Setting up Wine for Transcendence on Linux

Here you can get help resolving Transcendence-related issues.
Post Reply
Militia Lieutenant
Militia Lieutenant
Posts: 164
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:35 pm
Location: Dancing in the universe

Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:41 pm

So you have installed Linux and wonder if you can still play your favourite game?
Yes you can, Transcendence works great on Wine, but you'll need to configure it right.

First, best support for graphics is in the latest development Wine versions. As I am writing, this is Wine 2.2 but latest stable should also work fine. Instructions on how to download and install for your system can be found here:

If you have used Wine before and your version was <= 1.9 please make sure to remove all Wine configuration before installing the new version.

After installation of Wine, download and unzip Transcendence to a directory on your computer

Open a terminal and from there run winecfg
Make sure default Windows version is set to Windows 7
There are problems running Transcendence with winegstreamer, we need to disable that, go to the Libraries tab, select winegstreamer in the New override for library box and click the Edit... button
select Disable and click OK
You have now disabled Winegstreamer. Click OK to save your configuration.
You can now start Transcendence, This will startup with Wine. If it is your first start, Wine will ask to load Mono. You don't need it for Transcendence.
After that it will ask to load WineGecko. You do need that if you want to connect to the multiverse!
After WineGecko has been loaded and installed, Transcendence will start and you can enjoy your favourite game on Linux!

george moromisato
Posts: 2978
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:53 pm

Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 pm

This is super awesome! Thank you!

User avatar
Fleet Officer
Fleet Officer
Posts: 1073
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:18 am
Location: On the other side of the screen.

Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:12 pm

 I’m moving this to Tech Support.

My mods on Xelerus: Click here!

Of all the things I’ve lost in life, I miss my mind the least. (I’m having a lot more fun without it!)

Post Reply