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Zeus: Master of Olympus

All versions(with the expansion) of the great strategy game based on ancient Greece universe. This includes the original release of Poseidon - Master of Atlantis in 2001 as well as the version of Poseidon - Master of Atlantis that was re-released by "Sold Out Software" on retail CD-ROM in 2005.

Application Details:

Version: Official Expansion: Poseidon: 2.x
License: Retail
URL: http://pc.ign.com/objects/016/...
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.37

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What works

Everything and perfectly at that, except what is mentioned on "What does not work".

- Installation, even videos that were previously a little glitchy

- Extensive gameplay, campaign, saving, loading

What does not

Specifically changing from windowed mode to fullscreen gives a black screen and you must restart the game. (bug 22627)

There is a workaround though: when this happens to you press F6 or F7 and you will get your fullscreen resolution. 

Workarounds

What was not tested

N/A

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

The "Visit Website" button on the starting screen now works properly too.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 02 20151.7.37Yes Yes PlatinumAlexander Karatarakis 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Apr 17 20141.7.16Yes Yes GoldSpiridon Louis 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Apr 17 20141.6.2Yes No GarbageSpiridon Louis 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20131.6Yes Yes GoldAlexander Karatarakis 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 20 20131.6Yes Yes GoldAlexander Karatarakis 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
14995 wined3d regression results in broken rendering for Age of Empires II CLOSED FIXED View
15182 Zeus and Emperor display crash introduced in 1.1.3 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20431 Zeus Master of Olympus fails at runtime CLOSED INVALID View
22627 Emperor fails to switch from Windowed Mode to Full Screen CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

About windowed/fullscreen issue

EDIT: Newer versions of wine (tested 1.7.37) do NOT need the following notes.

(Tested under wine 1.3.18) Fresh installation with virtual desktop enabled. Note that the size of the virtual desktop can be set in "Wine Configuration" in the "Graphics" tab.

The first time it is launched, Zeus starts into fullscreen mode with resolution 800x600.


1) If the size of the virtual desktop is larger than 800x600 you'll see a black screen. Try to select windowed mode (F5 key).

2) If the size of virtual desktop is 800x600 then you'll not see the black screen but F5 key doesn't switch the game into windowed mode.

3) If the size of virtual desktop is 1024x768 and you see a black screen press F7 key (this will change the game resolution to 1024x768 fitting the whole wine virtual desktop).

4) If the size of virtual desktop is 1280x1024 or larger then you can use F6 or F7 and then F5 keys to play in windowed mode at the two resolutions supported by the game (=800x600 and 1024x768).

These solutions can be used with Pharaoh (and its expansion) too.


Virtual Desktop

EDIT: Newer versions of wine (tested 1.7.37) do NOT need the following.

Throughout wine version there have been mixed results when running the game fullscreen or changing resolution and sometimes even windowed mode. To avoid all these problems, you can run the program in a virtual desktop.

On the terminal, type:

winecfg

1)Adding the application on winecfg

First of all, we should add the application to the list so that changes on wine settings don't affect any other applications. Click on "Add application..." and navigate to the Zeus executable.

2) Make sure Zeus is the selected application and then go to the "Graphics" tab. On "Windows Settings" make sure "Emulate Virtual Desktop" is checked. Use 800x600 or 1024x768 as desktop size. These are the two resolutions supported by the game, so pick one depending on which one you plan on using in-game.

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