Distant Worlds: Universe GOG
Using the GOG version of Distant Worlds: Universe (setup_distant_worlds_universe_18.104.22.168.exe)
Game runs without any issues.
Able to create new galaxy, save and restore.
What does not
Distant Worlds Universe is hardcoded to use Internet Explorer & Windows Media Player. By default, these Windows are not included in a fresh Wine install
Game must be run in a WINEARCH=win32 environment, windows components (ie6, wmp9/wmp10) needed for DWU to run will not install in.
Used command-line winetricks to install the following winehq windows components:
wmp9 (broken and does not work under WINEARCH=32bit)
Also did a manual install of DirectX90c
What was not tested
The 32bit WINEPREFIX used to run Distant Worlds: Universe also has contains the following Wine windows components that appear to have been installed by GOG versions of Realms of Arkania 1 or Avernum 1 (2000 version).
|Fedora 36 x86_64
|Aug 08 2022
|Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Jun 18 2021