Glad it finally arrived on GOG, it's been for a long time on my Steam wishlist. Also glad to have bought it on GOG only :D
And another announcement on the game forum on Steam
stating it's possible but not certain. My guess is that s/he forgot/moved on to other projects/neglects the idea/gave up. :\ Edit:
A more clear summary of how it works ;)
As always, it's safer/cleaner to use a different prefix for each game. Also safer for your other games. So we'll install it on a new one by prefixing all your wine commands by WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine_underrail
for example. On 64bit systems, specify that you want to run wine in 32bit as 64bit will mess up .NET/XNA, with the WINEARCH variable. $ WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine_underrail WINEARCH='win32' ; wineboot 'wine' $ WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine_underrail WINEARCH='win32' wine setup_underrail_188.8.131.52.exe
Accept to install the bundled .NET 4.0 runtime libraries as well as XNA (XNA might complain that it can't find .NET but it's okay). Before running it, install two components (or one of them might not be needed, maybe xvid? please let me know if you find out!) via winetricks for audio support, otherwise it will crash at the menu screen: $ WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine_underrail WINEARCH='win32' winetricks xvid allcodecs
And now run it: $ WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine_underrail WINEARCH='win32' wine underrail.exe
After the character creation, the game may eventually show a black screen. Force quit the game (^C in terminal), relaunch the game, choose to "resume last saved" (your autosaved game). A new conversation with an NPC will occur and will eventually show a black screen again. Do the same thing, force quit, relaunch, resume your autosaved game. You will now be able to start the game. Known issues:
- Black screens occuring, they seem to be cutscenes (unconfirmed!) that Wine has difficulty to display (might be related to the fixme:wincodecs:PaletteImpl_InitializeFromBitmap (0x5f4c5a0,0x5f4c4f0,256,0): stub
error). Maybe adjusting/installing xvid filters is needed, or maybe upgrading to a new version of xvid if available or wine.
- Unable to change to another area, level, screen (Error: Zone transition failed
Workaround: on the title screen, click "Resume Last Saved".
- Unable to manually save (Error: Failed to save the game
), wild guess: possibly because it fails to generate a thumbnail
Workaround: just continue as it did save the game correctly.
- Alt modifier key, as in other games, might not work (Alt+Click to automove an lootable item to your inventory may fail) possibly due to how Alt is used by the WM to move windows. Try changing it in your WM settings or via Xmodmap, or disabling the key.
- Mouse cursor might not follow the position of the WM's cursor. Try changing the game's screen usage (resolution). Full screen might also help, or/and try within the emulation of a virtual desktop (via winecfg
, "Graphics" tab).
Hope this helps!
Seriously, why do you folks go through jumping through all of these hoops to play games? Why not just buy a copy of Windows and dual-boot? It absolutely can't be because of money--I've known people who spend hundreds of dollars on 3d cards, etc. but run a Linux distro and buy very few games. If you like games there is absolutely nowhere else better than the Windows environment for many reasons--hardware, drivers, ports, etc. Most people who run Linux are technically savvy to an extent--they know what I'm talking about.
I can believe that someone who maybe touches a game every two or three years might run a non-Windows OS exclusively--sure, that makes sense--although I don't see anything inferior about Windows at all, but that's beside the point. I just don't get the attraction for games. I love to tinker as much as anyone else, but when it comes time for my games sometimes I just want to play and leave the hassle somewhere else...;)
Hey, it's your business, of course--and I don't mean to butt in--I just really don't get it.