City of Heroes

City Of Heroes


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Version: All Versions
License: Retail
Votes: 45
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.31

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Gentoo 2.6.21 I copied the installed directory from a Windows XP computer. When running the updater for the first time, it asks where you want to install it, I selected a directory that already existed in my home because the .wine directory is hidden. Anyway this starts the downloader installing CoX. I cancelled it. Then I typed "regedit" and did a search for "installation." Then I modified this value to reflect the folder that I had copied the files to, (i.e. in my case this was "C:\CoX" where I had copied the files to ~/.wine/dive_c/CoX) So after doing this running the updater I got all the windows the load and even the news and whatnot, also the EULA or whatever it is. It does go to the blue/red (depending on if you use CohUpdater.exe or CovUpdater.exe) "LOADING" bar, but after it disappears the application fails to initialize. Note that I have this on my notebook which dual boots to XP. I tested it under XP and it boots fine. The Linux part is a direct copy. I also tried it by passing the command -project coh but it did nothing. More accurately, it gives me an application loading thing for a while in the start bar but then it simply disappears. If someone can offer a step for me to try, I'm all for it. If I can monitor my system somehow, let me know. What I found interesting is that I got the Internet Explorer part of the Updater working fine, probably because I installed WoW and for WoW I installed the Gecko engine, which I think absorbs the IE requests and fulfills them. (Kudos to those coders!)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 03 20131.5.31N/A Yes BronzeMark 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 24 20121.4No, but has workaround Yes SilverMark 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 24 20121.4No, but has workaround Yes SilverMark 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 24 20121.4No, but has workaround Yes GarbageMark 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Feb 18 20121.4-rc3Yes Yes SilverFeldspar 

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HowTo / Notes

Note about setting game resolution

Information courtesy of Dan.

"There seems to be an issue currently with the ingame resolution options. If you change them, then click apply, it will reset the resolution back to before you changed it and tell you to restart. When you restart, the resolution won't have changed. To get it to change you have to set it to the correct resolution, apply, set it again, and then quit the game with the options menu still open."

Possible Fix for shaders (specific to NVidia cards)

Information courtesy of Tremblay:

In the registry, in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\OpenGL, have the string value DisabledExtensions set to:

GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_NV_register_combiners GL_NV_register_combiners2 GL_NV_register_combiners3 GL_NV_texture_shader GL_NV_texture_shader2

(basically list each extensions with a space between each)

I can then set the in-game shader option higher than low with bumpmaps.

I think you *could* leave out GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, I put it there because it helps World of Warcraft.;forum=1;msg=37609

Jeff has offered another work around:

Run 'CohUpdater.exe -usetexenvcombine' to run in a low graphics mode that allows use of the costume selector and mission architect.  Beats adding / removing the registry keys, and it'll usually retain your old graphics settings.  Just make sure you don't have any level of antialiasing enabled (2x, 4x, etc) otherwise there'll be graphical wackiness


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