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Star Trek: Armada II

Armada II w/ patch

Application Details:

Version: 1.1
License:
URL: http://www.activision.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.40

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What works

The installer (the last part crashed, but I didn't seem to need whatever it was that it was trying to install after the game itself).

The main menu.

Instant action/single player with the videos at the start of each level.

Multiplayer probably would have worked if I'd had the patch downloaded and installed in order to play against other users with the patch installed (I remember this problem in Windows; I downloaded the patch and there were a lot more games available to join back then), but there were only two games available when I tried today and they both needed the patch. The game's menu allowed me to create a Gamespy account easily.

Sound worked, although the first time I tried an instant action I had to press Esc to be taken to the in-game menu from which sound squelched into life and was playing for the duration of the game.

Moving the mose to the edge of the screen allowed map scrolling.

What does not

I managed to crash the game twice by left-clicking on the mini-map. As a result, I have been unable to complete a game yet. The introductory videos at the very start of the game played, but they were very jumpy and only visible behind a veil of coloured bars (however, this is not really important - they can be skipped by pressing the Enter key - and the videos in the single player game worked perfectly). I found that while the objectives menu was open in single-player, the cursor was not visible, but it was easy enough to click on the menu's close button by moving the mouse out the bottom of the window and then moving it slowly upwards until the button is highlighted. The cursor reappears when the menu is closed.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer. As I mentioned above, I do not currently have the patch installed so I was unable to join either of the two available games.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Would have been platinum if not for the crashes when I clicked on the mini-map. It should also be noted that I tried the game twice, once with "Emulate a virtual desktop" checked and once without in the Wine configuration menu (this is my first time using Wine so I am not yet completely familiar with it). Also, "Allow the window manager to control the windows" was unchecked as I read on the Ubuntu forums that this was a good idea (it was checked by default). I recommend starting the game by running AUTORUN.EXE with Wine on the disk itself by right-clicking it and selecting the option to run it with Wine (this was the most successful method for me as it displays the main menu giving you the option to install and, later, to start the game).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20151.7.40Yes Yes SilverN. T. Crotser 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 22 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 08 20121.4Yes Yes SilverMPW 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 03 20111.3.34Yes Yes Silverejwaxx 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Feb 28 20111.3.14Yes Yes PlatinumBojan Antonović 

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HowTo / Notes

use winetricks vcrun6
As long as this dependency exists, according to http://appdb.winehq.org//help/?sTopic=maintainer_ratings rating can be at most gold, because vcrun6 is third party software.
WARNING
Please make sure to upgrade to the newest version of wine before playing this game. Star Trek Armada 2 is known to be playable under wine (>.9.50)

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