Myth II version 1.6 is a bugfix & enhancement update, correcting some annoying errors that slipped through the testing in 1.5.1 and adding a few new features and some modernization of the engine. 1.6 plays almost identical to 1.5.1. In fact it has a 1.5.1 compatibility mode, which is used when a 1.5.1 player is in a multiplayer game.
Version 1.6 is the first release to have native OS X Universal app along with OS X native map making tools.
The most significant changes are a modernization of the windows graphics code to allow Myth to be displayed in a window along with an option to share the CPU with other tasks when used under OS X or Windows, Myth also renders the screen at the FPS doing displayed rather then the internal 30 FPS cap in previous versions.
The installer on the install CD works. The Myth II 1.6 updater works.
What does not
Everything else does not work. The program will not run.
Forcing xorg to screen BPP 16 does not solve the issue.
What was not tested
A few things. First, this game did run under previous versions of wine. But it does not run as stable as others have reported. This is because Myth II is very unstable under multiplayer, and most of the reports admit they did not test multiplayer. I have tested this game under various versions of Wine and my Slackware OS with varying degrees of success. However, this is the first time the game failed to run at all.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 24 2009||1.1.28||Yes||No||Garbage||Daniel de Souza Telles|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 31 2008||1.1.7||Yes||Yes||Silver||costas|
|Current||Slackware 12.1||Sep 03 2008||1.1.3||Yes||No||Garbage||Jordan L|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"||Oct 06 2007||0.9.46.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Chris W|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 30 2007||0.9.37.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Aniruddha|