HOWTO: Use Warcraft 2 Battle.net Edition without the CD.
First, put the CD in!
If you've already installed it, great. If not, go do that.
Then, do this on the command line:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/War2BNE.iso
To mount this image of the CD:
sudo mkdir /media/iso0 sudo mount -o loop ~/War2BNE.iso /media/iso0
Using winecfg, add a new drive that points to /media/iso0, and give it the type CD-ROM.
Finally, run Warcraft II BNE.exe in your program files and you're done! Whenever you want to mount it again, just do:
sudo mount -o loop ~/War2BNE.iso /media/iso0
When you're done and don't feel like keeping it mounted, just do:
sudo umount /media/iso0
If you have any issues still with Warcraft II complaining about no CD
being inserted, make sure the iso mount point you made is configured as
a CD-ROM device in winecfg, and make sure you have already mounted it
~/wine/dosdevices should contain: (D being the drive letter of the iso image)
d\: (link to /media/iso0)
d\:\: (link to ~/War2BNE.iso)
HOWTO: IPX Multiplayer
To get ipx network support, IPX will have to be enabled in the kernel, and you need some userspace
utilities, usually called ipx-utils; and IPX must be started (there
should be an initscript).
(change eth0 for the name of your ethernet/wireless card)
The frame type (802.2) needs to be equal for everyone. It is
recommended to use ethernet II instead of 802.2. If playing with
computers with Windows, make sure their frame type is set to what you
have, and not 'automatic'. It may cause issues if you forget it.