Setting up Wine for Transcendence on Linux

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Edited by Ferdinand 28-09-2019
Do not use Wine version 4.17 this has a regression that prevents the music from playing. I've filed a bug with WineHQ for this. (https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47822)

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 4.16 but latest stable should also work fine. Instructions on how to download and install for your system can be found here: https://www.winehq.org/download

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
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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
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select Disable and click OK
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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!
Last edited by Ferdinand on Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

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This is super awesome! Thank you!

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Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:17 am

Edited the first post.

Wine 4.17 changed the handling of audio, at least for popular music formats like mp3. Because of this, the music in Transcendence no longer worked. Turns out that now Winegstreamer is needed to play, and this caused Transcendence to crash in wine when changing music, or exiting the game while music was playing.

I filed a regression bug for this, because before wine 4.17 Transcendence was fully functional. This got picked up quickly and within one day was solved!

This means that for the upcoming Wine 4.18 Transcendence should work out of the box and the guide as posted above is no longer needed for Wine version 4.18 or up. I'll change whatever is appropriate for those versions while keeping the old version as well, because most distributions are still on the stable Wine 4.0

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