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Name BattleForge
Developer EA Phenomic 
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The Gods have disappeared and the old sun has died, letting a vile twilight engulf the world of Nyn. In exchange for all treasures the mortals possessed, the evil giants agreed to forge a new sun and hurl it into the sky. But the deal was betrayed, the treasure stolen and now the mortals flee the wrath of the giants. Under the light of a new sun the mortals stumble into a world changed and twisted by an age of twilight. The long journey home has become a conquest of survival. You are a Skylord. Once a mortal hero, you long ago gained immortality and became a counsellor to the Gods. For generations you have lived with them in their majestic fortress floating in the skies over the magical world of Nyn. The fortress of the Gods was named the Forge of Creation for it grants the ability to bring the world's legends to life; use this ability to help guide the fates of the mortals on the surface below. Conjure up wonders of old, bring about storms and wildfires or wonderful blessings and mystical healings. At your word, legendary creatures spring to life, heroes, monstrosities, dragons and spirits are shaped of pure elemental power to do your bidding. Monumental structures and mighty fortresses of old rise from the earth wherever you desire. Until now the Gods held you back, centuries passed while the Forge slumbered. But now, the Gods have gone and you are needed. In this Age of Twilight, it is time for the Skylords to seize the power of the Forge. Some will use it to help the mortals of Nyn, others to do battle among themselves. The Forge of Creation has become the BattleForge.

VersionDescriptionRatingWine versionTest resultsComments
1.2 #285875 Retail BranchFrom Battleforge Site:Silver1.2.22362

HOWTO Upate BattleForge

First you have to get the latest version of the update script:

It's best saved to the directory of the game you want to update,

to avoid errors if multiple installations are detected.

Now all you have to to is:

  • Run the game until the game patcher tries to rewrite files, abort!
  • Run the update script, using one of the following ways:

 ­ sh "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Eletronic Arts/BattleForge/" -help


 sh $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BattleForge/ -help


sh '/home/yourname/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Electronic Arts/BattleForge/' -help


 cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BattleForge

 sh -help

   available options are: -low  -high  -editor  -all  -help , see -help for details.

   run the script with either -low or -high (depending on what texture setting you are using).

   optionally you can run the script a second time with -editor (if you are using the map-editor).

   only use -all if everything else fails.

  • Once the update script has finished, run the game again and have fun!

HOWTO Patch Wine to add keyboard support for BattleForge

­First you should ope­n up your terminal and update your system:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

If not done already install the current version of wine:

sudo aptitude install wine

Now it's time to get the latest source files, patch and all required packages to compile wine from source:

sudo aptitude install build-essential

sudo aptitude build-dep wine

cd /usr/src

sudo wget

sudo wget -O bf-wine.diff

You may want to check the Wine User Guide if you still encounter problems following this guide:

sudo tar xvf wine-1.2.2.tar.bz2

cd wine-1.2.2

sudo patch -p1 < ../bf-wine.diff

sudo ./configure && sudo make

If everything worked as intended, you now have a wine version that allows BattleForge to use your keyboard.

And now comes a real cool way how to run BattleForge with your patched version of Wine

WITHOUT uninstalling the original wine!

  • get­ the BattleForge start script from here:
  • save it to your BattleForge game directory
  • open it with a text editor of your choice and set PWINE="" to the path to your patched version of wine
  • if you followed this instructions it should look like this


Once done you may create a shortcut to your desktop or run it with:

sh "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Eletronic Arts/BattleForge/"

Doing it this way, all other applications will still use the original wine and are unaffected by game specific patches!



If for some reason you don't want two different Wine versions on your system,

you can remove the currently installed doing:

sudo aptitude remove wine

and install your patched version with:

sudo aptitude install checkinstall

cd /usr/src/wine-1.2.2

sudo checkinstall

The last command will generate a *.deb package of your patched version and automatically installs it.

Note however, doing this will remove Wine from your Applications menu!

If you want to de-install this package ever again:

dpkg -r wine


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