Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel

The full game, with all the levels.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works fine.

The depth of X server must be set to 16 bits before launching the app. If not, the following message will appear :
fixme:xrandr:X11DRV_XRandR_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 32 to 16
and the game will be in black&white, and slower.

The animation of the beginning play, but that's all. I didn't manage to reach the menu or play the game.

What does not

The transition from the introduction video to the menu.

There's a lot of dsound errors :
fixme:dsound:DSOUND_MixOne problem with underrun detection (mixlen=35328 < primary_done=49392)
and logging it make the game a little bit slower. I tried to use native dsound.dll, but then I got the following message :
"Cannot initialize FMOD. Sound will be turned off".

During the animation, if I press Echap to skip it an go to the menu, I get a ddraw error :
fixme:ddraw:DIB_DirectDrawSurface_Blt Can't handle DDBLT_WAIT flag right now.
the picture freeze, as if screen wasn't updated, but sound continues, with new errors :
err:dsound:DSOUND_MixOne underrun on sound buffer 0x7fd4be40

Then I have to kill the game.


What was not tested

The game itself as I didn't even reach the menu.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20172.9Yes Yes GoldPowaBanga 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"Feb 01 20161.9.2Yes Yes PlatinumTranslator5 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Jul 23 20111.3.25Yes No GarbageRosanne 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia"Jul 22 20111.2.3Yes No GarbageKojirou Sugihara 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20141.0.1Yes Yes BronzePowaBanga 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


To get Blip & Blop run, the default wine configuration is just fine. The only thing to do is to change the color depth of X server to 16 bits. To do so, you can just edit the X configuration file (e.g. /etc/X11/xorg.conf), search for the line containing DefaultDepth and change it to look like this :

DefaultDepth 16

Then restart the X server (logout or just press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, and login), launch Blip & Blop with wine and enjoy !