Starting a single player game, FMV intros, all under software render mode. Application was run directly as the HW/SW swap utility never works even under Windows.
What does not
Direct3D mode will start, but randomly minimises itself and then crashes upon starting a new game.
What was not tested
Silver rating given as Direct3D mode does not work. Otherwise, the game appears to run flawlessly under software mode.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 08 2020||5.7||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Aidan Rayner|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana"||Nov 16 2014||1.7.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Vinay|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Sep 26 2014||1.7.27||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Django|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya"||Aug 22 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Mar 10 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nicola Manca|
Mouse override is not needed anymore!
I suggest to play the game inside a wine desktop due to low resolution supported by the game, however fullscreen should works too
This game works with Wine 1.1.29, but not with the newer versions until 1.3.32, which works even better!
Additional infor for 1.1.29:
steps for HOST
1.Host needs to know his IP address will be something like xxx.xx.xxx.xxx , x being numbers
2.Open command prompt and type
"poptb.exe /nUserName1 /h tcp /externip HOST_EXTERN_IP "
->UserName1 with the desired name that you want in game
->put your ip address in place of HOST_EXTERN_IP
and hit enter
steps for CLIENT
1.Ask Host for his IP address
1.Open command prompt type "poptb.exe /nUserName2 /j tcp HOST_EXTERN_IP"
->UserName2 with the desired name that you want in game
->HOST_EXTERN_IP with host's IP address
and hit enter that's all you will join the hosts game setup ready to play
for example for users Legend (ip address 126.96.36.199) and BigBang and Legend is hosting:
Legend types : poptb.exe /nLegend /h tcp /externip 188.8.131.52 BigBang types : poptb.exe /nBigBang /j tcp 184.108.40.206
NOTE: if you want to run the game in hardware mode replace poptb.exe with d3dpoptb.exe