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Homeworld

Homeworld's epic tale begins in the far reaches of the universe. You were the benign lords of a peaceful society located in the center of a lush spiral galaxy. For as long as anyone could remember, no one challenged your peaceful existence. But then came the conquerors, invading with the sole purpose of overtaking your world. Billions died, and the survivors were relocated to a cold, lifeless planet on the edge of the galaxy. Hundreds of years later, all knowledge of your previous existence has been lost. Only vague myths remain, until the discovery of an ancient tablet buried within the ruins of a half-destroyed craft in the great-banded desert. This Guidestone reawakened the knowledge of your ancestry, and set your race on the path home - coordinates leading straight into the heart of the galaxy. Sixty years ago, construction began on the giant Mothership that will carry millions of your people into deep space. Construction is now complete. Your journey to the Homeworld begins here...

Application Details:

Version: 1.05
License:
URL: http://homeworld.sierra.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.12.1

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What works

Installation.

The games runs in Software rendering mode.  

What does not

Initially there was terrible crackling in the sound. I had to disable the pulse audio component in my sound setup to get the sound to work normally.

I am unable to get the video to change from 640x480 software rendering mode. When I try to modify it the game crashes and then several processes relating to wine have to be shutdown before I can start it up.  

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer game was not tested. 

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

I am going to work on the video modes to see if I can get it to use openGL.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20194.12.1Yes Yes YesGoldJames Edmonds 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"May 24 20151.7.38Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Dec 07 20141.7.32Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 12 "Lisa"Jan 04 20131.5.21Yes Yes GoldBrian Cesar 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20121.5.1Yes Yes GoldNasra 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6975 Regression: Baldur's Gate II doesn't redraw interface CLOSED FIXED View
11802 Homeworld: sound broken usually CLOSED FIXED View
11986 Homeworld crashes at startup. CLOSED FIXED View
23714 Homeworld : Can't change resolution NEW View
24762 Homeworld 1.05 installer breaks CLOSED FIXED View
24766 Homeworld 1.05 crashes after startup CLOSED ABANDONED View
38763 Homeworld hangs when changing screen resolution or switching renderer NEW View

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