CD retail version and all official patches.
This entry is for Ubisoft and GOG.com versions as well.
Please specify which one was tested.
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.3.16|
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Everything except movies.
What does not
Black screen in movies (audio only).
What was not tested
Later parts of the game.
Choose hardware mode in Might and Magic 7 configuration facility.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 14||Apr 05 2011||1.3.16||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Thibault Meyer|
|Show||Arch Linux||Aug 30 2010||1.3.1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux||Aug 30 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 23 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jul 15 2010||1.2-rc7||N/A||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
Playing in windowed mode is possible by using a virtual Wine desktop. Just set it in winecfg under Graphics tab. The desktop can be of any size.
The built-in solution of this game doesn't usually work, and the virtual desktop solution is also much more stable.
Built-in functionality can be used to play without a CD. Just download this file and put it in the folder you installed your game in. Note that the fan patch provides a different solution for this which is enabled by default.
There is an unofficial patch fixing many issues and adding additional functionality. The link for it is under available in the fanpatch version in AppDB.
Hardware vs. software rendering
Hardware rendering works in general better under Wine, however netbooks
(or similarly weak machines) have trouble coping with it - the game will work, but you might experience lower performance at times. Recent Wine versions seem to work well with both however.