Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

Version 1.01 is the latest version of Nexus - The Jupiter Incident. The North American retail version automatically installs version 1.01. The demo version is the same as the retail version except for the amount of gameplay. The demo contains only one mission.

Application Details:

Version: 1.01
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.13

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What works

Note: This game was installed using wine 0.9.10 that has been built from sources using the native build of gcc-4.1.0 .

The game comes with two discs. Every game I installed that had two discs had to be installed from the hard drive because of an error that wine produces when installation discs need to be changed. The contents of the first disc are placed in a folder on a hard drive and the remaining cab files of all other discs are placed in the same folder. During install, the cd key validation check is never run but the installation resumes and completes regardless. A problem occurs when you run the game but the cd key is not found. The fix for this was to run , browse to , and add the key there. Then Nexus runs without any more significant problems.

What does not

A problem occurs during any mission where trying to pull up the menu screen causes the game to error out. The error appears as a pop up with this message.

"DirectX operation failed.

File: game.cpp
Line: 1061

Expression: DS->CreateImageSurface(MINISHOTW, MINISHOTH, D3DFMT_DXT1, MiniShot)

Description: Not available

Another problem that occurs is the sound during the missions. The sound sounds really choppy and a lot of errors appear

Yet another problem is when exiting the game. When exiting the game, the desktop resolution isn't restored.

I've also tried running a multiplayer game. So far, I haven't been able to connect to the master server but I think this is just a firewall issue.


What was not tested

Changes in my firewall configuration. Not sure what else to test.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 28 20121.5.13Yes Yes PlatinumJoe Davison 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 29 20121.5.3N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 04 20111.3.32Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 01 20111.3.31Yes No GarbageKryton 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 28 20101.2-rc5No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
2272 Soldier of Fortune and Soldier of Fortune II have no sound CLOSED FIXED View
3695 [Nexus : The Jupiter Incident] : Parts of the Userinterface are rendered to small CLOSED FIXED View
4533 Half Life 2 fails to install [ MSI ] CLOSED FIXED View
40485 Nexus Localizer (Nexus: The Jupiter Incident) has wrong text orientation NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


The installer will take up the whole screen and won't give any status as to the installation progress. It's recommended to enable a virtual desktop under winecfg. Nexus requires at least a resolution of 1024 x 768.

There is currently a problem with how Wine handles cab files from multiple install discs. (Bug 4533) Nexus has two install discs with cab files in each of them. The cab files must be located in the same directory for the installer to work under Wine. The solution for this is to create a directory on your hard drive, copy all the contents of the first disc onto that directory, and then copy the remaining cab files that is found in the second disc onto the same directory.

Open a terminal session and cd into the directory which has all the contents from the Nexus install discs.

From here type the command .

From here, a wizard will appear which will guide you through the rest of the setup. Go through the wizard to install Nexus.


Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is protected using SafeDisc. Currently, Wine cannot run games off a cd that are protected using SafeDisc. A simple workaround would be to use no cd executables.

Download no cd executables and copy them over to the directory where Nexus was installed. The executables are called nexus_dx8.exe and nexus_dx9.exe. The no cd executables for Nexus 1.0 will also work for Nexus 1.01.

The CDs will no longer be needed. From here open a terminal session and cd into the directory where Nexus was installed.

Type in to play.


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