Install - Works out of the box, requires no additional software.
CD - Requires CD to be in drive to run, but does not load any data from it, so it can be removed once the game has started.
Startup - Plays an intro movie (which is a video, it does not use an in-game engine) and switches to the video mode that will be used in-game. Works out of the box.
Graphics engine - Once noticed coronas (glow effects) not being correctly occluded by objects, but otherwise perfect, including cutscenes, collision detection, character animations etc.
Sound - Yes, there is sound. Oni was once famous for only being able to run without sound - this is not the case anymore. Intro movie plays fine and there is background music in menu. In-game sound works partially.
Virtual desktop - It was used for testing only. The game does not support running in a window, so this can be emulated by running it in a virtual desktop.
Shutdown - Correctly switches to desktop video mode. Does not crash anything.
What does not
Crashes if selected sound driver is ALSA and DirectSound hardware acceleration is set to anything but Emulation. With OSS it does not crash and DirectSound hardware acceleration setting makes no difference. Choosing OSS also reduces the number of in-game sound errors (read below).
In-game sound only works partially. Background music is played, but many some effects are either missing (footsteps, beating bad guys), or distorted (gunshots of some weapons).
Speech tends to be cut of at the end of the sentence, so if character says something short (like "OK") you may not hear it at all, so you will want to turn on subtitles.
I also experience great slowdowns when there are a lot of sound events going on (a couple of guys testing their guns on me), but this may be non-issue on more powerful machine.
What was not tested
Copy protection â€“ Only tried running with original pressed CD in the drive. Did not try to mount an image or make a copy of a CD, but as far as I know the game has no crazy CD protection. No data is read from the CD, it is only needed to verify that you own the game.
The actual (Linux kernel) driver on this machine is ALSA. Kernel is vanilla 2.6.15 with dyn-ticks patch. A Russian version of Oni was tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware64 14.1||Mar 09 2015||1.7.33||Yes||Yes||Gold||Stefano Guidoni|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 13 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Apr 22 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"||May 04 2011||1.3.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Slackware64 13.1||Jan 03 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Stefano Guidoni|
There are multiple known issues with running Oni on some systems (mostly with recent NVIDIA cards) and it is not officially supported on modern hardware. Major problems: