Applications Affected by Bug #4533

Application Name Description version Downloads
Conquer Online A DirectX 8 based free 2 play MMORPG. It is a 600MB download. In Wine 20040615, It mostly works but has many little bugs that make it hard to play. For example in wine you have to hold down the ALT key while typing in your password, and I have found no way to equip items under wine. Interestingly, in windows, Conquer only works if you manually set the colour depth to 16 bits. Under wine it works equally well with 32 bit colour. 2.0 Download
Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

NOW. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors even the emotions of both friends and enemies The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people he cares about are counting on him.

The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is made possible only by Source, Valve's new proprietary engine technology.

Source provides major enhancements in:

  • Characters - Advanced facial animation system delivers the most sophisticated in-game characters ever seen. With 40 distinct facial "muscles," human characters convey the full array of human emotion, and respond to the player with fluidity and intelligence.
  • Physics - From pebbles to water to 2-ton trucks respond as expected, as they obey the laws of mass, friction, gravity, and buoyancy.
  • Graphics - Source's shader-based renderer, like the one used at Pixar to create movies such as Toy Story and Monster's, Inc., creates the most beautiful and realistic environments ever seen in a video game.
  • AI - Neither friends nor enemies charge blindly into the fray. They can assess threats, navigate tricky terrain, and fashion weapons from whatever is at hand.

Note: Natively available for Linux.

Retail (32-bit)
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

This game is called Nexus - The Jupiter Incident and it is described as a "Tactical Fleet Simulater" on it's web page. It is a space strategy game similar to Homeworld and Homeworld 2. Full playable demos for both the single player and multiplayer portion of the game can be downloaded here.

The information below is taken from the game's official web page.

Nexus -- The Jupiter Incident is what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator. It's like nothing you've played before. The strong, elaborate story takes you from mission to mission and allows different approaches. It's up to you which tactics you choose to bring each mission to a good end. A reward system enables you to repair, upgrade and enhance your ships depending on the approach you chose. Mission briefings let you roam through an unbelievably accurate 3D animated star map system.

Rome: Total War

Rome Total War is a strategy game based around ancient Rome where you can help forge the Roman Empire as one of the families of Rome or choose to win as one of the Barbarian hordes and forge your own empire.

 Barbarian Invasion expansion pack now focuses on the Roman Empire schism; choose to play as the Roman Empire or the Byzantine's and try to reclaim Roman glory. This expansion pack also improves your ability to play as one of the barbarians, choose this route and crush your enemies.

The Hobbit Third person platformer adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's famous book. Players control Bilbo as he's taken from his safe little hole in the Shire by a band of Dwarves to confront the dragon Smaug, while picking up a glowing sword, an invisibility ring and coins and crystals. (from mobygames) 1.3