Playing SWAT4 over LAN, including the Stetchkov Syndicate Expansion
What does not
Install from CD does not work, because the installer does not find the second CD when inserted.
My workaround: Copy all the data from the two CDs into one folder on your hard disk. Then install from that folder using wine 1.1.34. The installer will crash after having installed, but it did install. The patch to version 1.1 and the Stetchkov Syndicate Expansion can be installed from CD directly using wine 1.1.34.
In some versions of wine, sometimes, one can not turn around because the cursor hits the edge of the screen. Doing a right click lets you turn further. But in wine 1.4 this problem did not occur for me.
When starting SWAT, i was told sometimes to insert an original CD instead of a copy, though my CD was original. For the Stetchkov Syndicate Expansion however this message has never shown up.
What was not tested
only playing coop and training mode was tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 15 2019||4.19-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||David Seward|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jun 05 2017||2.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||Gero45|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||May 01 2017||2.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||David|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 03 2017||2.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Gold||DJ|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 18 2014||1.7.12||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1410||Mouse always Recentered||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6943||SWAT4 and Hidden and Dangerous 2 installers fail||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6971||Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8723||SWAT4 install fails on fdi_decomp PFDI_OPEN returned zero||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8848||SWAT4 Areas that should be in shadow and people are rendered solid black||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11584||Multiple games crash with stack overflow error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11779||Recent kernel32 patch breaks CD checks and copy protection||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14440||SWAT4: Severe graphics glitches||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19715||SWAT 4 Freezes, loses mouse focus, crashes.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|19716||SWAT 4 does not save data properly||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33570||SWAT 4: Mouse Escapes Wine environment in full screen or windowed mode||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
You can use the Lutris script if you don't want to go through the hassle of setting up your own Wine Prefix for the software. It assumes the GOG version, but I'm sure it works with any version.