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Soldat

Soldat is a unique side-view multiplayer action shooter game. It takes the best from games like Liero, Worms, Quake and Counter-Strike and gives you fast action gameplay with tons of blood and flesh. Soldiers fight against each other on 2D battle arenas using a deadly military arsenal.

Free to download, or you can register for $9 to get a couple extras.

Application Details:

Version: 1.3.x
License: Shareware
URL: http://www.soldat.pl/
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.44.

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What works

Installation works fine. Game is playable both online and offline. Sound is reported to work but I didn't mess with it too much.

What does not

Setting up the controls. Textures and some sprites not visibile. Text is still garbled.

Problems are still the same from version 1.3 It runs with and without the virtual window but still spits a lot of fixme messages to the console: fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_SetRenderState (0x7fd73c00)->(164,1065353216) not handled yet fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_SetRenderState (0x7fd73c00)->(164,1) not handled yet The problems from version 1.3 are still the same. If sound is not correctly set you get errors when the game starts and the menus are all garbled. Disabling sound makes the game work. Text is still garbled. Interface for setting controls is still glitchy and unusable. Best thing to do here is setup the controls in Windows and copy/paste the settings. For me the textures were not showing up in the game. The sprites like health boxes and grenade boxes were not visible too. Take a look at these screenshots: http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6572/soldatwine18ta.jpg http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/4440/soldatwine22jn.jpg

Workarounds

What was not tested

Hosting online games.

Hardware tested

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  • GPU:
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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowopenSUSE 10.2 x86_64Aug 31 20070.9.44.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20070.9.35.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20070.9.35.Yes Yes PlatinumBrian 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Apr 06 20070.9.34.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 03 20070.9.33.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14592 Soldat Performance Spikes NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Soldat should install and run correctly using the latest version of Wine (which, at the time of writing, is 0.9.19).

1. You probably wanna head on over to the Soldat site to download it.

2. Then unzip the setup into your home folder, pop into a terminal and do your "wine soldat131.exe"

3. Install it like normal.

That's it, you're done! 

Once installation is complete you may want to use the Setup to configure Soldat to work a little better.

Tips:

  • Graphics - You may want to disable fullscreen and antialiasing, and maybe use 16 bitrate until you see that Soldat works correctly
  • Sound - Soldat may start up with an access violation. This is usually caused by a funky sound setting. First set your sound to ALSA in winecfg. You may also want to try different things under the "Sound Output Type" section in the Soldat Config, and if none of those configurations work, you can just disable sound under "Sound Driver List"
  • Performance - Particles on screen can be lessened to increase framerate. Disabling "Render Smooth Polygons" seems to speed up some things as well.
  • Network and More - changing settings in here had no difference on my game.

Soldat should be started with the following command, as without it, Soldat will spit many FIXME errors:

WINEDBUG=-all wine 'C:\Soldat\Soldat.exe'

Once you're ingame, everything should work. However, it should be noted that you can't play if you are running XGL.

AS OF WINE 0.9.35, Soldat text works! Now rated Platinum!

However, using an older version of Wine, you may noticed that text is garbled. There are 3 known workaround for this:

(1). Run "regedit" in a terminal, go into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine -> X11 Driver section. If there isn't an "X11 Driver" section, just create a new key on the "Wine" folder. After you are in the "X11 Driver" key, you need to create 4 strings values, with names:
ClientSideAntiAliasWithCore
ClientSideAntiAliasWithRender
ClientSideWithCore
ClientSideWithRender

and have them all set to N. This will make Soldat render the fonts differently or something, and can look really ugly, but they are all readable.

(2) Replace the fonts in the Soldat directory:

cd [gamedir]
cp /var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts/FreeSans.ttf lucon.ttf
cp /var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts/FreeSans.ttf bgothl.ttf

Or find whatever font you want, instead of the FreeSans used here.

(3). Use this little hack here...

(4). Deleting the 2 fonts (lucon and bgothl.ttf) were reported to work as well.

There is 1 bug left, with changing the controls from the defaults. Just copy-pasting what was said for the 1.3 version:

"The interface for setting controls is glitchy - you click on the button and sometimes where it would normally ask you to press a key it just says 'Key OK'. However, you can edit the [CONTROLS] section of soldat.ini - you need to enter scancodes. But not actual scancodes... they must go through a level of translation through linux/wine or this section wouldn't be so complicated. There's a nice image of scancodes at barcodeman.com BUT you need to subtract 1 from those numbers, or 2 for the bottom row. Eg, I have 'e' as right, 'o' as crouch and ',' as jump, so I put 'Right=18', 'Crouch=24' and 'Jump=51' into my soldat.ini (I use a dvorak layout so that's not as retarded as it sounds)."

Also, it seems this input bug still rears its head at times. Mouse and Keyboard seem to not work at times. A reported fix for it is to type: wineprefixcreate

ALTERNATE WINE INSTALL:

Sometimes WINE doesn't seem to work right, so I've had a GIT version of it lying around for testing, but it also serves as a more rreliable backup for when something goes wrong in my current system install. To use a GIT version of WINE, please read this wiki page. The following are mainly Ubuntu instructions:

1. sudo apt-get install git git-core

2. Try getting your GIT version of WINE:

git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git
cd wine-git

Note: You may get some error message that begins with: "git, the filemanager with GNU Interactive Tools, is now called gitfm." If you do, then you should run, as it says: "update-alternatives --config git" and there should be 2 options now, the second probably being that git-core you downloaded. If can't get git-core, there is another one called cotigo, in which case you can install, select that one, and swap the first command above for a: "cg clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git".

3. "sudo apt-get build-dep wine", that way you get all the dependencies you need to compile WINE,

4. "./configure && make clean && make depend && make", to build your GIT WINE :)

There are a lot of things you can do in GIT, like regression testing, setting WINE to specific versions, or just update to get the very latest WINE, but you'd probably want to read through the wiki linked above for more info.


Wine 0.9+

Something to mention, is that the 4869 bug only seems to occur in versions of Wine 0.9.1 through 0.9.17. 0.9.18 does NOT work with Soldat, and 0.9.19 has fixed the bug, but had a new input bug when installed on Dapper. Bug was marked invalid, but be wary incase it does come up.

WARNING

Soldat does NOT startup in Wine 0.9.18.

Soldat MIGHT NOT function properly if running XGL. I currently run Ubuntu Edgy with Beryl (using built-in AIGLX, not XGL) and it DOES work. Your results may vary.

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