The Operative: No One Lives Forever

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Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.noonelivesforever.c...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.36

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What works

Everything seems to work except Cutscenes/Speech and in game music.

I tried version 1002 and 1004 with no noticable difference.

I run the game with the follwing command (from its directory):

wine lithtech.exe -windowtitle "No One Lives Forever" -rez NOLF.rez -rez NOLF2.rez -rez NOLFdll.rez -rez NOLFl.rez

What does not

The game seems to be sped up noticably compared to when being run in a native Windows environment. This results in cutscenes and speech being cut off at the end as the audio can not keep track of the animation. It is annoying but not gamebreaking (kills the amtosphere though -.-). I only played the Intro and the first scene, and I am not sure if the gameplay itself (i.e. the AI enemies) is faster. This would add a little spice to the game's difficulty I presume ;)

When testing in native Windows XP I also noticed that there was music during the intro which I did not hear with wine. Testing with wine again and checking the NOLF settings it seems like the in game music is just not working. Again not gamebreaking...


What was not tested

Gameplay beyond level one. Multiplayer.

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Additional Comments

Any suggestions on how to get the game run at normal speed are highly appreciated.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.1Jan 30 20121.3.36Yes Yes BronzeGeorge 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 24 20091.1.24Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 19 20091.1.17Yes Yes PlatinumConcern McGully 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64May 22 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 22 20070.9.46.Yes Yes Goldhappyhamster 

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HowTo / Notes

  • To get NOLF running on newer versions than Wine 1.5.1, run:
    winetricks dsound directmusic
    Afterwards, open up winecfg, go to the "Libraries" tab and set dsound to Builtin.
    You can also disable the music if you really want to play without it.

  • If you are stuck on the loading screen, disable animated loading screens in the launcher, too.

  • If the launcher fails to find your CD, start the game with lithtech.exe and all rez-files as parameters.
    ­$ wine lithtech.exe -rez rezfile1.rez -rez rezfile2.rez ...
    This script should w­ork with all version of NOLF:
    $ wine lithtech.exe $(for f in $(ls|grep -i rez$); do echo "-rez $f"; done)
  • For widescreen, you can pass more options to the command line:
    ++screenwidth "1920" ++screenheight "1080" ++screendepth "32"
    However, this stretches the game. A better widescreen fix is available here, but you can't play online with it.

  • To be able to play online, edit your /etc/hosts.


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