Stronghold Legends

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Steam Edition, version 1.3

Application Details:

Version: Steam (1.3)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.5

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What works

Single player campaigns, tutorial, map editor, intro movie, save, load, options both in-game and outside game, localizations (tried both english and italian)

What does not

Steam "Play" button, which launches the FFLauncher.exe file, resulting in a unhandled exception


What was not tested

Multiplayer, Steam achievements

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Additional Comments

The game runs flawlessy, however there are TWO extremely important thing to note: 1)The only way to be able to play this game is to start the StrongholdLegends.exe file directly, either using a command line or using steam game's proprieties (library->games->right click on stronghold legends->proprieties->local files) to "browse local files", a wine-explorer windows will open and double clicking on StrongholdLegends.exe will make the game start. Mind you that a "unhandled exception" will STILL be happening, however after clicking "close" the game will start normally. 2) it is mandatory to increase the file limit way above 4096. I must thank the user which submitted the Stronghold 2 appdb entry for this hint first, you'll have to check your initial soft set and hard set limits: a)"ulimit -n" shows your current file limit as a user, "ulimit -Hn" shows the current hard set limit. as a standard user you can increase your limit (the soft one) up to the maximum of the hard limit. However if the hard limit is only up to 4096 it will not work, the game needs more. b)In order to increase the hard limit you'll have to check how your operating system handle this setting. For Slackware (and other "standard" linuxes I think) you have to copy the /sbin/initscript.sample as /etc/initscript, make it executable and modify it to add "ulimit -Hn 8192" (I dont know if 8192 are neccessary, but I've no time to check other values, also, i've commented out the lines ulimit -c and umask) c) you'll have to set your personal limit. simply "ulimit -n 8192" will set the limit of your user for the current session only. If you need a more permanent solution, you'll need to edit /etc/profile for all the users or ~/profile for your user. hope it helps

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 12 20183.5Yes Yes YesGoldMichele 
CurrentSlackware64 14.2 multilibJul 22 20172.12-stagingYes Yes GoldSpike 

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HowTo / Notes

How to use hybrid graphics switch Open Source drivers Intel/AMD, AMD/AMD and improve performance

This should work for any app, if you have Intel + AMD or AMD + AMD with open source drivers. 

If you have laptop with hybrid graphics cards. You can launch game with command:

env DRI_PRIME=1 vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file

In case of using command, you get swich to powerful graphics card and disable vsync for more FPS.

If you have Mesa drivers 17.x.x or more, you can use this command:

env DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file

Last command is most best in performance that you can get in this moment, you can use it for any wine application that you need. But argument mesa_glthread=true may not always work, so if your app crash, remove it.

For Steam users, you can set environment variable of any applications in properties. 

DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 %command%

(It will work only with native Steam for Linux) For Wine, you have to start Steam or game with those arguments


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