Playing in story mode and galactic conquest mode.
What does not
Online multiplayer. (The GameSpy service has ended, see: http://www.gamespy.com/)
Â Playing in fullscreen mode (see extra comments).
What was not tested
Local (LAN) multiplayer.
Once a battle starts, only a small part of the game is visible in a window on the top-left of the screen with the rest of the screen black. To work around this, add "/win" to the launch options in Steam (right-click > Game Properties > Launch Options) Loading takes significantly longer vs. Windows installation, but still loads correctly. Online multiplayer no longer functions because the service used has been shut down. This is not a problem with Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 06 2018||3.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||ragnar|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 29 2018||3.0||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tristan|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64||Dec 17 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||fantoro|
|Show||Fedora 26 x86_64||Sep 29 2017||2.17-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Luke Short|
|Show||Linux Mint Debian||Mar 10 2017||2.3-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Chocobo (A. Ryabov)|
This game is officially supported by the Steam Proton compatibility tool. For this reason, I am no longer actively maintaining this app with new Wine versions.
To enable Steam Proton, open your Steam settings. Select "Steam Play" from the left-hand side, and check the box for "Enable Steam Play for supported titles". You will then be able to install and play the game as if it were natively supported on Linux; Steam Proton will set everything up for you automatically at first launch.