- Playing for short time
What does not
- Playing continuously for several hours
What was not tested
The screen is only updated when the mouse has moved. Otherwise the screen will freeze and not redraw automatically. I also experienced a strange problem that appeared from one day to another. The game starts hanging after a few minutes of playing. It happened with a savegame in which I played Level 17 longer than an hour. When using the free Radeon r300 driver (like me) the game runs a lot faster when using software rendering.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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 188.8.131.52) and BigBang and Legend is hosting:
Legend types : poptb.exe /nLegend /h tcp /externip 184.108.40.206 BigBang types : poptb.exe /nBigBang /j tcp 220.127.116.11
NOTE: if you want to run the game in hardware mode replace poptb.exe with d3dpoptb.exe