Aurora 6.1

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License Free to use
Wine Version1.5.19
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Version 6.1 introduces new rules for crew accommodations and crew morale.  It also revamps the rules for ground based geological surveys of colonies, engine design, fuel consumption, and the ship designs used by civilians affiliated with specific empires.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Creating a new campaign.

Generating the Sol system.

Using SpaceMaster (SM) mode to make changes to in-game circumstances, such as adding ships to the map.

Colonizing bodies.

Surveying bodies.

Terraforming bodies.

Issuing Civilian shipping contracts.

Computing a build cycle, and updating the database accordingly.

What does not

Nothing that was tested failed to work.

I have found only two flaws, as of yet.
  Roughly once per game year, the game crashes to desktop.  No data is lost, and the game may be resumed without even restarting Wine.
  If you quit out of the program manually, it takes a notable amount of time for a shell to return to a command prompt.  Generally, the time needed is upwards of a minute.  Forcibly quitting the program, without allowing this time to pass normally, does not appear to corrupt any data.

What was not tested

Ship-to-ship combat.

Forcibly generating a Non-Player Race (NPR).

Starting a campaign with a completely synthetic star system, as opposed to using the Sol system.

Starting a campaign with a completely synthetic race, as opposed to using the default Human race.

Additional Comments

To install, use winetricks to install vb6run.
Force Wine to register two dlls; ole32.dll and oleaut32.dll.  The commands "regsvr32 ole32.dll" and "regsvr32 oleaut32.dll" will suffice.
Install a program called the "Simple Shutdown Timer" in this prefix.  It can be found here:
Using WINECFG, set overrides for the dlls "ole32.dll" and "oleaut32.dll" to "Native, then Builtin."
Install Aurora as per the standard instructions found on the Aurora forum.
Run Aurora by running the file "Aurora.exe"
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 18 20121.5.19 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


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Unboldened text?
by Joel P on Friday January 22nd 2016, 9:19
In some parts of the Aurora GUI, some text is supposed to be in bold, but isn't. Example: The component category headings in the class/ship design window ("Engines", "Shields").

How do you get that to be in bold? It's considerably harder to find stuff you want to add to a ship design if the headings look the same as the components do.

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by Edwin Smulders on Tuesday January 12th 2016, 8:59
For the latest version, I needed this in addition to what is mentioned above:

winetricks jet40
winetricks mdac28

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