FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by vicco » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:06 am

Has anyone been able to run the game on Wine in Mac OS X?

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by hjc » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:51 pm

I would be surprised if it worked under Wine. It does run fine on Parallels though.

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by Pixel » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Haven't tested it yet for FoGII but may try in the future.

I do know that Pike and Shot as well as Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun will run using WINE. See this thread for how to use a wineskin wrapper with the original P&S: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 85#p505347

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Note: I never was able to get MP turns to load in P&S on the mac with wineskin but the single player scenarios worked perfectly.
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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by Pixel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:53 am

From my preliminary testing Wineskin (Wrapper Version 2.6.2 Engine: WS9Wine2.16) and FoGII works well enough although the game is more graphics intensive than Pike and Shot. Recommend running shadows off if on a MacBook with integrated GFX. Test system is a 1.7 GHz MacBook Air with Intel HD 5000. FoGII would likely run and look better on a iMac with dedicated graphics.

I believe I was also able to successfully upload a MP turn. So that is good news too.
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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by hjc » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:03 am

Impressive, the progress they've made with Wine.

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by vicco » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:17 am

Pixel wrote:From my preliminary testing Wineskin (Wrapper Version 2.6.2 Engine: WS9Wine2.16) and FoGII works well enough although the game is more graphics intensive than Pike and Shot. Recommend running shadows off if on a MacBook with integrated GFX. Test system is a 1.7 GHz MacBook Air with Intel HD 5000. FoGII would likely run and look better on a iMac with dedicated graphics.

I believe I was also able to successfully upload a MP turn. So that is good news too.
Thanks for the update. I'm running FoGII in Parallels in a mid-2010 MacPro without a problem. Also tried it on a early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" (16GB RAM) with an Intel HD 3000 (512MB) also with Parallels. Even with the shadows off, there is still quite a bit of lag. Just wondering if it would improve when run from Wine. Gotta get my FoGII fix when on work travel. :wink:

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by Pixel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:36 pm

I find that the lag is pretty noticeable at times in Wine too. I doubt you'll get much if any performance improvement switching from Parallels to Wine. The integrated graphics and the laptop hardware can only do so much. It is playable though.

I might be able to test on a iMac later but that isn't portable. I believe the current larger 15 inch MacBook Pros have a Radeon GFX Chip in addition to the integrated graphics that might run the game better.
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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by Sedo » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Pixel, Can you confirm you can get multiplayer turns to load? I've had the same experience with P&S and SJ, where the game runs fine except for loading MP turns. If FOG2 gets around this issue, I just might pick up a copy.

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by hjc » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Pixel wrote:I believe the current larger 15 inch MacBook Pros have a Radeon GFX Chip in addition to the integrated graphics that might run the game better.
Yes, I've tested the game on a 15" current MBP, which has the Radeon Pro 555. No noticeable lag for me (under Parallels)

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by Mysteron » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:26 am

I'm running it on Parallels at the moment. Just trying to decide whether to stick with Parallels or try VM Fusion, AFAIK though the graphics are likely to be better with Parallels.

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by flatsix518 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

All,

I am running a Windows 7 Virtual PC on VMware Fusion on my MacBook Pro. (13 in, late 2011 model)

I am having difficulties with my setup -- so if you're doing good with Parallels or Wine I don't recommend changing to VMware Fusion.

I've got a pretty stout machine with 8 Gig Ram and 2.8 gig cores.

To get things working reasonably well, I bumped my virtual PC up to 4 Gig and allocated half the CPU's.

I had to turn off music, sounds, and shadows. Even then, the pointer doesn't respond well to trackpad control, moving in a "floaty" sort of way and then quickly overshooting where I'm trying to move it. Very glitchy in movement.

I also have some color rendering issues. Slope sides are in a "put your eyes" out shade of blue and look like rivers.

I've reported the issues and Slitherine has responded. But I don't think there is much Slitherine can do to help. So again, I would avoid VMware Fusion for this game.

BTW. I own a whole bunch of Slitherine/Matrix games and this is the first with which I've had issues on my Virtual PC. It probably is related to Slitherine trying to improve the graphics in this game and it just overwhelms my hardware/OS/VM graphics stack.

I have no experience with Parallels -- but if it's working, I'd stick with that.

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Re: FoG II on Wine for Mac OS X?

Post by pirey4 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:54 pm

Mysteron wrote:I'm running it on Parallels at the moment. Just trying to decide whether to stick with Parallels or try VM Fusion, AFAIK though the graphics are likely to be better with Parallels.
I have had no issues running the game in Parallels but I did have some graphics artifacts when running on VMware Fusion. Like flatsix518 said, it looks like there is water on hills when the game is run on VMware Fusion as you can see at this link: http://pirey4.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... _short.mov

I worked with VMware tech support on the issue but they never got back to me with a solution.

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