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GOG version 4.0

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
URL: http://www.egosoft.com/games/x...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

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What works

  • Windowed Mode, 1280x720. Tried changing the resolution about 20 times with many different settings, fullscreen and windowed, managed and unmanaged, could not make them work.
  • Options and keybindings
  • Gameplay (Mouse and Keyboard, didn't test joystick)
  • In-game movies
  • Ultra settings
  • Some 3D Stuff and shaders. Not all, some look bright dots. Effects like station scan seem to work ok, highways too.
  • Sounds works if you install xact. I am not sure if xaudio is needed too.
  • Dialogues
  • Walking through stations

What does not


  • Mods (extensions)
  • DLCs (Home of Light and Teladi Outpost)
  • Fullscreen or high-res windows modes, it seems. Didn't test all of them but at least 1920x1080 does not work.
  • Using native amstream, d3dx9, dsound stops the game from working.
  • For some reason it often does not run under playonlinux but I was able to make it work under both q4wine and lutris.

Workarounds

  • Windows 7 mode does not work. You have to use Windows XP mode, 64 bits.
  • Installation crashes at the end just after installing (or attempting to install) vcrun2012 but it is of no consequence. Game still runs.

What was not tested

  • Extended gameplay
  • Cheats
  • I don't currently have enough knowledge to understand all shaders and OpenGL stuff etc. and their use in the game to see what is working and what is not. Apparently some are missing / too bright.
  • I did not do any performance comparison. Framerate seems about the same though, even in Ultra settings.


Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

  • This winehq entry seems to be kind of unmaintained because there is a well supported Linux version, with all DLCs. Since pirated Linux versions are kinda hard to come up, it is likely that people who try to run this game in wine are using a pirated version, most notably this one (GOG) since it does not have DRM. If you fall in this case, please consider that what you are doing is illegal and the makers of this excellent game are not being compensated for their arduous work; use the native Linux version, you will be better off and fully supported. And people will know that it is worth it to port games to Linux.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20183.13-stagingN/A No YesGarbageWang Xuancong 
CurrentUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20172.18-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeCláudio Sampaio (Patola) 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Small howto
  • winetricks (or add through playonlinux, etc.) xaudio and xact. Not sure if xaudio is really needed. That turns on sound.
  • Disable GLSL
  • If you're having crashes, try to enable strict ordering. Sometimes it help running the game. Afterwards, turn it off because it greatly slows the framerate.
  • It has random crashes. Sometimes without even changing any settings, it crashes when run. Then you try again and it runs. Once you get to the main screen, though, it should be stable.

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