IMPORTANT How to run Windia on Mac OS X (Pre-Catalina)

Sting05

Member
***Does not work on 10.15.X (Catalina)***


This is a quick guide on how to set up the game on Pre-Catalina Macs.
You may run into issues not mentioned in this guide.
Unfortunately, audio does not work at this point in time. Please tell me if you find a fix!

If you don't know how to use Terminal, please have a look:
Basic Terminal Commands

Required software:
mono-mdk
wine-stable
xquartz


1. Download and install Homebrew ** IMPORTANT **

2. Download and install the required software
brew cask install mono-mdk
brew cask install wine-stable
brew cask install xquartz

3. Download Windia Patcher
Make a new folder for Windia
Download Windia Patcher from here or the website
Place the exe file into your new folder

4. Run Patcher (This is also how you update your files)
cd to your windia folder
(Make sure you cd to that folder. Otherwise you get weird errors.)

mono32 "Windia Patcher.exe"
- Check for updates
- Download files
Force quit terminal
cd to the folder containing Windia Patcher.exe
Try the above command again

5. Configure wine (To enable the game overlays)
Make wine override the native DirectX 8 library
winecfg

6. Install the required wine plugins
(Make sure you cd to the folder containing the Windia files)
wine Windia.exe
Install whatever wine asks you to install.
After that, Windia will probably fail to launch...
setup_exception_record stack overflow 92 bytes in thread 00XX eip 7b449b19 esp 002212d4 stack 0x220000-0x221000-0x320000
Ctrl + C in terminal to terminate the process
Open the windia folder
Open windia.ini using TextEdit
- Set width = 800
- Set height = 600
Save your changes
There's a weird bug which prevents it from launching on the default resolution of 720p.
You can try other standard resolutions and see if it works.
1440x900 works for me but your experience may vary.

0032:fixme:d3d:state_linepattern_w Setting line patterns is not supported in OpenGL core contexts
Open up winecfg again
Select the Libraries tab
Add d3d9 to the list of overrides and press ok

Finally, to launch Windia normally:
Open a Terminal window
cd to your windia folder
wine Windia.exe
Enjoy!

Click on the game window
ALT + CMD + Q
Quit Terminal
cd to your windia folder
mono32 "Windia Patcher.exe"
- Check for updates
- Download files
 
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kischin

Member
Hi Sting,

I'm running WindiaMS on a 2010 Macbook (Sierra OS) and I can't get the audio to work.

I'm not sure if this is related but I'm getting this exception:

002c:fixme:coreaudio:ca_channel_layout_to_channel_mask Unhandled channel 0xffffffff

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

Sting05

Member
Hello Kischin,

Unfortunately that is a common issue that I have yet to discover the solution to.
There are endless threads about people encountering this issue when running
windows games through wine and none of the solutions I tried have worked.

I have even tried using the wine wrapper from another private server to run Windia
and there is still no audio...

I'm afraid my best solution would be for you to set up a windows virtual machine
to run Windia.
 
Hi Sting,

Thank you so much for helping people out to install Windia on their Mac!

I've gone through your entire guide, fixed the resolution part and got to start Windia! However, the moment I press "OK" after entering my PIC, the wine-preloader seems to freeze.

Do you have any experience with this, and any chance you have a solution for this problem? :)

Thanks so much in advance!

Cheers, Mike
 

Sting05

Member
Hi Sting,

Thank you so much for helping people out to install Windia on their Mac!

I've gone through your entire guide, fixed the resolution part and got to start Windia! However, the moment I press "OK" after entering my PIC, the wine-preloader seems to freeze.

Do you have any experience with this, and any chance you have a solution for this problem?

Thanks so much in advance!

Cheers, Mike
Could you pm me on discord with more details?
 

aphony

Member
I'm on step 3, but the Windia Patcher wget command is throwing a 404. Can someone help?

Code:
--2020-05-20 19:29:25--  https://windia.me/downloads/Windia%20Patcher.exe
Resolving windia.me (windia.me)... 104.27.147.56, 104.27.146.56
Connecting to windia.me (windia.me)|104.27.147.56|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2020-05-20 19:29:25 ERROR 404: Not Found.
 

Sting05

Member
I'm on step 3, but the Windia Patcher wget command is throwing a 404. Can someone help?

Code:
--2020-05-20 19:29:25--  https://windia.me/downloads/Windia%20Patcher.exe
Resolving windia.me (windia.me)... 104.27.147.56, 104.27.146.56
Connecting to windia.me (windia.me)|104.27.147.56|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2020-05-20 19:29:25 ERROR 404: Not Found.
Sorry for the late reply. Those links are now outdated, please download the patcher from the links found on the website
 
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