Dark Colony

Dark Colony 1.0 + official 1.01 patch.

Application Details:

Version: 1.01
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.4

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What works

Installation, single player campaign, multiplayer (both with human and AI), loading and saving progress, encyclopedia.

Sound: I had to set 'Hardware acceleration' in winecfg to 'Emulation'. Works well.
Graphics: 8 bit mode works ok, cursor graphics weird, but usable.

The game seems to run well when Wine is set to Windows 2000 (hangs up under Win 95/98, works with lags under Win XP).

I run the game with an ISO images of compact discs of the game itself and the expansion pack. No problems at all. Of course the CD's work as well.

What does not

16 bit mode doesn't work - game runs very slowly... I wasn't patient enough to see anything more than the main menu

In-game videos stop after some time of playback, freezing up the game.


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Additional Comments

Although there are some minor issues, the game is still fully playable. The tested version was Dark Colony 1.0 + official 1.01 patch + Council Wars expansion pack. The hardware was a Compaq Armada m700 notebook.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 12 20121.5.4Yes Yes GoldKarl Smith 
CurrentSlackware 12.0Apr 03 20091.1.29Yes Yes GoldPJM 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 08 20081.0.0Yes Yes PlatinumPiotr 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 06 20080.9.52.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Apr 04 20060.9.10.Yes Yes GoldJonas 

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Please note that four old tests most likely refer to 1.0 version without the patch.


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