Installing, launching the game, playing, sound effects, music and saving.
What does not
Windowed mode, videos
What was not tested
I only played the first level, one test on minimum settings / no sound, one on maximum settings all around.
I'm not sure if more DLLs are required to get videos working
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Jul 26 2016||1.9.14-staging||Yes||Yes||Platinum||manero666|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 15 2010||1.2-rc7||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 23 2007||0.9.53.||Yes||Yes||Gold||James E Masters|
To get Shadowgrounds steam version working, first install Steam following the instructions on the appdb steam page here
Once steam is running properly download the game (or restore from backup). Now two DLLs will need to be supplied in order for Shadowgrounds to work:
The first is involved in coding/decoding windows media format files, and the second streams asf.
The best place to source these two files is from an install of Windows XP that has the latest service packs and security updates applied - they will be found in "%sysdir%/windows/system32/". They can be found online but old versions may not provide the necessary functionality for future updates of Shadowgrounds.
Place the DLLs into wine's windows system32 folder, default location of:
Now you can launch the game from from Steam.
If the game does not launch from steam (i.e. nothing happens), try to start it from a command line to check what error(s) are reported. The exe is located in:
wine start Shadowgrounds.exe
In a terminal from the above directory to start the game manually
- note the steam code won't allow the game to run standalone - if you get a message saying "Application error, Failed to find Steam." then Shadowgrounds' dependencies are met and this is normal behaviour under proprietary windows - now launch it from steam to start the game.
The Shadowgrounds configuration tool can be started from the same location with
wine start ShadowgroundsLauncher.exe
If you receive an error in the form "Application error, The procedure * could not be located in the DLL storm3dv2.dll" then the version of wmvcore.dll being called by storm3dv2.dll is too old for the release of Shadowgrounds you are trying to run.
Please report your test results whatever they were, thanks!