Installation, gameplay, minus a couple of fairly minor issues regarding text display.
What does not
Some of the in game text is displayed incorrectly. There is code displayed which appears to be to do with Microsoft XML, after which the actual text is displayed. Also, a dll override is required to play without crashing. The text is mostly to do with items in the game inventory, and some other ingame text. Also when trading, with item descriptions, Most other text is unaffected.
Msvcrt.dll is needed, from a WIndows partition or downloaded via google. You must use winecfg to add a dll override. After putting the dll file in your wine c_drive/windows/system32, you must go to the libraries tab and add Msvcrt to the native libraries section.
What was not tested
Nothing that I know of.
Once the demo has been run, you will see a black screen. You need to press escape several times in order to get to the game screen, Under Linux Mint (equivalent to Ubuntu 7.10) with the same version of wine, there was no problem launching the demo. If you do not add the dll override, the demo will crash after pressing escape.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Feb 04 2012||1.4-rc2||Yes||No||Garbage||robin van ee|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 21 2011||1.3.20||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Alex M|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 31 2009||1.1.18||Yes||No||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 17 2007||0.9.50.||Yes||Yes||Silver||Daniel|
|Show||Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 28 2006||0.9.12.||Yes||No||Garbage||Gerry Cherry|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3853||Freelancer: music hangs||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40336||Freelancer: Background Texture for in-game "NavMap" spreads across entire screen (Intel only)||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|46072||Freelancer: Stutter when new NPC ships spawn||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|46845||Freelancer: character glitches in cutscenes after loading a saved game||CLOSED||FIXED||View|