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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #360 on: June 03, 2009, 08:08:46 am »
I tried this on 32bit Ubuntu 9.04. The game worked fine until I joined a server. I didn't see names, and everything was messy. Then I pressed ESC and left the server. I stucked there for 2 seconds and then I got access violation error.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #361 on: July 03, 2009, 06:21:23 pm »
Just an FYI:

The new version of Virtualbox now has experimental DirectX support. Soldat runs on it, however performance is really bad (on the smaller Arena2 map it seems just about acceptable, btu without any bots), plus sounds lags. :P So...that's really only an option if yuo have a top of the line system, and even then, we'll have to wait till the stuff matures a lot more for an enjoyable experience.
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #362 on: July 03, 2009, 06:26:12 pm »
I just noticed that it runs better with new Wine version (v1.11.24), but it still sucks :(

BattlEye is still kicking and all kinds of stuff. No real progress.

EDIT: Now there's Wine v1.11.25 and BattlEye still pwnz me after short amount of time.
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #363 on: July 03, 2009, 06:53:26 pm »
Yea, was just trying it too. Performance seems almost back to the good old 1.3 days, with the occasional "text/sprite" spike that still occurs on start.

I'm getting random access violations, but they don't close the game. Also, it seems I have problems connecting to a lot of the online servers. :/
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #364 on: July 06, 2009, 02:41:08 am »
Soldat 1.5.0 is unplayable in Wine 1.1.25 and Kubuntu Karmic Koala x86-64. Although it loads there's just a blank screen and it can't be fixed just by quitting the game. So after each attempt to run Soldat reboot is needed.

P. S. Rated as garbage at Wine AppDB.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #365 on: July 06, 2009, 06:22:17 am »
So after each attempt to run Soldat reboot is needed.
Not necessarily. You can use xkill to kill the window. If not that, you can ssh into the box, open htop, and kill 9 anything wine related. You never ever need to reboot linux except when you upgrade your kernel.
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #366 on: July 07, 2009, 10:37:41 am »
Soldat 1.5.0 is unplayable in Wine 1.1.25 and Kubuntu Karmic Koala x86-64. Although it loads there's just a blank screen and it can't be fixed just by quitting the game. So after each attempt to run Soldat reboot is needed.

P. S. Rated as garbage at Wine AppDB.

This is really odd since I can't remember ANYONE ever having a problem with just opening the game. Something tells me that 64 bit part *might* have something to do with it, since as far as I know, Wine 64 is still not as mature as the normal one. What card are you running it on?
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #367 on: July 07, 2009, 10:39:38 am »
Something tells me that 64 bit part *might* have something to do with it, since as far as I know, Wine 64 is still not as mature as the normal one.
Maybe not: my main desktop is 64 bit ubuntu jaunty with the latest wine and I get the same results from an equivalent system running 32bit ubuntu jaunty.
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #368 on: July 11, 2009, 06:20:38 am »
I today installed latest Wine version (1.1.25) and here is my report:

Soldat 1.3.1 :
-no bugs
-very good performance
-fps about 150 on Arena2
-when playing 5vs5 fps about 50
- Soldat 1.3.1 works great with Wine

Soldat 1.5
-one AV error
- rendering game texts in left down corner, this is reason why fps is very low about 2-3
when you press esc it will stop this rendering and you can see fps about 60-70.
Only reason why 1.5 is unplayble is this rendering bug.

Some ideas how to fix it?

My system spec:
Intel Pentium IV 2.6 Ghz
1GB DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9200 SE
Ubuntu 9.04

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #369 on: July 14, 2009, 11:21:24 pm »
Currently running Jaunty amd 64 & latest version of wine.
-- System: Core2Quad, GTX 260, onboard sound
It installs perfectly with wine and I can join servers but:

  • My fps was very inconsistent which made the mouse movement and graphics extremely 'hitchy'.  Very hard to play.
  • After disconnecting from a server i would get a Cannot Write Access Violation 0xhexhex which prevented me from rejoining.
  • BattleEye updated midgame and gave me another Cannot Write Access Violation 0xhexhex error

Looked at the last few pages and they seem like common problems for everyone.
It's sad Soldat seems like the perfect fit for linux.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #370 on: July 15, 2009, 01:55:45 am »
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum. Can you guys run soldat in fullscreen or anything bigger than 640x480? That's the only size window I can get soldat to run (v1.5, wine version 1.1.6, ubuntu 8.10), and I can't fullscreen it so I can hardly see. I have tried making wine window bigger and also soldat window higher res, but nothing works. I have tried the search function and didn't find any help.

thanks in advance

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #371 on: July 15, 2009, 02:34:40 am »
You can't run it in anything bigger than 640x480, unless you're registered.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #372 on: July 15, 2009, 06:09:07 am »
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum. Can you guys run soldat in fullscreen or anything bigger than 640x480? That's the only size window I can get soldat to run (v1.5, wine version 1.1.6, ubuntu 8.10), and I can't fullscreen it so I can hardly see. I have tried making wine window bigger and also soldat window higher res, but nothing works. I have tried the search function and didn't find any help.

thanks in advance

You can't run it in anything bigger than 640x480, unless you're registered.

^ Correct.

Furthermore, get the latest wine (right now 1.1.25. The one in the ubuntu repos. are always old)
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #373 on: July 15, 2009, 11:28:31 am »
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum. Can you guys run soldat in fullscreen or anything bigger than 640x480? That's the only size window I can get soldat to run (v1.5, wine version 1.1.6, ubuntu 8.10), and I can't fullscreen it so I can hardly see. I have tried making wine window bigger and also soldat window higher res, but nothing works. I have tried the search function and didn't find any help.

thanks in advance

That resolution that you find in the Wine Configuration program (running winecfg in terminal) goes with the option, iirc, called "Desktop Mode". When you have THAT enabled, it will create a window at that resolution. If you set it to 800x600 w/ Desktop mode on, then have Soldat on Fullscreen, you will have your 800x600 Soldat. ;)
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #374 on: July 15, 2009, 10:00:16 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys. My problem is I can't run fullscreen regardless of resolution. I would be happy with 640x480 if it could just fill the screen (1280x800). Even when I make wine window bigger and have fullscreen checked on soldat, soldat automatically resizes to a small window.
I have tried wine 1.1.25 and soldat wouldn't run or install.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #375 on: July 15, 2009, 10:31:26 pm »
Oooh, my bad. I guess it works since I have the registered version.  :-[

However, if you have Compiz running, you can Windows key+scroll in to zoom your whole desktop, maybe that's good enough? X-D
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #376 on: August 02, 2009, 08:16:00 am »
Darn, i hate it that Soldat doesn't run properly on ubuntu.
I use Crossover v8.0.
It works perfectly until i get kicked api hook #0 :?

Battleeye violation

Used to play this game so much, but nowadays i don't run winblows anymore.

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #377 on: August 02, 2009, 01:07:32 pm »
Used to play this game so much, but nowadays i don't run winblows anymore.
Well, you can always dual boot. Frankly, I have no real hope for Soldat / wine, but interestingly enough Shoozza and his buds are making a cross platform Soldat clone: http://opensoldat.u13.net/

If you're bored you can find a way to contribute to that.
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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #378 on: October 17, 2009, 12:38:16 am »
Thats awesome news about the linux port!!!!
if anyone gets their performance problems resolved I run a server for linux players!!!
I have battle eye turned off. and if I get enough linux players I will make it invite only to keep out the damn hackers.
and till then if you see someone hacking email me their info and I will look into it.
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look for g-k.ath.cx servers. all are welcome!
http://wiki.soldat.nl/Genghis-kahn
I run alot of  servers right now. dont think I can run many more but trying.
my favorite is rocket pistol, only pistols, law's and chainsaws allowed.
check out http://g-k.ath.cx/  I now have a server list page, http://g-k.ath.cx/cgi-bin/serverlist.cgi

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Re: Soldat on Linux Systems
« Reply #379 on: August 21, 2010, 06:42:30 am »
Almost-A-Year-Bump!

Arch Linux 64 Bit, WINE 1.3.0, Soldat 1.5.0 (Gotta figure out how to get the beta installed :/): runs perfectly fine with 3 exceptions:

 * Opening the ingame chat to type will kill your FPS until you finished typing (minor)
 * Access Violation after returning from a single player game (minor, harmless - does not prevent playing again)
 * Fullscreen unusable (minor to medium)