Installation, Play, Sound with OSS driver (perfect).
What does not
Sound with ALSA driver. The underrun problem is still existed, no improvement. When try to play Multiplayer game, wine will pop such a message"dplay:DP_IF_InitializeConnection Unable to load service provider". I don't know how to do.
What was not tested
sound with other drivers.
Now Heroes3 can run perfectly in single mode under wine-0.9.6. But Multiple player game is still not playable.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2013||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||Marc Mettke|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 05 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 13||Oct 18 2010||1.3.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Brilguaz|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 05 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jun 13 2009||1.1.23||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nicolarius|
To get multiplayer working, you need native directplay dlls. The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected. However with the latest dplay from DirectX 9.0c multiplayer is (almost - see note for details) flawless.
In the wine wiki is described how to get native direct play dlls.
Personally I would recommend using winetricks directplay which installs dplay dlls and sets overwrite in winecfg, however you may choose do install manually those files in which case you need to:
You can now play Heroes 3 in HD, utilizing the full size of your screen, thanks to Heroes3HD mod. It doesn't change anything gameplay wise.
With recent Wine releases, Wine prefixes are set to Windows 7. Currently, it causes rendering issues when HD or HD+ mod are installed.
winecfg and setting the Windows version to Windows XP solves the rendering issues.