Out of box:
the game in default settings (sw rendering 640x480, no sound)
nearly everything, but just some times.
audio settings should be:
Use the ALSA Driver with:
DirectSound Hardware Acceleration: Emulation
Driver Emulation: Checked
should be run with:
padsp wine homeworld.exe /dsoundCoop /sw /safeGL
^ this means, that every time the game runs with default settings.
the resolution of screen should be set to 640x480 before starting (the easiest way is to run it two times (first time it crashes, bud leaves required resolution, second time it runs) or use xrandr
Some times the resolution can be changed, some times the engine can be switched to openGL. But not both and it's nearly impossible to play game with sound, openGL and resolution different from 640x480
cpu: core2duo 1.8G
card: intel 945GM (intel driver, hw acceleration on)
resolution: 1600x1200 (sometimes i run the game in this resolution:)
The behavior of start is very unpredictable. When I want to run it I nerly every time spend 10 minutes restarting it again and again until I got it working with sound in full resolution.
Then the game runs flawlessly. But just to restart and then another 10 minutes of playing.
No deterministic way (step-by-step) was discoveret.
It is interesting that graphic interfere with sound. Without sound any graphic mode runs ok. With sound it is roulete.
wine homeworld.exe /h
displays commandline options (take a look, some of them are really usefull)
What does not
Graphic settings. It looks like problems with mode switching (initializing).
When resolution is changed, there is pointer left for eternity (some times).
What was not tested
Internet play via. WON, local network game
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 28 2019||4.12.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||James Edmonds|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||May 24 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 13.2 x86_64||Dec 07 2014||1.7.32||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 12 "Lisa"||Jan 04 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||Brian Cesar|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nasra|