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

Menus work perfectly
Changing resolution
Gameplay (using hotkeys)

patching to 1.1 (use workaround)

What does not

installation (use workaround)

UI is not vissible so you cant play without hotkeys and some important emelemts are missing which render the game therefore unplayable

Moving elements like the train at the beginning is not visible....

 Focusing the game windows in the beginning.

Text is not visible


What was not tested

play long because you cant play long without UI

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Install: --------- To install you need to start the install normal and wait till it crashes. Then delete all the content in the installation folder for e.g C:Desperados. Then copy the contents from the Game folder on the install CD inside the Desperados folder. (namely Data Folder and game.pac) Now go into the Data folder and "extract, Autodetect subfolders " all the *.pac archives Now go to the game.pac and simply extract it in the same folder as the Data folder is. There should be now a game.exe and some dlls. PATCHING: ---------- Download 1.1 patch and use unzip x to unzip it. Copy the contents from the Game folder into your Desperados folder and you are set. As the game is not offically installed with registry entries you need to use a no cd fix to play it. For the 1.1 patch to work you need to have msadp32.acm in system32 and set to native.

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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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