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This is an independently developed standalone strategy game, inspired by on Panzer General II and the 5-Star General series originally published by SSI.  The rules set is based on those games, but the code is entirely original.  There is still some content available based on the original games published by SSI, but most of it is also original and the work of various contributors.

The game engine itself was originally developed as a platform for modders so that anyone can contribute content.  As of the date of this submission the game is still under active development, and there is a great deal of custom content available for it, including WWI and WWII campaigns, ancient and fantasy campaigns, and much more.

Application Details:

License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc2-staging

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What works

Everything works. The rendered graphics look a bit small in a 1920x1080 screen.

What does not

It reliably crashes after an hour or so of playing. Smells like a memory leak. It isn't related to functionality, as it is possible to restart the game using the autosave file and continue from the point it crashed.


What was not tested

I did not test creation of new scenarios.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 35 x86_64Jan 01 20227.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeDaniel Vianna 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Jan 01 20226.18Yes Yes YesSilverOwen Stairs 

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HowTo / Notes

wine preloader

There are two packages that improve the running of just about any application under wine. With Open General they eliminate a specific class of errors related to reserved memory locations. You can install them on Debian using the following command:

sudo apt install wine32-preloader wine64-preloader


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by Owen Stairs on Saturday January 1st 2022, 14:59
I run this version of Open General on wine 5.0.3, Debian bullseye, for hours at a time, with 0 crashes.
RE: Crashes
by Daniel Vianna on Sunday January 30th 2022, 12:54
What workaround did you use?
RE: Crashes
by Owen Stairs on Sunday January 30th 2022, 13:27

I believe that details what I do to get Open General running. I use Lutris as a launcher, but the wine version is the Debian Bullseye system version. I do know I wasn't able to run Open General with any of the patched Lutris versions.