Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

Desperados - Wanted Dead or Alive is the first strategy game ever to combine a movie-based and-story driven atmosphere of an adventure game with the intellectual challenge of a real time tactic game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.21-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Mouse works on game and it's quite playable.
  • I could play the first and second level.
  • Game speed was great (now it beated AMD K6-2 300MHz computer with Windows 98) with working hud it would be great It was normal speed even with bad guys eyesight visible.

What does not

  • Because of Atari Store activation system I had to use cracked game.exe. Other ways it tells me to have administrator privileges. That probably doesn't affect CD copy.
  • In game menu I have to use arrow buttons because mouse doesn't work. It just wants to be in the middle of the game (I used Wine desktop).
  • Game HUD isn't working. I can click and use it but I can't see it. On down it's just black and left upper corner isn't very usable. Also map isn't working well. Good guys are showing but others are only black rounds and map's background is invisible.
  • Dialogues doesn't have background.
  • Some texts aren't showing correctly. They don't have white center only black rounds.
  • Sound is sometimes lags a bit (if I can say so about sound) usually in dialogues.


What was not tested

  • Playing through but if/when it doesn't have bugs I probably will.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

My copy is bought from Atari Store ( BTW: It was quite a hassle to download it with Linux system (this case it's Ubuntu) but I made it and without Windows programs. I must say that great job Wine developers!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20205.21-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumsajad mns 
ShowLinux Mint 18.1 "Serena" x86_64Jun 14 20205.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldLukas Bockel 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20183.0Yes Yes NoSilverpsofiterol 
ShowDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"Dec 03 20161.9.24Yes Yes SilverJ V 
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Sep 18 20151.7.51Yes Yes PlatinumElia Devito 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39513 Desperados: input lag after resuming from pause NEW View

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