Installing and running the game in Software Rendering or OpenGL* works smoothly. Sound and all graphics seem to be working. OMP-226-V0.2 from OldUnreal applied on top of this and works very nicely. Fullscreen** and windowed mode both work.
* with the instructions in the HOWTO presented here.
** gnome-panel gets in the way and sits on top of a fullscreened game. See comment.
What does not
Issues with in-game graphics speed, all resolvable. See comments.
Direct3D didn't work. Unreal would crash either with a null pointer or an 'out of virtual memory' error.
Clicking on 'Advanced Options' from the Options menu pops up this new window, but after fiddling with it, it is not possible to get back into the game; the game window will never get focus again. Closing the 'Advanced Options' window and clicking on the main Unreal window results in the former being opened again. It is necessary to close down and re-open Unreal to get around this.
What was not tested
Running on x86-64. Wine 0.9.9-0ubuntu2 in a 32-bit chroot. nVidia GeForce FX 5900XT (NV 35) with nVidia GLX. In Dapper (well, the only thing I tested it on), gnome-panel got in the way of a good fullscreen. To resolve this, run gdmflexiserver from any console in X. This will bring up a new login screen on vt8 which you can log into in 'failsafe console' mode, which will give you a window manager-less, gnome-less console on an X background; perfect for fullscreen. The in-game speed often ran about 1.5 - 2x faster than I was accustomed to in the Windows version, I'm not saying framerate, I'm saying PLAY rate, speed of jumping, moving, AI, etc. This fluctuated wildly for a while, until I got the sense to shut off powernowd (this is an Athlon64). This made the speedup constant, so the values the game was getting were still wrong. Setting the maximum framerate limit to 100 FPS in the OpenGL setup, and the framerate to 60 made it run like I remember back in Windows95 on the Pentium 200, except now smoothly at any resolution and with full graphics detail. Works beautifully with just this little bit of tweaking.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware 13.37||Jun 21 2011||1.3.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.2||Dec 26 2010||1.3.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.1||Dec 14 2010||1.3.7||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maik Wagner|
|Show||openSUSE 11.1 x86_64||May 25 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Kirk|
|Show||Slackware 12.2||May 15 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|