Graphics, sound, multiplayer, mouse, menus, almost everything works very well with wine 0.9.19.
What does not
Movies - but they are not very interesting though and the black screen that appears when trying to play movies can be avoided by pressing esc.
What was not tested
I`m hesitatant to give higher rating because i tested it only on my machine. However if someone can confirm my results the game can receive a gold rating. As i said everything works fine except movies. There is some to say though - in the latest original version of the game - v.1.1 there are some grafical artifacts (for example to photon torpedoes don`t look as they should and i suspect there are problems with some of the models of the ships) but after some mods like NanoFX are installed the game looks as good as in Windows and is perfectly playable. I don`t consider this a problem because the game by itself is nothing much and it is the mods that makes it so interesting. Except this most internet games are mods. The one particularly popular is Kobayashi Maru. My advice is to install the game with wine (the installer works), then to patch it (the patch also works) and then to install the latest version of Kobayashi Maru (with this mod you can find an internet game to join most of the time). Set up in this way the game is perfectly playable. Here are some links: http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/ - a lot of mods for Star Trek Bridge commander. I recommend that you install Kobayashi Maru - it is a mod pack which kotains many other mods, adds many starships, and some new functionalities to the game http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/file/Bridge_Commander_Patch;2374 - Bridge Commander Patch 1.1 http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/file/Kobayashi_Maru_MPQB_Mod_Pack;48457 - Kobayashi Maru mod pack v0.9 http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/file/Kobayashi_Maru_Patch;52278 - Kobayshi Maru patch 0.9.1
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 24 2017||2.0.1||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Bruno Oliveira|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 07 2014||1.7.32||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya"||May 15 2014||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 30 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||SpoonyM|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Dec 24 2011||1.3.35||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
This section is mainly focused for unmodded Bridge Commander
If you wish to add test data or performance tweaks about mods of Bridge Commander please report it here
When reporting a test result please add your video card and driver version, thank you.
Because of driver problems, Intel video cards which are commonly used in Laptops will be too slow for this game.
Nvidia cards with the closed source driver are working fine.
If you have problems with Sound try the set Audio Quality to High: For this open options.cfg in a Text editor and change
ProviderReserveList=LowQualitySoftware to ProviderReserveList=HighQualitySoftware
Kobayashi Maru users can change this under Game Options.
Installing Bridge Commander
Bridge Commander installs without problems from original disc.
Updating to version 1.1
Bridge Commander installs without problems running the executable patch through wine.
1. You may need a fixed exe
2. Fastest way to test if game is working is through Quickbattle. Load the game, configure it and test 3d with the Quickbattle Button.
3. If you run this game from a vfat drive, I highly recommend to use the mount option shortname=winnt. Else BCs internal Python interpreter can run into a lot trouble with case sensitivity of files.Black screen on start may be caused by this.