-Complited the Demo (5-10mins of gameplay)
-sound, menu,options,and just about everyting.
What does not
-installer gives error when selection it to show readme file readme file is shown anyway.
-weird keyboard issue with the ~ key used for setting unit status bar on/off it bug Wine different way than Windows(happens also retail version 3.1) this issue is so small it's impossible to note it without compating behaviour to Windows.
-Some specific places TA changes the PCM volume settings and status (mute/unmute)
When starting game(when start menu apears) PCM volume is changed to 0 and after that it's muted.
When pressing SOUND button in oppitions PCM: 52 and unmuted.
When starting the in-game(after all loading screens) PCM: 52 unmuted.
then same time when game ended WINNING or DEFEAT PCM 0 and muted
When quitting the game whatever it from main menu or exit game from in game PCM 48 and unmuted.
What was not tested
-did not press link to go www.cavedog.com
-someting very small impossible to note without actually playing the Demo in Windows.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jan 14 2011||1.3.11||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Benjamin Debski|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 09 2009||1.1.27||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Hugh Perkins|
|Show||GoboLinux 014||Oct 19 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Nathan Bennett|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Dec 02 2007||0.9.50.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||killertux|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 16 2007||0.9.29.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
Please see how-to for version "Total Annihilation + Core Contingency + Battle Tactics + 3.1 patch" at http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=7306 , just ignore anything to do with multiplayer, core contingency installation and so on, and installation will be from the demo .exe , rather than from a cd.
Demo specific notes:
- I feel that the demo probably won't run playably unless you can set your screen resolution to 640x480.
- Note that the full TA retail version, with the 3.1c patch installed, is I feel fully playable, doesn't have the mouse scrolling issue that the demo has.
- essentially, unless you can set your screen resolution to 640x480, the demo will probably crash on startup, unless you use a virtual desktop. If you create a virtual desktop, you may find that scrolling with the mouse is unworkably difficult, because you have to position the mouse pointer exactly over the edge of the window.