact same problem as GT2 and Bethesda games (ES3, ES4, FONV)... the mouse is uncontrollable. :( I'll uninstall wine 1.3.34, and revert to the stable 1.2.3, since none of those games had the mouse problem there, and I guess I won't have it with either GT1 and GT2. :)

Anyway, thanks CyB for the tips, and hope this helps anyone else too. :)
Config.xml
by blablabloblo on Saturday February 5th 2011, 4:34
Unfortunately I do not have a config.xml.
How is the format for this file?
RE: Config.xml
by Béla Gyebrószki on Saturday February 5th 2011, 5:01
The file should be in your home directory, under Grotesque-Tactics/Settings.
It's a simple xml file which can be edited by your favourite text editor.
RE: Config.xml
by blablabloblo on Saturday February 5th 2011, 16:31
*g* I know where it should be, but it isn't...

But I found a Default.xml in Gamedir/Settings and think that it is the same. Thanks anyway.

Game still doesn't work, maybe I should try it with a fresh prefix.
RE: Config.xml
by DarkHunter on Sunday September 18th 2011, 23:59
To run game need:
DisableIntroVideos="true"
and
Resolution Width="1024" Height="768" Hz="60" (eq. xorg.conf screen mode)
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