This is the last released patch for Master of Orion 3. Lots of bug fixes and some features were added since v1.00
Everything I tested works fine. I first had the problem that the game can't start, because I had a virtual desktop size of 1024x768, but switching to 800x60 worked.
What does not
The intro videos were a bit slow, but this might be due to my slow computer.
What was not tested
Multiplayer. Space combat.
I recommend to install some MODs to enhance the look of the user interface, including a MOD that makes the game capable of 1024x768. With that MOD your virtual desktop size can be 1024x768 again, besides the game gets better.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 02 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
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.