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Cosmoteer

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New Multiplayer Mode: Arena

Application Details:

Version: 0.14.4
License: Free to use
URL: https://cosmoteer.net/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.18

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The main game including multiplayer in 64-bit works. Developer mode is mostly working except for the console.

Hardware: Intel Haswell (Graphics & Sound) as well as NVIDIA proprietary drivers work.

What does not

Installation of .NET 4.7 was necessary although the official requirements say it runs on .NET 4.6.2.

Some window manager interaction is subtly different from Windows but everything still works. (Drag and drop of "ship files" may minimize the game when in fullscreen mode. Stuff like that.)

Cosmoteer is a "AnyCPU" .NET applications that starts as 32-bit and is then JIT compiled to 32-bit or 64-bit depending on host environment. Unfortunately Wine doesn't seem to do this switch over to 64-bit like Windows does. In this case that is a problem, as multiplayer is incompatible between the two architectures due to different floating-point handling. A workaround is provided below.

The font that comes with the game renders differently. Letter spacing is generally larger and break layouts in some places. Tab characters used in the developer console don't render at all - the game crashes instead. The console is only available if the game is run in developer mode and hidden by default, so most of the functionality is still available.

Crackling sound when run in Windows 7 mode.

DirectX 11 is not supported natively by Wine.

Workarounds

  • Installation of .NET 4.0 (winetricks) and .NET 4.7 (official installer)
  • Installation of DXVK for DirectX 11 support
  • Windows version set to XP to avoid excessive crackling sound
  • Creation of a 64-bit wrapper executable that loads and runs the original game executable to make the game start in 64-bit mode as on Windows
  • Game cannot be launched outside of its installation directory so the correct "Path" has to be set in any .desktop files


What was not tested

Third party modifications with an effect on gameplay.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

A script that creates a new WINEPREFIX for the game is available here: installation script

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 29 20183.18Yes Yes YesSilverMarco Leise 

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