Installation, and then the game, in all its fullscreen glory. Cut scenes, textures, everything is rendering flawlessly on an old GeForce4 MX4000.
I was very pleased to see everything look just as it should with all the in game display settings all the way up. This game had some issues in previous versions of Wine where things would go black after cut scenes, but I haven't had that problem.
What does not
For some odd reason, after playing for a while, the sound will cut out, but a quick restart restores it.
I'm assuming its an issue with my setup, and I'm investigating it as we speak.. basically wine complains about ALSA overflow/underflow. Its probably my junky on-board VIA sound chip. On the bright side though, the sound is perfect while it works..no skipping or any of the annoying foolishness that Wine-driven games can tend to give.
What was not tested
Network play, LAN or otherwise.
Here's my winecfg settings that I used to run the game. I fiddled a lot with these AFTER I installed it, but I'm assuming that these will work for the installer as well. Windows 98 mode DON'T allow DirectX apps to control mouse DON'T allow the WM to decorate the windows DON'T allow the WM to control the windows DON'T emulate a virtual desktop (try this for the install though) disable Vertex and Pixel Shader support I've currently got Audio Hardware Acceleration on Full, but again, my particular system sucks, so play with these settings; your mileage may vary. I'm sure most of you will not even have the above issue. Before you can play, you'll have to first obtain the 1.1 update and a compatible no-CD crack (make sure its for 1.1). I had to beat my head against the monitor a few times before I found a working one, but do a google search for it and you'll find it. Once you install the update and then the crack (in that order, of course) you just cd to the directory and 'wine Vampire.exe', and you're all set!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 18 x86_64||Apr 20 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||FreeBSD 8.2||Nov 19 2011||1.3.32||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||FreeBSD 8.2||Nov 19 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 01 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Ootmann|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Sep 03 2010||1.3.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tor|