SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

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The basic installation of "SpellForce - The Order of Dawn" from 2CD's before applying any patches from It's protected by SecuRom v4.88.00

Application Details:

Version: 1.01
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.4

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Free Download Demo version (331 Mb)

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installer. Rest is unknown, as the game won't install

What does not

Installer does not recognize the original CD, probably because of copy-protection scheme. See bug.


What was not tested

Installation, gameplay

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I have seen other comments that rated it gold. I tried those versions as well, but can't get the application installed. Any tips would be appreciated.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20131.7.4No Not installable GarbageFrans Kool 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 18 20111.3.14Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20091.1.12Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 25 20081.1.1No Not installable GarbageFrans Kool 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 14 20081.0-rc1No Not installable GarbageFrans Kool 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27668 SecuROM 4.x/5.x: SpellForce won't recognize original CD during install/play ('IoGetDeviceObjectPointer' needs to return real device/driver object for '\\Device\\CdRom0') NEW View

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Installation question
by Frans Kool on Tuesday January 27th 2009, 4:51

I just wanted to know how anyone is able to install this game. I have the official install CDs, but after trying to install the game I get a warning window telling me "Incompatible system configuration" and after that a window stating that the CD failed the authenticity check.

Is there some way around this to get the game installed (other than installing on Windows and copying to Linux)?
If so, please enlighten me.

RE: Installation question
by Vit Hrachovy on Tuesday January 27th 2009, 5:41
Hi Frans,
I got no problems installing Platinum 1.52 edition of Spellforce from DVD using older Wine (something around 0.9.59 and 1.1.4). There were some problems in installer code in Wine for recent builds 1.1.10, 1.1.11 and 1.1.12. Please try downgrading Wine and install again.

It may be also the game version difference (different copy protection scheme used), for which I have no workaround, sorry. You can set Windows version to Win98 in winecfg to override Safedisc-like protection.