Frontier: First Encounters

A direct 3d engine remake of first encounters, an improvement over the previous directx engine.

Application Details:

Version: FFED3D
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

The game starts, able to interact with it, leave the planet and go exploring. So functionally everything works that I can see. 

What does not


What was not tested

Actually doing everything gameplay wise, but tested that everything expected is working. Simple interface. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

There are lots of errors in the console and crashes on exit, but probably so far the only way to actually play this game on Linux. 

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20205.5-stagingN/A Yes NoSilverMaquis196 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


So this game is from 1995 and has multiple versions;

1. Original DOS - best played in PCEM, Dosbox with mixed results for the latter

2. JJFFE - original reversed engineered copy that used SDL, worked on Linux and Windows. Hard to find these copies and the Linux binary has same issues as Loki games, needs old libraries.

3. GLFFE - OpenGL improvement of JJFFE, will be tested on Linux soon

4. FFED3D - Direct 3D version of GLFFE that made some improvements. Version tested. 

5. FFED3DAJ - The current "being worked on" version that has taken FFED3D and improved it further, with new textures and stability. Will be tested but currently not working