This is the last released patch for Master of Orion 3. Lots of bug fixes and some features were added since v1.00
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||6.0.1|
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Maintenance update: no change in functionality; so everything tested:
- single player
- starting videos
- modding (applying most tropical patches)
What does not
- Full screen is garbled (issue)
- "Masters notes" (hints) often need to be closed twice (minor)
Use virtual desktop 800x600
What was not tested
- Completing a game
- if mods do what they should
Could be gold/platinum if not for the resolution issue.
As this took me a bit to get actually playable then it should, here some comments:
- Screen resolution: since you will want that virtual desktop 800x600 (winecfg), you probably want to install in a seperate bottle (WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-moo3 wine setup_master_of_orion_3_1.2.5_\(19644\).exe)
- Do not use 32 bit mode (WINEARCH=win32) for that bottle - I was tempted, but it made stuff worse, not better
- You will want to reduce your modern screen resolution before playing 800x600 windowed. Your screen might not be 4:3, so you probably want to reduce it to sth. slightly above that and restore after quitting. I am using this script (my resolution hardcoded):
xrandr --output eDP-1 --mode 1024x768
cd ~/.wine-moo3/drive_c/GOG\ Games/Master\ of\ Orion\ 3
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-moo3 wine ~/.wine-moo3/drive_c/GOG\ Games/Master\ of\ Orion\ 3/moo3.exe
xrandr --output eDP-1 --mode 1600x900
- Saving games: not changing to the program directory before execution as advised in the wine manual can lead to problems; in this case: saving games did nothing, no error, no save game file. Hence the cd in the script above.
- Archiving/importing old save games: abandoned for now, the program seems to use an additional index and not just the file system for save game detection
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 13 2021||6.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||axm|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 27 2016||1.9.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maquis196|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 21 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Silver||Robert Zenz|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jul 10 2011||1.3.23||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maquis196|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 25 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maquis196|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|29301||Master of Orion 3 shows only a portion of the screen when screen resolution >800x600||NEW||View|
An updated version of this document can be found here
Master of Orion 3 HOW-TO
1-Insert the first disk(installation) on your cd-rom drive.
2-Open the cd
3-Right-click the setup.exe archive. Left-click WINE.
4-The inicial installation screen will open up. Click "NEXT".
5-The game's License Agreement will be shown. To continue you will have to accept.
6-Read the License. To continue with the installation, check the box which says "I Agree".
7-Click the "NEXT" button.
8-Link creation will be offered. Just click "NEXT".
9-Ready to copy files to your HD. Click "NEXT" again.
10-Wait until file coping finishes. Be patient.
11-When the coping ends you will be required to register your game's copy. Although you can register, I recommend you don't. If you desire to register, insert you age and click "NEXT".
12Otherwise click "CANCEL" and go to step 15
13-(OPTIONAL) If you chosen to register, your browser will open and you will be given the opportunity to register in the vendor's page.
14-(OPTIONAL) Insert your birthday, platform(PC), and Master of Orion 3, then click "CONTINUE". After that you will have to input your name, address....
15-(OPTIONAL) Roll down your browser and click the "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" to conclude
An error message will appear. Don't worry, just click "OK" it doesn't affect anything.
16-The next screen will ask for you to install Gamespy. Leave the field "NO, INSTALL GAMESPY ARCADE LATER" checked and click "NEXT".
17-In the following screen, leave "NO" checked and click "NEXT".
18-Click "NEXT" Again.
19-As you can see below, the game was successfully installed. You can now click in the icon WINE created to play it.
20-I recommend you update your Moo3's version to v1.25. Download it here and extract it somewhere. Right-click the executable archive and left-click WINE.
21-Another screen will show up. Click "INSTALL".
22-Click in the "DONE" Button.
23-You will be asked whether you want to read the patch's readme. If don't want to read it, go to step 25.
24-(OPTIONAL) If you click yes, the picture below will appear. Close WINE's notepad to proceed.
25-WINE hasn't implemented securom(It's an anti-copy protection method). This means you will have to download a "No-CD" file to be able to play (disk 2 won't be necessary anymore). Please remember that you may only use that file if own the game (a.k.a. bought it in stores). The message below will appear if try to use disk 2 without that file, so continue reading this tutorial.
that "No-CD" file, overwrite the original Moo3.exe with the
one you just acquired in the directory
Interactive/Master of Orion 3" as in the example below.
27-All set up. Click in the created icon to play.
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.
by Mad on Sunday July 5th 2009, 14:43
It does run normally if the window is being dragged or in full screen mode.
by Maquis196 on Thursday July 16th 2009, 10:18
Oh and also toggle the "allow the window manager to * the windows" or a combination of the two.
by Mad on Thursday July 16th 2009, 10:22