Populous: The Beginning

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The version sold by Good Old Games at, including both the base game ("The Beginning") and the Undiscovered Worlds expansion.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.17

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works


Extended gameplay (both TB and UW)

HD resolutions in software mode

What does not

Direct3D mode is unplayable due to bug 40126.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Works out of the box without any glitches or crashes, as long as you use the software rendered version.

If you run the executable with the


switch, you will be able to choose all available resolutions in the graphics options menu. I was able to get the game running at 1080p, while 1440p caused crashes. The game looks best at 1280x720 in my opinion anyway.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 07 20183.17Yes Yes NoSilverFiku Miku Foo Foo Foo 

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