What does not
What was not tested
Multiplayer (requires "winetricks directplay")
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 27 2015||1.7.55||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Adrian Kalla|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 08 2015||1.7.54||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Adrian Kalla|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2015||1.7.34||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Adrian Kalla|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 05 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Adrian Kalla|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0 x86_64||May 24 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adrian Kalla|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|421||Implement a DIB engine||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|1410||Mouse always Recentered||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|7129||dinput: second mouse device not supported (scroll the map in settlers 3)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7830||Settlers 3 does not run in fullscreen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32478||The Settlers III heavy performance issue on multicore cpus||NEW||View|
|38169||The Settlers 3 eats a full CPU core, even on a Intel Core i7||UNCONFIRMED||View|
The Settlers 3 works without major issues with all the current Wine versions.
Below is a list of versions with known major problems:
This game requires much more processing power than it should, so unless you are using a relatively fast computer, it may run slowly (Bug 32478).
The used graphics card may also be of importance here: with NVIDIA (binary driver) the game is the fastest on Linux, with INTEL the slowest.
A workaround which makes at least the lag occurring every few seconds go away, is to start Settlers 3 on 1 CPU only with:
taskset -c 0 wine S3.EXE
If you want to play online using the aLobby, you have to start the aLobby the same way:
taskset -c 0 wine alobby.exe
Wine 1.7 packages from the ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa <1.7.34 are affected by the following bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/wine/+bug/1393196. Because of that it is *strongly* recommended, to update to 1.7.34 or newer, when using that PPA.
Wine packages from other sources and self-compiled builds from the official Wine sources are not affected by this bug. Wine versions <= 1.6.2 Ubuntu packages are also not affected.