The game. It seems like there's some problems with PhysX, but I can't test it (my videocart isn't support PhysX). Sometimes, if you use pulseaudio, you sometimes need to type "pulseaudio -k" (kill audio server) in console for normal playing wine games.
What does not
Installer, maybe PhysX
What was not tested
Installer dies with "NSIS error: error launching installer". Somebody wrote that ie6 do the trick, but it doesn't. "/NCRC" is not useful too. If you install it somewhere else and just copy files, it'll perfectly run. If you have problems with starting game, try installing: d3dcompiler_43 d3dx10 d3dx11_42 d3dx11_43 d3dx9 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_39 d3dx9_42 d3dx9_43 directx9 gecko120 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 winhttp wininet xact xact_jun2010 xinput Steam also can be helpful. Try to install any Unreal Engine 3-based game on linux and do the first run of that game. Steam'll install some components and Hawken should start.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Nov 21 2012||1.5.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||James M. Leeon|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 20 2012||1.5.17||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||James M. Leeon|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 24 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alex|
If you have problems with sound â€” you're using pulseaudio, aren't you? To fix sound lags restart pulseaudion server (`pulseaudio -k` in terminal). Lags in game can be created by sound problems.
If you have problems while retrieving manifest, just close and open launcher while "Launch" button will be active.
Sometimes (not too often) game client dies, but reason is overloading GPU/CPU, I think.
You need to put hawkenInstaller.exe to folder without non-english character in path (like /home/user/): there's some encoding problems. I recommend you to create new 32 bit wineprefix. For this type in terminal:
$ WINEPREFIX=~/hawken WINEARCH=win32 wine hawkenInstaller.exe
After installing game client, do not start it. Install this components (using winetricks) first:
Also set this settings to:
To open winetricks for this prefix use `WINEPREFIX=~/hawken winetricks` command.
If game still not work, try to install any Unreal Engine 3-based game through Steam (CrimeCraft: GangWars, for example) and run it once. Steam will install all components that game need.