An improved version of the Userpatch compared to 1.4, with some more added features, such as animated water.
Download from http://userpatch.aiscripters.net/guide-beta.html
Everything in the game except multiplayer, all UserPatch features except windowed mode.
What does not
1. The game pauses for some time (depending on computer speed) when switching between screens:
2. Multiplayer not working.
3. Textboxes flickering.
4. Intro videos not working, they get skipped.
5. Windowed mode
launch wine with the environment variable WINEDEBUG=+relay .
This does not completely fix the issue but makes it less apparent. (on my PC 5 instead of 30 seconds) note that this hack does not work if you pass the output to /dev/null. "2>&1 | true" does work (a little bit worse than terminal output) and not use (as much) resources as the terminal showing the log.
This does not make all multiplayer modes available (they are afaik obsolete anyway) but allows "Local (LAN) Tcp/IP Connection" to work, which is enough to play the game on LAN and over something like an VPN over internet.
The chat box flickering can be fixed via an option in the UserPatch installer that gets available after pressing F5. All other text boxes stay bugged.
simply enable virtual desktop for the same effect.
What was not tested
Never tested "Internet Tcp/IP Connection For DirectPlay"
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 08 2021||5.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Riley P.|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Johannes Merl|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jan 11 2018||3.0-rc5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Isira Seneviratne|