The game works perfecly. You just have to put cd in the first drive and be sure to mark it as cd-rom in winecfg.
What does not
There are some problems with DirectPlay.
The only problem is with multiplayer. Here is an instruction on how to make DirectPlay work: http://wiki.winehq.org/DirectPlayGames.
You will also need to install IPX. If for some reason you want/have to play using TCP/IP DirectPlay connection you will encounter one small problem. When on clients side popups a window for entering ip the mouse hangs and you are no longer able to continue.
So you have two options:
1) Set Linux box as server.
2) You may use this program which patches dpwsockx.dll to connect to specific ip without showing the popup.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 27 2012||1.5.4||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Lara Maia|
|Show||Slackware64 13.37||Apr 12 2012||1.4||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Lara Maia|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 16 2011||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 19 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Silver||kenjiru|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 22 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lara Maia|
Â1) Download .exe patch here: Knights And Merchants Linux Patch.exe Rename to .exe and put in the game folder 2) Install dosbox to run patch $ sudo apt-get install dosbox Â 3) Insert on dosbox config file (~/.dosbox/dosbox-x.xx.conf) this lines: mount c (path to your game folder)Â
c: KNIGHT~1.EXE 4) Save and run dosboxon terminal 5) Enter commands in this order y, enter, y, y, y 6) Close dosbox and play normally