Conquest: Frontier Wars Release

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0-rc1-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Out of the box:

  • Single player (both Campaign and Quick battle mode)
  • Menus
  • Everything while in game (I played a full game with 7 AI players without any trouble)

After workarounds:

  • Music, sound, mission briefings

What does not

  • Got the error "Conquest can not run on this graphic card" at launch [FIXED]
  • Audio/mission briefings [FIXED]
  • Cinematics: screen goes black and the game does not respond [BYPASSED]
  • Mouse is a bit slow in game and does not select units on click [FIXED]
  • The game does not work in a virtual desktop [FIXED]


  • To fix the "Conquest can not run on this graphic card" error, you need to edit the conquest.ini file in the installation directory and change the line IRenderPipeline = RendSft to IRenderPipeline = Rend0
  • The audio can be fixed with the command winetricks icodecs. Since it requires 16bits support, you may need to recompile your kernel to enable it (see archwiki here I don't know why, but it also seems to fix the last bug, and the game can be ran in a virtual desktop
  • I did not manage to make the cinematics work. However, it is possible to prevent the game from hanging out by launching the game with the /skipmovies option
  • To fix the mouse, just go in the game options and uncheck the "Enable DirectInput" checkbox

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

If you run into troubles I didn't describe in this test, I found this page that containts useful informations about running the game with wine:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20206.0-rc1-stagingYes Yes YesSilverMaquis196 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Mar 29 20183.4Yes Yes YesSilverEmeraude 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 24 20131.6Yes Yes SilverLinkMyBoy 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Common Issues + Fixes

Thanks to Emeraude for the fixes.

Conquest can not run on this graphic card

Edit conquest.ini and replace 'IRenderPipeline = RendSft' with 'IRenderPipeline = Rend0'.

Game crashes trying to play intro

launch game with /skipmovies, i.e ; 'wine conquest.exe /skipmovies'

Audio problems

`winetricks icodecs`

Mouse problems

In game options, uncheck "enable directinput"