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Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor

last official patch (1.4) + nocd patch

Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Retail
URL: http://poolofradiance.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.4

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What works

  • Installation
  • Videos
  • Main menu
  • Gameplay itself (with limitations)

What does not

There are graphical glitches, for example all characters become invisible when standing still.


Workarounds

What was not tested

Playing for more than 5 minutes.

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Additional Comments

However, these graphical glitches are also happening on a Microsoft Windows XP (and above) installation. They are caused by the game itself (it seems like it was implemented against a buggy or quite old version of DirectDraw). There is a guide available to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to force an "emulation" mode in DirectDraw which makes these graphical glitches disappear. However I was unsuccessful in getting the Toolkit to install (it requires the .NET Framework 3.5) or run (copying it from a Microsoft Windows XP installation). By copying it I could get it to run, but when launching PoR it just froze. Guide: http://www.sorcerers.net/community/index.php?threads/for-those-with-invisible-characters-models-skeleton-problems.54664/ There is a second possibility, using the ddwrapper library to enable emulation, but for me the game crashes with this library before the intro is shown. ddwrapper: http://bitpatch.com/ddwrapper.html Basically the game works, however it is just "buggy" so that it can not work even on modern Windows systems without hacks.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20161.8.4Yes Yes SilverRobert Zenz 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 05 20121.5.2N/A Yes SilverChris 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 31 20081.0-rc3Yes No Garbagemike 
ShowSlackware 12.0Oct 22 20070.9.47.Yes No GarbageClaudio 

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