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 Post subject: Running Original War on macOS (2020)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:37 pm 
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Hi, I'd like to buy the Original War game and play it on macOS. What are my options in 2020? I've been searching internet and forums, but couldn't figure out a good solution. I've noticed that GOG has been maybe offering OW for macOS in the past, but now it doesn't list the game at all and old links are broken. Could anyone please point me to the right direction?

Obviously I could install some sort of virtual machine with Windows in it and somehow buy the original Windows game, install it there and play it there, but I'd very much like to avoid that (if not only for the reason I don't currently possess a valid Windows license I could use for this).


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 Post subject: Re: Running Original War on macOS (2020)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:35 pm 
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I think GOG was basically just using some Wine wrapper. I know OW runs under Wine for Linux but i haven't heard of any Mac users trying it. Linux users have stated that Steam Play seems to work with OW but idk if Steam Play is available for Mac.

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 Post subject: Re: Running Original War on macOS (2020)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:18 am 
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Just learned about Steam Play from a friend with Linux, but it's not available for macOS (yet). Funny how Linux turns into a better gaming system than macOS, over time! Haha.

One option I'm about to try out (but didn't find the time yet) is to install Steam under Wine. Sounds weird, but according to this video it could actually work well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv3uzG0ku-U

If anyone struggles with the same thing and gets a chance to try that thing out before I get back here and report about my success/failure, I'd be glad for any comments and experiences.


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 Post subject: Re: Running Original War on macOS (2020)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:36 pm 
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I managed to install Steam inside Wine, but the game doesn't seem to play. I got prompted which rendering engine I want to use. I chose OpenGL. Then every time I try to run the game it crashes with the following error:

Code:
General Info
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Application            : Owarogl
Version                : 2.0.6.143_OGL (Steam)

ModName                :
ModDir                 :
ModVer                 :  (0.0)

ErrorType              : Unknown
ErrorText              : Access violation at address 00000000. Read of address 00000000 EAddress: 00000000

Exception              : None
Stack                  : 006A3BED
Stack                  : 006A530B
Stack                  : 7B43FA32
Stack                  : 7B43FBA9
Stack                  : 7B43FA4A

Params                 : DEMO800 -LAUNCH
ParamCount             : 2

Game Info
---------
Multiplayer            : False
Multi.GameState        : Undef
Multi.ChatConnLost     : False
Multi.IAMServer        : False
Multi.Joined           : False
Multi.Loaded           : False
Multi.MapVersion       : 0
Multi.OffLine          : False
Multi.OnLine           : False
Multi.ServerLost       : False
Multi.StatusText       :
MultiDef.MapName       :

mission_number         : 0
mission_campaign       : 0
game_difficulty        : 2
ingame_video           : False
stop_talking           : False
stop_action            : False
end_of_mission         : 0
end_the_mission_allowed : False
dialogue_skipped       : False
last_title_ident       : -1
last_title_unit        : 0
last_title_radio       : False
last_title             :

lastSail               : -1
tick                   : 0

Random Stuff
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GodMode                : False
DeveloperMode          : False
ModCBMode              : True
OfficialMod            : False
InterfSide             : 1
MultiCore              : True

Windows Info
------------
Product                : Windows 7
Win32MajorVersion      : 6
Win32MinorVersion      : 1
BuildNumber            : 7601
ServicePack            : Service Pack 1
ServicePackMajor       : 1
ServicePackMinor       : 0

Physical Memory        : 11264MB
CPU Name               : Intel(R) Core(TM) M-5Y51 CPU @ 1.10GHz
CPU Clock              : 1200Mhz
Current CPU Clock      : 1207Mhz


Maybe it could run if I didn't choose OpenGL, but I have no idea how I could get that prompt popping up again.


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 Post subject: Re: Running Original War on macOS (2020)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:17 pm 
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Sorry for the delay (I don't check the OWS form often as everyone is on discord).

Any access violation where the address is all zeros means that its trying to use something which does not exist (Generally stuff like OpenGL driver not supporting stuff, like if Windows uses the Microsoft Fallback driver it has very limited support of OpenGL stuff). I would recommend you try the 3.0.7.219 version (Which is what will be released to the public when bohemia gets round to uploading it). 219 has better stack trace allowing me to properly trace errors (Also 143 is like 2 years old).

- https://owsupport.com/patches/OWPatch_2.0.6.132_TO_3.0.7.219.rar

Note that OW does not require Steam to run. OW is DRM free.

P.S you can switch to the direct draw renderer in .143 (Direct Draw renderer doesn't exist in .219) by running owar.exe going to configuration/settings and selecting it. Alternatively you can edit eset.ini and change UseOpenGL to be set to 0 (I think 0 was Direct Draw).

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