-> Changing settings (in game);
-> Windowed mode (even with KDE4 3D desktop effects);
What does not
-> Full screen mode (see "Extra comments" box);
What was not tested
-> Installation (just copied file already installed on a Windows partition);
The game runs very smoothly in windowed mode (even if KDE4's 3D desktop effects are enabled). There are problems with full screen mode since it does not support resolutions higher than 1024x768, the game freeze and the desktop resolution fall to 800x600 or 1024x768. You have to kill the process and restore correct resolution manually. I give it Platinum, since the full screen freeze is the only problem i've found and it is easily addressable using winecfg and selecting windowed mode. My hardware configuration: Intel Core i5 at 2.67 Ghz with 8 GB of RAM and ATI HD5830 as video card (drivers: fglrx version 14.10.1006-1-x86_64).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jan 24 2021||5.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||K1773R|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 25 2015||1.8||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||u312302109381290|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"||Apr 16 2015||1.7.40||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Daisy|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 13 2015||1.7.36||Yes||Yes||Platinum||u312302109381290|
|Show||elementary OS Freya Beta||Aug 13 2014||1.7.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||TicTac7x|
To get multiplayer working, use winetricks:
$ winetricks directplay
NOTE: The host should leave the game last, otherwise it will hang for the other players when they try to leave.
This should work for any app, if you have Intel + AMD or AMD + AMD with open source drivers.
If you have laptop with hybrid graphics cards. You can launch game with command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
In case of using command, you get swich to powerful graphics card and disable vsync for more FPS.
If you have Mesa drivers 17.x.x or more, you can use this command:
env DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 wine ~/path/to/your/exe/file
Last command is most best in performance that you can get in this moment, you can use it for any wine application that you need. But argument mesa_glthread=true may not always work, so if your app crash, remove it.
For Steam users, you can set environment variable of any applications in properties.
DRI_PRIME=1 mesa_glthread=true vblank_mode=0 %command%
(It will work only with native Steam for Linux) For Wine, you have to start Steam or game with those arguments