I launch DOD Source from the interface of Steam. Steam is launched with the command :
WINEPREFIX="/home/vouf/.wine" WINEDEBUG=-all wine "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe"
DoD Source work very good with Hardware Directx 8.1 and software Directx 9.0 with a 1280x1024 display. To get good fps and picture without defects, you must set this parameters in the video game option :
Detail of Shade must be to "Low" else white square appear and disappear randomly.
Detail of texture must be to "Middle" else there is problems with reflections (for example in map's anzio, with re-spawn American, the beach is reflected on the sky.
Detail of picture must be to "Middle" else there is sometimes problem of colours.
I play this game with OSS. Microphone works good. To getter a better sound select in audio settings of winecfg to 44100 Khz and 16 bits .
What does not
When teamspeak is launched, there is no sound in DOD Source.
Sometimes, a error message appears when you try to launch the game "SteamStartup() : SteamStartup (0xf,0x0034E064) failed with error 1 : the registry is in use by another process, timeout expired" . Close steam, create a file with "touch shortscut.dat " in the directory of steam " and rexecute it.
What was not tested
- Sound with Alsa
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||Jul 29 2012||1.5.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||hawake|
|Show||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||May 12 2012||1.5.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gavin|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 25 2011||1.3.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Sicchia Didier|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3||Aug 15 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||SauBAER|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 08 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
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So some things I've noticed that you need to get Day of Defeat to run better are:
Q: It seems that dod source works once steam as been installed as it is
said in the steam section. But once dod is launched, steam stays in
focus and obstruct the screen. When I try to lower the steam window,
everything freezes and I must reboot the PC, the keyboard is not
Whats going on?
A: One of the known bugs with steam is that it always is on top and cannot be minimized, or else the system crashes. So if the steam window is still on your screen when you start your game, simply X out of it instead of trying to minimize it.