City of Heroes

City Of Heroes


Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation through updater
  • Launching through updater
  • Fade-in on loading banner
  • Startup/Login
  • Zoning
  • Traveling
  • Graphics/Audio/Settings other than DoF,Bloom,Desat
  • Very nice graphics settings!
  • Enhancement screen/Respecs
  • Contacts/Missions
  • Combat/Powers
  • SG Base
  • Character Creation
  • UI (other than chat bug)
  • Full-color quality cursors

What does not

  • Chat bug
  • Depth of Field, Bloom, Desaturation
  • Still occasional crashes - Audio stops, video stops, then program disappears
  • Costume changer crash
  • Rubberbanding bug - move over Loading banner with mouse until it becomes visible above it to avoid!
  • Mouselook lags under very heavy graphical load - use keyboard turn keys to override
  • doesn't start with -renderthread 1 (should be irrelevant)


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Fedora 9 NVIDIA Geforce 6800GS xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173.14.12-1.lvn9.x86_64 wine-1.1.5-1.fc9.i386 Between the registry hack and the new version of wine the game is running better than ever!

selected in Test Results table below
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 

Known Bugs

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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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