ArmA: Armed Assault

Latest version of the European (as opposed to International, German, Czech or US versions) game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x European
License: Retail
Votes: 23
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.50

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing the game (had to wait quite a while when the installer copied the file uninstall.csv)

 Starting the game. I tried with the DVD in the DVD-player. It also started with a fixed-exe without the DVD.

What does not

Rendering wasn't quite what it's supposed to be:

In the main screen I saw all the buttons (they all worked) and I could see a moving sky in the background (with sun and lensflares). Every now and then some black objects pass by and there is no ground. In other words: it renders more than what is described in some previous tests, but it still isn't playable. The same is true for every mission that I started. Some objects are rendered black (like the grass), some other objects are rendered as they should be, but there is no ground. If I go to 3rd person view, I can see my weapon (black), but no person that's holding it.

 As a side note: I can only start in 800x600 mode (my desktop is 1600x1200), and whenever I try to change video-settings in-game, the screen turns black and I have to kill the process.

On my rig I have no sound when "playing" ArmA, although I have OFP on the same machine and there the sound is ok.



What was not tested

playing an actual game :)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I have an ati-card (HD5770) and am using the Catalyst 10.4 drivers. No issues whatsoever when doing other 3D stuff in Ubuntu. The terminal gives tons of fixme:d3d_surface:IWineD3DSurfaceImpl_LoadLocation OxXXXXXXXX: Downloading rgb texture to reload it as srgb warnings. This error is reported for other games as well. If these can be fixed (and the textures are being rendered as they should be, the game might even be playable)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Sep 02 20151.7.50Yes Yes GarbagePelzR 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 12 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Nov 26 20081.1.9Yes Yes GarbageJohn Haywards 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20081.1.2Yes Yes GarbagePer Johansson 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 12 20081.1.1Yes Yes GarbagePer Johansson 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7870 Armed Assault (ArmA - European) gives blank error messages and doesn't install CLOSED INVALID View
8602 Dreamfall demo does not run properly - stops on HTML page CLOSED INVALID View
8776 kernel32.ReadFileScatter unimplemented CLOSED FIXED View
9288 Gecko fails to load page CLOSED ABANDONED View
10883 C&C 3 extremely slow in current GIT CLOSED FIXED View
13863 Armed Assault (ArmA) doesn't render any 3D graphics CLOSED DUPLICATE View
38086 ArmA: Combat Operations needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateFragmentLinker CLOSED FIXED View
46735 Multiple applications need Direct3DShaderValidatorCreate9() implementation (The Sims 2 demo, Armed Assault) CLOSED FIXED View

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