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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What works

Finally, Desperados has got a GOLD Status :)

I've done a tiny video, showing how it works. Since I have used recordmydesktop, it didn't record the ingame-sound, but it's there :)

So what works:


-Game Videos ( If you have set your drive in Wine)


-Keyboard Hotkeys like ALT,M, Number keys etc





-loosing :D

What does not

-Map is working, but background is missing and so It's nearly invisible. Not fully, but a bit

-The save/settings menus are nearly invisible like the map. But you can still read them :)


What was not tested

Playing through the whole game... Sorry, but It's hard :D

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I have used the newest 1.5.2 of Wine, so use the newest version as well... So what you need to get that game working msadp32.acm - You can get it from your Windows-Installation or from here _________ The 1.1 Patch, see here ____________________________________________________ STEP ONE : Install the game normally STEP TWO: Install that damn Patch STEP THREE : Copy and paste that msadp32.acm into wine's system32 directory. You can find it in your home directory under /.wine/drive_c/windows/ , and then into the folder system32 folder. REPLACE it now with the old one. STEP FOUR : Open op winecfg and and choose the msadp32.acm, don't forget to set it to "Native" ! STEP FIVE : Under winecfg, go to drives and choose your CD/DVD Drive, or put in the path, where your .iso file of that game is mounted. IF you DON'T do it, you will get error messages before start and you won't get the movies, which are played between missions. STEP SIX : Save your changes STEP SEVEN : Enjoy one of the best strategy games ever :D ______________________________________________ Finally I can play that game without problems. Under Windows 7, it will hang every few minutes, and I'm not the only one having that problem. Under XP, it still went fine :( :D I hope, that's useful :)

selected in Test Results table below
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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