I found a link to the demo of this game and thought will give it a try. To my surprise - GSB runs VERY smoothly on my old laptop, on Wine, on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 ! This is also made possible by being DRM-free.
Well done !
As I wrote this I’ve just bought the game. And I will recommend it to my friends looking for Linux games.
It’s not perfect, of course. But it’s playable, and I’m having a lot of fun. So there
In this thread I’d list the problems encountered, and if available, its solution :
(1) Black box shown when there’s a cloaked enemy ship
(2) Wine Error : no sound : (error message: GUI_Sounds.cpp 635)
There are 2 ways to solve this problem:
Install special version of Wine on Ubuntu:
Set Wine output to OSS - then forward it to PulseAudio:
Run winecfg (or, Start - Wine - Configure Wine)
Click on “Audio” tab
Choose OSS. Don’t forget to click “Test Sound” button
Now, run GSB with the OSS wrapper program, padsp. Usually the command will be something like this :
(all in one line)
btw - Thanks Cliff for the fabulous game. Long live indie developers !