SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle

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Named "Tactical Game of the Year Edition".

Application Details:

Version: 2.1
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.12

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Selected Test Results

What works

Anything that does not trigger a video playing:

- Mission (Standard)

- Mission (Custom)

- Career (SWAT3  Tactical GOTY 10 Man Career)

- Options

What does not

Anything that triggers a video, including but not limited to:

- Career (SWAT3 CQB Original 5 Man Career)

- Mission (Standard) 'Education' tab

- RunTactics.exe


What was not tested

- Multi-Player

- Mods

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I installed the version of the game which already comes fully patched. When I tried to start the game normally I would get the infamous 'DirectX error DDERR_UNSUPPORTED' message and the game would crash. This is because the game's videos (including the opening cut-scene) use a very old (1996) Intel video codec that no-one supports any more and that cannot be installed in Wine. Here is the work-around to get things going: - Start a Linux terminal. - Type 'wineconsole cmd' without the quotes. This will open Wine's version of a Windows cmd terminal. - In the cmd terminal, type 'c:', then navigate to the directory where you installed the game. - Finally type 'swat.exe -nointro'. This will start the game without triggering the opening cut-scene. As long as you do not do anything to trigger a video you can play all the game's missions and the GOTY Career. Performance on my computer was excellent with a smooth frame-rate, no hiccups, bugs, or crashes (except if I triggered a video). If you are curious to view the videos, you can open them in most video players (VLC works for me).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Jul 15 20227.12Yes Yes YesGoldFudoAkira 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20151.7.34Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20131.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 31 20121.3.37Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 24 20111.3.20Yes No GarbageRaffaele 

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