If Steam is not installed please use the following guide
When Steam is installed go to My Games, right click on darwinia and click install. Then say okay to any following windows.
Once Darwinia is downloaded open Wine File (in Fedora it is applications>system tools>Wine File) and browse to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\YOURUSERNAME\darwinia where YOURUSERNAME is your steam username.
Open preferences.txt and find the line that says
SoundLibrary = anyvalue where anyvalue can be anything (it should be DSP)
simply change the line to say
SoundLibrary = null
then save preferences.txt and darwinia will run fine.
Game seems to play ok.
What does not
There are two new bugs:
- No text. Neither in game or in the menus. (So the game is not really playable.)
- The mouse cursor does not change, it stays with the default arrow.
Neither of these problems where on the last version of WINE I tested (9.30).
I will try different versions and try to pinpoint where each bug appears.
What was not tested
Didn't play the game all the way through.
Sound seems to be starting to work without editing the preferences.txt file. It will crash when entering a level though, unless you have made the changes.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 11 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Felix Yan|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 08 2010||1.2-rc6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ben|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2009||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Martin Stjernholm|
|Show||openSUSE 10.3||Jun 04 2008||1.0-rc3||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 4.0 "Daryna"||Jan 01 2008||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Andy|
In wine 0.9.42-0.9.45 (and probably some earlier versions) fonts are broken.
There is no text in game or menus.
There are also glitches with the mouse pointer.