King of Dragon Pass 1.7 (518)
Can start new games. Sound works (but see below). Can save games.
Can restore saved game from launch menu.
What does not
Wine adds scrollbars on edges, and a menubar. In Compiz window manager, an "mTropolis Windows Player - mPlayer" titlebar is also displayed. The game's copy protection does not work on a loop-mounted ISO image -- it requires the CD-ROM to be physically present and configured in Wine.
Game crashes (page fault) if a saved game is loaded from mid-game.
What was not tested
Long-term gameplay. (Sorry, playing through to the end-game is very challenging!)
Although ALSA correctly shares my sound card via the hardware mixer in other applications, it does not work in Wine. Needed to manually configure ALSA dmix through .asoundrc, then sound works fine.
|Distribution||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Rating||Submitter|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"||Jun 05 2010||1.0.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||Larry Lade|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Sep 02 2008||1.1.3||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ben Leggett|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Apr 04 2007||0.9.31.||N/A||Yes||Gold||Larry Lade|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|36901||king of dragon pass shows window chrome elements: a menu bar and scroll bars||NEW||View|
|38183||King of Dragon Pass crashes when loading a saved game||NEW||View|
Here's the .asoundrc file I'm using which allows Wine to correctly produce sound on ALSA. This will, obviously, be different on your sound hardware. You may want to refer to the ALSA Wiki if you need information about this.
winecfg isn't quite smart enough to configure an ISO image of a CD-ROM correctly. It attempts to use the block device the .iso is located on, instead of the .iso directly. However, wine can be coaxed accessing the virtual "hardware" directly, which should work with most forms of copy protection.
Check which drives are currently configured with wine:
$ cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
$ ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 lade lade 10 2010-05-28 22:36 c: -> ../drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 lade lade 13 2010-06-05 17:34 d: -> /home/lade/kodp.iso
lrwxrwxrwx 1 lade lade 8 2010-06-05 17:34 d:: -> /dev/sda
Remove any old links you don't want.
$ rm "d:" "d::"
Mount your iso image.
$ mkdir /media/iso
$ mount -t iso9660 -o loop ~/kodp.iso /media/iso
Create a symlink for file-level access in Wine.
$ ln -s /media/iso "d:"
And here's the magic... create the symlink for device access by pointing directly to the iso image.
$ ln -s ~/kodp.iso "d::"
If you look at this drive in winecfg now, it should correctly detect the volume name and serial number of your CD image.
This should allow you to run King of Dragon Pass (or any other copy-protected application) on a netbook or other device without the original CD-ROM present.
Scaling using Xephyr and VNC
by Peter Berry on Monday September 29th 2014, 20:26
# Run a program in an embedded X server and open a scaled VNC session on it.
# For example:
# scale playonlinux --run "King of Dragon Pass"
# You can change various options here, or pass them in as environment
# Log files. If you want to actually record logs (e.g. for debugging purposes),
# replace them here.
if [ "x$XEPHYR_LOG" == "x" ]; then
if [ "x$CLIENT_LOG" == "x" ]; then
if [ "x$X11VNC_LOG" == "x" ]; then
if [ "x$SSVNCVIEWER_LOG" == "x" ]; then
# The client to run
if [ $# -le 1 ]; then
echo "Usage: $0 [client]"
if [ "x$REALRES" == "x" ]; then
# viewer adds scroll bars, so make it bigger than 640x480
if [ "x$SCALE" == "x" ]; then
echo "Running Xephyr. A window will appear - you can minimise it."
Xephyr -once -screen $REALRES -extension GLX :5 >> $XEPHYR_LOG 2>&1 &
echo "Running X client."
DISPLAY=:5 "$@" >> $CLIENT_LOG 2>&1 &
echo "Running VNC server."
x11vnc -localhost -scale $SCALE:nb -display :5 -o $X11VNC_LOG 2>&1 &
echo "Press enter to run VNC client."
ssvncviewer localhost >> $SSVNCVIEWER_LOG 2>&1
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