Installation works without problems.
Menus work fine.
Sound (music) in menus works fine.
Flying works fine, but only with all sounds turned off (read below).
What does not
The two short intro videos do not show up and produce error messages which need to be confirmed by clicking OK and pressing SPACE. (These videos can be made available by installation of the WINETRICKS codecs. However, they are a little bit annoying so there is really no need for this.)
IN-GAME SOUND ISSUES: At present, flying any of the missions requires to DISABLE ALL SOUNDS first, otherwise FLANKER will crash.
GRAPHICS: Cockpit MFD screen and mirrors do not work as intended (mirrors show plain black, MFD in TV-mode also). This seems to be a DirectX-related problem.
What was not tested
HW: Intel Pentium IV @ 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT 512 MB AGP 8x. OS: Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (Jaunty) with GNOME 2.26.1 and NVIDIA driver 180.44 installed.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 13 2009||1.1.34||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 04 2009||1.1.30||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 22 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Florian|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 30 2008||1.1.0||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Florian|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2008||1.1.0||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Florian|
The following is a short description of how to make Flanker launching. Simply install the recent wine Version. No patches are needed to make Flanker running. Install the game hereafter. Now open the registry editor.
Navigate: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER-->Software-->Wine-->Direct3D" Set the value of "DirectDrawRenderer" to "opengl".
Otherwise wine will complain that you need to do so ;) Now you can succsessfully launch the game.
The game now launches if you follow the instructions in the HOWTO note. In the main menu the mouse seems to be very slow and laggy. It is hard to hit the right button. The lag of the mouse can be decreased by starting the game with "WINEDEBUG=-all wine Flanker.exe"
In the main menu the mouse now runs fluently but still not in the options menu, there it is laggy again.
Another issue that appears is, that after a mission load the game will freeze. So the game is not playable yet.