-Campaign (played some missions)
-Multiplayer (tested about 30 hours)
What does not
-Installed VCStarter 1.7Beta to fix bug 9337 and crashing on radio calls (enable "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter).
-Installed directplay by winetricks to fix bug 33295.
What was not tested
-Vanilla game is not playable (bug 9337) - VCStarter 1.7Beta fixes this.
-Also enabled "Fix crashes in singleplayer on Windows Vista and up (radiocalls)" in VCStarter.
-I also installed directplay by winetricks (bug 33295).
-Flickering US/VC soldiers (bug 42588)
Changes since Wine 1.9.17 (my latest report):
-fixed huge FPS drops in night missions (Wine 2.1, patch 7757ecfc702c243028e5bfd1a95955ed08f16164)
-introduced new bug causing flickering VC and US soldiers (Wine 2.1, patch 5d53761a5fbfc12fc5f9974c029dace00eab33d, reported bug ID 42588) - reason why I changed rating from Silver to Bronze.
Mesa 17.0.3 (for Intel and AMD cards).
Vietcong 1.60 (max quality)
VCStarter 1.7 BETA
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz
GPU 1: Intel HD Graphics 4600
GPU 2: AMD Radeon R7 M265
Performance tests (Intel)
Prologue: 70-90 FPS
Midnight Surprise: 50-70 FPS
The Underground City: 100-120 FPS
Too Many Targets: 50-90 FPS
Halong port: 60-120 FPS
Performance tests (AMD)
Prologue: 70-80 FPS
Midnight Surprise: 50-60 FPS
The Underground City: 80-120 FPS
Too Many Targets: 50-70 FPS
Halong port: 50-120 FPS
AMD has worse (!) results than Intel. There is also problem with preview images of loading games (both Intel and AMD)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||May 03 2019||4.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jan Havran|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Dec 23 2018||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Jan Havran|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Jul 18 2018||3.12||N/A||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jan Havran|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Jan 14 2018||3.0-rc6||N/A||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jan Havran|
|Current||Antergos x86_64||Apr 10 2017||2.3||N/A||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jan Havran|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|9337||Vietcong game crashes after start||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|33292||Vietcong: Disc can't be authenticated (SecuROM v4.84)||RESOLVED||WORKSFORME||View|
|33295||Vietcong: Connecting to a multiplayer server does not work||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39057||Support for Indexed Vertex Blending||STAGED||View|
|42588||Vietcong - graphics glitches since Wine 2.1||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|43567||Vietcong - game crashes during radiocalls ('kernel32.GetTickCount' clobbers ECX)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44712||Vietcong: object textures overlaps whole screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45278||Vietcong: invisible objects (staging 3.9)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45623||Audio cracking since 3.13||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|46359||Vietcong: shooting from weapon causes game crash||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|46375||Vietcong: game save thumbnails (screenshots) have corrupted colors||NEW||View|
|46403||Vietcong: crash caused by loading map/other events||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|46849||Vietcong: taking handmap causes crash (ProcessVertices)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49228||Mouse movements are reversed/erratic for multiple games (Gothic 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim SE; Oblivion, Machinarium)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Check your maps folder for number of downloaded maps. Game usually won't start when the maps folder contains more than about 500 maps (1000 files, since every map consists of two files).
Moving some of the maps into another folder (or deleting them) is the only working solution.
No it is not, but GameSpy support has ended. Vietcong now uses new master server: Qtracker. Add this line into your /etc/hosts (on your Unix system, not your Wine virtual disc):
You can also use online server list at vietcong1.eu.
Install directplay using winetricks:
See the corresponding bug report ( 33295 ) for more details. With that the (lib32-)gnutls library might be required to run the game.