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.
Everything in single player mode. I've managed to play the game from the beginning till the end. All graphics settings were set to high. Gameplay works flawlessly. No problem with playing intro's, outros, etc.
What does not
Copy protection. In order to install the game contents of both CD's have to be copied into one directory and setup.exe has to be started from there. No-cd crack is also required to start the game. This is the only reason I'm rating it as golden.
What was not tested
I had some problems with playing the game using open source ati drivers. Missions work fine, but the game crashes during mission briefings. Also I've seen the game crashing several times due to some failing asserts in game code. From what I could find the same thing happens when playing Nexus under windows, so it's not a wine bug.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 28 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Joe Davison|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 29 2012||1.5.3||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 04 2011||1.3.32||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 01 2011||1.3.31||Yes||No||Garbage||Kryton|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 28 2010||1.2-rc5||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.