Warlords III: Darklords Rising

Release version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

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Test Results

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What works

As a continuation from my previous post. I've upgraded to Wine 1.1.5 to see if there was any improvement, and no, it doesn't. Playing a game requires you to do the ALT-SPACE or ALT-TAB multiple times before you can click on a character, MOVE a character, and advance turns. I was able to play 2 turns of the game before it finally locked up.

What does not

When it finally allows you to move a character, the graphical cursor will disappear. The cursor is active because you can roll over some of the graphical buttons, but you can't see where you are clicking on the map so you can't tell where you will end up. After a bit of doing this with 2 turns taking about 15 minutes, it completely locked up and I had to get to a terminal window and kill the wine process. I decided it was completely and utterly unplayable. So, I am changing my rating to garbage. The computer playing against itself is a much smoother experience... I should have playtested a little further before the last writeup.


What was not tested

Again, multiplayer and any network based gameplay.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

This is a classic game and I would love to see it work. I even have trouble getting this running on Windows XP, though. So it's probably just about at the very end of its life.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 03 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint DebianFeb 04 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowZenwalk 7.0Feb 22 20121.4-rc1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20081.1.5Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20081.1.0N/A Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4173 Slowness and corruption in old DirectDraw game: Warlords 3 CLOSED FIXED View
4487 SMP: C&C and Red Alert stop redrawing at random times NEW View
25161 Warlords III demo: mouse clicks don't register in the main game CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

The game does not run correctly on SMP PCs (more than one CPU core or HyperThreading enabled); HyperThreading can be disabled in the BIOS setup.