Normal Map load times
What does not
Default setup will not let you start the client, you need two dlls found on this page.
Default setup can not read patch data but patches fine regardless.
What was not tested
Apparently hardware affects this outdated game a lot. A week before I tried playing on a pentium 3 computer with 256 ram using ext3 and ran very slowly with mouse jumping and map load times of 10 seconds. I now have a 2.2Ghz Dual-Core, 2GB ram, xfs file system and everything is super smooth. Also, game handles dual client much better than windows. I can put a client on each workspace and I won't suffer from the other client catching up when I switch workspaces.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 27 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Shanna|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Mar 24 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Cory|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Oct 20 2016||1.9.21||Yes||No||Garbage||Ricardo Gonazales|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Sep 10 2016||1.9.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Inukaze|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 31 2016||1.8||N/A||Yes||Gold||Inukaze|
You need vcrun2008 for gameplay work. If you execute this without vcrun2008, your instalation can be corrupt (the cause is unknow).
(This does not apply to openpatcher).
Install wine gecko package (the package name varies according with your distribution). you can optionally install ie6 with winetricks instead of wine gecko package. Both work well.
Download this file and add to wine registry:
$ regedit boost.reg
(The performance gain is high.)