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Startopia

This is an unofficial version from one of the game developers, with some extra improvements, patches and features released couple of months after 1.01 patch came out. It's an unofficial patch (but it's very stable and generally recommended). This version does not feature Safedisc CD protection and has an experimental feature of realtime shadows (disabled by default, developer warns about it being unstable and extremely slow). You need to patch the game to 1.01 first. Not sure about the license for this patch.

Application Details:

Version: 1.02
License: Retail
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.52

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

The game installs and plays normally and at a smooth framerate, if you work around the sound issues.

All campaign missions can be completed, the end sequence and credits play correctly, downloadable user missions can be played. All buildings in-game appear to work as expected, including the prison building.

What does not

Quitting the game causes a hard hang, possibly forcing you to terminate the process. Startopia 1.02 does this on Windows as well. It's not a big deal.

Although sounds work otherwise fine, it seems specifically trying to load or play too many sounds at once will cause a massive slowdown, slowing the game below 1 FPS. This makes the more intense missions impossible to complete. Disabling sound effects (by turning the effect volume to 0 in the audio settings) allowed the game to run as smoothly as it does on Windows.

There were rare visual glitches if there was a huge amount of particles on-screen at the same time - the particle textures turned white for a moment. This may have been caused by the open source Radeon drivers.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Did not test if the particle glitches would also happen on other graphics drivers.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Further experimentation showed that my bronze rating for Wine 1.7.51 on this game is incorrect; disabling sound effects should allow the game to run well enough on both 1.7.51 and 1.7.52.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 10 20151.7.52Yes Yes GoldKirinn Bunnylin 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 26 20151.7.51Yes Yes BronzeKirinn Bunnylin 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20131.5.29Yes Yes GoldVanack Sabbadium 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20121.5.8Yes Yes SilverVanack Sabbadium 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20121.5.7Yes Yes SilverVanack Sabbadium 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Performance

When you have performance issues.

Set your audio to lower quality en less sound events.

It seems that wine is not very good with dealing with a lot of sound events and pulse.

 Cheers

Rob

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