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.
Everything as tested
Version 1.42 is the latest version of darwinia
(November 12th 2006). To see if this is your version in steam right
click on Darwinia (if installed) and view update news. The date should
be 9th March 2006 for the latest update.
What does not
What was not tested
Installation and the first few levels
I've only been using linux since yesterday so if it doesn't work for your dist then don't beat yourself up about it :P
|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.