Steam version.

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Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.shadowgroundsgame.c...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.14-staging

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What works

In French :

J'ai pu jouer et terminer le jeu ! Donc, les sauvegardes et le chargement des parties, les graphismes, dans certaines conditions les améliorations des armes et les vidéos. Quelques Dll ne marchent pas, mais un autre sur ce site a déjà mis la solution pour ce jeu.

In English :

I have been able to play and finish the game ! So, saving and loading games, graphisms, some times I could upgrade my weapons, and videos. Some Dll doesn't work fine, but someone has already write the solution on this website.

What does not

In French :

 Quelques fois le fait d'améliorer les armes fait planter le jeu. On est obligé de sélectionner des modes d'affichages bien moins bons que sous Windows.

In English :

Some times when I wanted to upgrade my weapons, the game crashed. And it is impossible to use the same graphical options than under Windows.


What was not tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowAntergos x86_64Jul 26 20161.9.14-stagingYes Yes Platinummanero666 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20101.2-rc7Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 23 20070.9.53.Yes Yes GoldJames E Masters 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Running Shadowgrounds through Steam
HOW TO: Run Shadowgrounds through Steam


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:

"$HOME./wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/shadowgrounds/Shadowgrounds.exe"


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.


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