Running Cultris II under Linux

11/21/2011 11:54:58 AM
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Running Cultris II under Linux

Is it possible?

Tryed the web version but after the package download the applet still black.

I'm using open JRE, sould I try the proprietary version?

A Linux port would also be nice :)

11/21/2011 12:10:01 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

No, Cultris II is only supported on Windows and OS X.

11/21/2011 10:26:51 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

When i used Linux i played cultris through WINE, its a long time ago, and it was with cultris 1, but it worked okay, you could try that out, it might work with c2 as well :)

11/21/2011 11:09:01 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

Yeah I forgot... wine is an alternative.

I will try that and give some feedback and maybe a guide if it works properly.

 

PS: Is it too complex to make a Linux build or just not worthwhile cuz of the (possible) minority of Linux users?

11/22/2011 10:59:58 AM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

PS: Is it too complex to make a Linux build or just not worthwhile cuz of the (possible) minority of Linux users?

Both. Third reason is that nobody of us uses Linux.

11/25/2011 1:55:01 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

Heres a short feedback.

Distro: kubuntu 10.10

CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q8200

RAM: 2 GB DDR2

Graphic Card: ATI HD 4350

Driver:  8.78.30

Wine Version: 1.2.2

Gameplay: 15 FPS avg. with 3 bot players -> notplayable yet.

 

I'll try it on another system running Fedora 16 and a better graphic card installed soon.

11/25/2011 9:13:55 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

Okay, final feedback:

 

Distro: Fedora 16/KDE Spin

CPU: AMD Athlon 3800+

RAM: 4GB DDR2

Graphic Card: ATI HD 4850

Driver: proprietary, 8.91.4

Wine Version: 1.3.29

Gameplay: Better than under win7 on the same machine lol.

Just the installation of the proprietary driver fucked up my system twice, so be careful ;)

12/3/2011 7:19:11 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

I normally play on windows 7, but when I boot over to Linux I can run Cultris II through wine just fine.

I prefer the Linux Mint distro.

System:
CPU:        core 2 quad q9550 @2.83GHz
MEMORY:  4GB DDR2
GPU:        9800 GT w/ 1GB

 



 

12/20/2011 1:39:34 AM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

I play Cultris through Wine too and it works great. I get better performance with Wine than with Windows. I was on Ubuntu before switching to Arch Linux.

FPS are stuck to 63 FPS (VSync ?) in menus and 125 in game.

For those who encounter poor performance on Linux, check that the proprietary driver is installed for your graphic card (unless you're a Linus Torvalds guy and you have to use OSS or you will die).

You can also try to disable advanced desktop features like the desktop composition (Compiz for example).

On Ubuntu, I don't know why, but for a moment, I experienced a lag when the sound was activated under the settings of Cultris. Disabling the sound was the solution ... That was a while ago.

 

Distribution: Arch Linux

Desktop Environment: XFCE

CPU: Core 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz)

RAM: 4 Gb DDR2

Graphic Card: NVidia Quadro FX 1600M (512 Mb)

Driver: Proprietary (NVIDIA Driver Version 290.10)

Wine: 1.3.35

2/26/2012 4:29:14 PM
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Re: Running Cultris II under Linux

Hi,

I'm running Cultris II with WINE too. The game has really basic requirements, but still to much for my integrated low-end X3100.
I get 30 FPS in normal mode, 35 FPS in Gnome fallback session and 20-25 FPS with 10 players ingame.

I wonder if the beautiful wave animation affects the FPS? 
I did some monitoring and got 16% GPU load in Main menu and 50% while playing. I think static background would gain some FPS and is there any way to disable it?
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Best performace with OSS drivers is achieved with latest ones. Avaliable out-of-the-box with bleeding edge distros (Arch, Fedora, ...). For Ubuntu and spins, you should add PPA from xorg-edgers.

Fedora 16 GNOME x64
Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 GHz
2 GB DDR2
Intel X3100 graphics
WINE: 1.3.37
driver: intel 2.17.0