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Version: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc2

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What works

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.

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Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Feb 04 20121.4-rc2Yes No Garbagerobin van ee 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 21 20111.3.20Yes Yes PlatinumAlex M 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20091.1.18Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20070.9.50.Yes Yes SilverDaniel 
ShowUbuntu 5.10 "Breezy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 28 20060.9.12.Yes No GarbageGerry Cherry 

Known Bugs

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

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