Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

Official demo, downloadable at Spellbound site.

Application Details:

Version: Demo .1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.5

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Test Results

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What works

Starting the "Santa Clara" demo level;

The cutscene at the beggining;

Regular Gameplay;

Quick-Saves (F5) and Quick-Loads (F8) during gameplay.

What does not

Loading the Quicksave or any regular save from the demo level on the "Load Game" in main menu (loading them boots the player right into the first mission).


What was not tested

Finishing the demo mission.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

So, how does one play the demo level with everything working fine and such? Unfortunately, the 1.01 Patch for Desperados works only on the Retail version, so the DEMO can't run well as it's retail counterpart. So, here's what you'll need for playing the demo: 1. Install Desperados FULL VERSION (Original Disc -- GOG version wasn't tested) 2. Install the 1.01 patch (found here: 3. Replace the msadp32.acm file on /YOURUSERNAME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system_32/ with one from a windows install disc or with this one: 4. Open Wine Configurations and in the tab "Libraries" choose msadp32.acm and click "Add" then "Edit" then mark "Windows(Native)" and press ok and apply. Ok, now you're running the Retail Desperados fine, but what about the DEMO? 5. Download this .zip file made by yours truly: 6. Extract the and copy and paste it on your Desperados folder (/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Infogrames/Desperados/Game/). Allow it to overwrite any existing file while copying! 7. Now you have the demo data ready to be played on the retail Desperados. But if you're playing with the Desperados disc, you will have to use a no-cd crack in order to be able to play the demo level (Wine will crash if you don't, since the game will try to check if the Demo level is on the original Desperados disc!). So download this file: and put it on /Infogrames/Desperados/Game/ instead of the original game.exe. 8. Now you can play the demo level! It will replace Mission 7 (the Kate tutorial), the mission's title will be "Santa Clara Shootout". Bear in mind however that the DEMO mission never had anything to do with the main storyline of the game, so imagine it as a John Cooper's flashback on some random bounty hunt some time ago. 9. Enjoy!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware -currentJun 07 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 10 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 16 20141.7.22Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 14 20121.4No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 08 20111.3.13Yes Yes BronzeTomin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39513 Desperados: input lag after resuming from pause NEW View

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