Test results and comments on versions of Tribes: Ascend that are no longer available but are kept here as a resource.
Installing the base installer, and loading it.
What does not
Doesn't connect to its own update service, which appears to be a .NET 2.0 service. So no further files are downloaded or updated. Attempted to copy install dir from real Windows system, but this didn't get any further. Also tested manually starting the update service, but just received "Service already running."
What was not tested
No gameplay able to be tested.
This is a DX9 title, so chances are it will work if bugs with the update service can be fixed.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 30 2016||1.9.22||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Winston Weinert|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 01 2015||1.7.53||No||Not installable||Garbage||Jon Blackham|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Oct 20 2013||1.7.4||No||Not installable||Garbage||Chris DeAngelis|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 09 2012||1.5.19||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Oct 06 2013||1.4.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||Chris DeAngelis|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|23264||Multiple applications need Simple Service Discovery Protocol Service 'SSDPSRV' (PlayOn 3.x.x MediaMall service)||NEW||View|
|28975||InstallShield-based installers need apphelp.dll.ApphelpCheckInstallShieldPackage stub (YouSendIt, Nokia S60 5th Edition SDK 1.0)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30020||Tribes Ascend does not connect to the authentication service||NEW||View|
|33209||Tribes: Ascend cannot authenticate user||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40033||Tribes Ascend - Installer stuck on err:ole:NDRCContextBinding invalid handle 0x...||UNCONFIRMED||View|