What does not
Sound is choppy, performance is bad, turning on hardware acceleration crashes the game.
What was not tested
Only basic playing was done.
Wine 0.9.15 works much better. Runs smooth and sound works - but no hardware acceleration. My Settlers IV CD was some version before 2.50.1516 which includes a copy protection that wine can't handle. After update to 2.50.1516 the problem is gone. Official download for the patch seems to be gone. Here is a mirror: http://www.4players.de/4players.php/download_info/PC-CDROM/Download/5769.html (In German, but the patch is in english)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 26 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||Max Roder|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 27 2011||1.3.20||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Oct 31 2010||1.3.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Emanuele|
|Show||Fedora 11||Dec 31 2009||1.1.32||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 05 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Suppen|
The game runs slowly
Try switching to 16 bit colour depth. Use your distribution's program for changing display/graphics settings, or change DefaultDepth in /etc/X11/xorg.conf