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Shadows of the Empire

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Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
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Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.18-staging

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What works

Launch, cut scenes, audio.

What does not

Game.

- Runs way too fast, limiting with cpulimit does not help.

- Huge input lag, up to several seconds.

The first level is impossible to play: the game runs so fast that the player's glider flies out of the map within a second, forcibly returns, and repeats. As a result, the game is unplayable.

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What was not tested

Anything beyond the first level of the game. 

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 26 x86_64Oct 07 20172.18-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumLuke Short 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)Sep 14 20172.16Yes Yes NoBronzePeter S 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 08 20161.9.19Yes Yes Garbagetaw 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20161.9.9N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"May 07 20161.9.8Yes Yes PlatinumJeffZ 

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HowTo / Notes

Fix for too fast running game and input lag

The following was extracted from a user comment made on 2016-10-09 and may not be relevant to current Wine:


There is a free windows program that adds another layer of compatibility to old games, called DXWnd. It works on wine v. 1.9.19 and is available on Sourceforge.

I have got the game running well with just minimal configuration:

-Created a profile for Shadows of the Empire

-Added "Shadows.exe" (resides in the Sdata folder in the game folder) to "Path" and "Launch" of the profile configuration in DXWind

-Launched the game through DXWnd → Success.

For a more detailed article on how to use DXWnd, visit the following link:

www.play-old-pc-games.com/compatibility-tools/using-dxwnd/

++ Make sure to use the "Shadows.exe" binary in the Sdata folder, not the SOTE.EXE binary in the root folder.

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