X3:Terran Conflict

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Version: 3.1x
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc2

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What works

Installing, Gameplay, Video (Fullscreen vids as well as HUD-vids), Sound, Music, Voices, Bonus-Package, Trading, Combat

What does not

Couldn't find anything yet except one minor thing: My old logitech force3d pro joystick had a little problem with force feedback enabled. In game I lost the Return to Center function...making it hard to navigate at all. In fact I have the same problem in windows with x3tc but there I can enforce the Return to Center in the joystick settings. My solution was to disable force-feedback support in the linux kernel...I don't care for the few ff-effects in x3tc anyway.


What was not tested

Story missions. In general I guess I missed a lot of small things. Played for a few hours now and didn't find anything that does not work but the game is huge...pretty sure I didn't "eject" from a ship yet...or finished building any ship in my HQ.

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Additional Comments

I mainly followed Raziel's guide for 3.0 but had to do a few modifications. First off I created a new WINEPREFIX setup (in my case "WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc". Adjust to your needs) with: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winecfg All I did there was enabling a virtual Desktop (mainly my preference, probably not needed but this way I can run x3tc fullscreen with the KDE fullscreen window option (->enhanced->fullscreen) and still have my second screen visible in a nvidia twinview setup) and change the default directories for Documents (As x3tc puts its savegames in there...I didn't want an "Egosoft" directory in my home dir so I changed Documents to "~/games/x3tc/Documents") Next I installed the game: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /Setup.exe I installed the movies along with the clue if that is necessary. Install all updates. For me this was: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /X3TCUpdate1.0.1_to_3.0.exe WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /X3TCUpdate3.0_to_3.1.exe WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /X3TCUpdate3.1_to_3.1.1.exe And last but not least the bonus-package: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /x3tc_bonus_package_4.1.01.exe For the following I used winetricks from gentoo portage (version 696). So if your distro doesn't come with winetricks in its packagemanager just follow the instructions of Raziel to get it manually (oh...and don't forget then to add a "sh" in front if you want to run it) First change the ddraw renderer to openGL: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks "Select the default wineprefix"->"Change Wine settings"->"ddr=opengl" Then install directx9 WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks directx9 Install dxdiag: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks dxdiag Devenum: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks devenum Amstream: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks amstream No problems there Media player: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks wmp10 Also no problem. I just left all install options at their defaults. My virtual desktop didn't disappear after the installation. I guess the media player stays loaded even if I close it with the X-button. I just killed the wine processes in the taskmanager to get rid of it...but there is probably an easier way to end the media player completely I just don't know about with my poor windows skills. Codecs: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks allcodecs Here I ran into a problem. During the dirac installation I was asked if I want to change the environment for all users. Had to say "no" there or the installer quit with an error. For all other install options I just I kept all defaults again (except one time when I didn't want to read the README) Windows7 config: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winetricks win7 Now back to winecfg with: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winecfg Add "dciman32.dll" as native dll Install amove4ie.exe ( WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc wine /amov4ie.exe WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc regsvr32 "c:\windows\system32\amstream.dll" Again back to winecfg with: WINEPREFIX=~/games/x3tc winecfg Add "msdmo.dll" as native dlls (Not really getting why...probably I just don't understand what those lines starting with a * added by winetricks do. But there is already such a line for setting msdmo.dll as just doesn't work). Afterwards the voices also worked again. Now I created a small shell script in ~/bin to make it easier to run the game. cat > ~/bin/x3tc x3tc.log EOF chmod +x /bin/x3tc The script maybe needs some adjustments in case of a different WINEPREFIX or a 32 bit version of wine. Now have fun with: ~/bin/x3tc Oh..and I copied my savegames from windows to my Document folder...seems to work fine.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Feb 06 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes NoGoldYuki 
ShowLinux Mint DebianJan 12 20121.3.34Yes Yes NoGoldMichael 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Dec 17 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoGoldYuki 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 21 20111.3.32Yes Yes NoGoldAiwendil 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 19 20111.3.23Yes Yes NoSilverDan 

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HowTo / Notes

wine setup instructions:

X³: Terran Conflict or short x3tc will run out of the box, but voices, music and movies will not work. In order to fix that, you need to do the following steps:

- It is recommended to do these steps separately and in this order! 
- Also, repeat each step if an installation fails to finish!
- Finally, creating a wineprefix is highly recommended

1.) After you installed x3tc, get winetricks (save as) and install the following:
    All of these are necessary to fix movies and music.
2.) Open winecfg and go to the libraries tab. Add "dciman32.dll" and set it to "native"
3.) Install "amov4ie.exe" manually.
    Once that is done, run the following command: [regsvr32 "c:\windows\system32\amstream.dll"] (without brackets of course)
4.) download this msdmo.dll and copy it into "/windows/system32/". Overwrite if prompted.
Beware of additional dll installs/overwrites!
If you like to install additional dlls, you should be careful about the chosen package!
x3 terren conflict will run perfectly if you setup your wineprefix as mentioned in the howto, if you install additional stuff like vcrunXXXX, chances are that you install dlls which cause this game to crash or freeze.
The following dll(s) should not be changed after finishing the howto:
| msdmo.dll (14KiB)          |
| msvcrt.dll (2.4KiB)          |
If you however want to install an additional vcrun-version, it is highlty recommended to cut/paste the msvcrt.dll from windows/system32 into your x3tc folder beforehand.
Once you installed the additional vcrun-version, check the system32 folder for a new version of the msvcrt.dll file and cut/paste it into the game folder containing the exe file you had to install this vcrun-version for!


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