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Starsiege

Retail 1CD version, or 2CD version with patch

Application Details:

Version: 1000-1004
License: Retail
URL: http://www.starsiegeplayers.co...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.22

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Test Results

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What works

This is an update to prior reports with a new version of wine.

Campaign works, multiplayer works, multiplayer server works (in-game and dedicated). Full OpenGL acceleration works, software mode works.

I no longer see the wierd bug in "Spear in the Dark" where a squadmate might blink in and out of existance in the first part.

No longer get a brief buzzing noise when starting the game.



What does not

The builtin dinput.dll for wine still does not work with this program. One must copy the native dll from the directx directory of the starsiege CD into the starsiege directory on the hard disk.

Joystick input does not work, although it works in other games through wine. This probably means that the native dll won't work with joystick input through wine.

OpenGL does not resize the screen properly unless the program is set to run as "Windows 95" Under the application tab of Wine Configuration.


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What was not tested

IRC cannot be tested anymore because the Dynamix IRC server is down.

Have not tested the mission editor.

Did not test the install on this version of wine. Program was previously installed.


Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

In multiplayer mode, quickchats do not work if the window manager uses the Ctrl-F1 through Ctrl-F7 keys (e.g. for switching between desktops). Disabling this in the window manager gives player access to the Quickchats. If one wants to run a server, one must make sure port 29001 is not blocked by any linux firewalls (such as firestarter) and is forwarded properly at the router (if applicable). Even closer to gold. Some youtube videos showing actual openGL gameplay may be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcOienWJ4e8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KcpEHb5m-U (resolution was set low to keep video size down, but wine can run Starsiege at high resolutions with fast frame rates in OpenGL)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowSlackware 13.37Jun 24 20111.3.22Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxJun 17 20101.1.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxSep 11 20091.1.29Yes Yes Silverfetter_oml 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Jun 16 20091.1.23Yes No GarbageMichael O'Brien 
CurrentFedora Core 6 x86_64Apr 09 20080.9.54.N/A Yes SilverMichael O'Brien 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
­Starsiege ­HOWTO

Installation

Run 'setup/Setup.exe' on the disc (buddy disc in the two-disc version), being sure not to register or auto update.

Patching

If you are using the older two-disc version, you will have to apply the 1004 patch.

http://www.sierrahelp.com/Files/Patches/MetalTech/Starsiege(s1000to1004_usa).zip

Also, you'll probably want to apply the NOCD patch.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=aca2b7c7635ceba3&sc=documents&id=ACA2B7C7635CEBA3%21919#

The original master server is not available, but the community maintains one for those who still want to play online.

http://www.starsiege1.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=newmasterhere&action=display&thread=67

Issues

The installer is old, and may crash in more recent distributions. See http://wiki.winehq.org/PreloaderPageZeroProblem.

The game may often start minimized.

The default pause key is NUMLOCK, and if unchanged, the game will pause on any key press while NUMLOCK is active. Change this key binding, or toggle NUMLOCK.

With 3D acceleration enabled, texture overlays (like pavement on a section of terrain) will not render, and the game will start in windowed mode.

Pressing ALT+ENTER to toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode is not recognized. To change the screen mode, set "$pref::GWC::SIM_IS_FULLSCREEN" to "True" in '[installdir]/defaultPrefs.cs'.

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