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What works Everything works, using wine 1.2.2 on Mint 10 32bit with an Nvidia GTS 250 can play in 1920x1080 with everything on full
What does not
Nothing that was tested
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Using the White Label rerelease (comes prepatched to v1.4)
1) Copied the two cds onto two folders on hard drive
2) Copied the contents of one of the folders into the other, choosing to merge the folders when asked
3) Gave executable permissions to the merged folder and copied to wine C: directory
4) Went to http://howto.landure.fr/gnu-linux/install-directx-9-0c-on-linux-using-wine and followed the instructions in the section "DirectX installation" (copied and pasted the commands from that section into terminal)
5) Did the same with the section on installing Active Movie
6) Installed the game using setup.exe
7) To get sound to work in Configure Wine switched from Alsa to Esound (seems to work fine with this game for me)
8) To stop the mouse from lagging switched from Compiz to Metacity before starting with metacity --replace
Here are some dll files that are needed to play the game, they're easily found via a popular search engine:
Unzip these dll's into both ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system and ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32.
Everything should work fine.
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Getting it working on Ubuntu 12.04
by Jason Fletcher on Tuesday July 3rd 2012, 10:26
I managed to get mine working with video and sound on Ubuntu 12.04 after many hours reading every where. I would like to test it on another computer but I only have access to this one at the moment and It took me about 6 hours to get to this solution. I'll post back when I can verify this method on another computer. But here it is for now :)
I am using X2 The threat as a Steam application so that might complicate things for people that only have the hardcopy.
First I installed Winetricks and used it to install Steam.
I then followed the instructions instructions on the WineHQ page for X3:Terran Conflict, which are as follows
(Note: When I installed amov4ie.exe it failed and I had to set dciman32.dll in the DLL Overides menu of winecfg to (native, builtin), I then changed it back to (native) after I installed dciman32.dll.)
- It is recommended to do these steps separately and in this order!
- Also, repeat each step if an installation fails to finish!
- Finally, creating a wineprefix is highly recommended
1.) After you installed x3tc, get winetricks (save as) and install the following:
All of these are necessary to fix movies and music.
2.) Open winecfg and go to the libraries tab. Add "dciman32.dll" and set it to "native"
3.) Install "amov4ie.exe" manually.
Once that is done, run the following command: [regsvr32 "c:\windows\system32\amstream.dll"] (without brackets of course)
4.) download this msdmo.dll and copy it into "/windows/system32/". Overwrite if prompted.
After this the game worked but the sound was all garbled and skipping and I couldn't understand anything. I fixed this by following the suggestion here - dotcadot.ca/comment/2073 and altering /etc/pulse/daemon.conf so that the line that reads
"default-fragment-size-msec = 10" to "default-fragment-size-msec = 5"
After I rebooted my PC the game loaded and everything worked fine. I can now hear all the sounds correctly and all the movies play.
I hope this helps someone.
My version of problems with Voice, Music, and Video
by Robert Diamond on Wednesday August 19th 2009, 16:17
I could get X2 to run, v1.0, 1.2, 1.4, and 1.5 on wine 1.1.27 on gentoo (only alsa for sound). However, I could *NOT* get any sound other then effects, and none of the videos would render. I tried a few times, with the info here and finally found out what worked:
1) Make a clean wine config ("mv .wine .wine.bak && winecfg" and configure your sound and desktop and such. I hate running games fullscreen so I set-up a virtual desktop for all my games :P (If you alt- away from the game you'll have to hit alt again when you return; left and right are interpreted different in the game, so hit one then the other a few times before going all crazy)
2) Install x2, update 1.2, 1.4, 1.5 and any of the other bonus files you want. I also said YES to installing the Media Player 9 files during initial install (See QA below, might not be necessary).
3) Do *NOT* use winetricks to install DirectX, use the directions at howto.landure.fr/gnu-linux/install-directx-9-0c-on-linux-using-wine 4) Follow only the "DirectX installation" instructions
5) Follow only the "Active Movie installation" instructions next
6) Make sure you check you mixer volume and mute I almost trashed this try because my volume was muted. It seems dxdiag changes the volume to 0, and mutes it :X
7) Run the game
For step 2, it may be possible to say no, but you will have to convert "mov/00144.dat" in the X2 install directory from a wma file to a wav file. There's a way to do it with mplayer, documented on the egosoft x2 forums, I forget where. Alternatively you can install wmp9 or 10 with winetricks, I would guess anyways, but I didn't try any of this.
Q) Why not use winetricks d3dx9?
A) I believe it comes with a nerfed or missing quartz.dll file. The quartz.dll file seems to be used by the amstream.dll file for movie and sound decoding and rendering. Sound effects don't use amstream.dll to be rendered, which is why I got effects but no video/voice/music.
Q) Why not use winetricks directx9?
A) The game wouldn't run for me. Looked like it got into an infinite loop waiting for a lock on a mutex... but that's just a guess... Either way the game doesn't start up for me... but it might work for you :P
Q) What's with all this talk about voice/music and wmp?
A) mov/00144.dat is a wma file that holds all of the sound. You need the wma codex to decode it. Or you could try converting it to a wav or mp3 file and see how things turn out.
Q) I turned that 00144.dat file into a wav file but sound still doesn't work
A) It's probably a problem with your dx install, your chosen audio driver in winecfg, some other program prevent wine from accessing your audio device, or a problem with your amov4ie installation. Start by making sure sound works, then make sure it works with wine. These two are easily fixed :) Also try to see if effects work, like menu "clicks" (They worked for me, when music and voice would not). If that is the case, check to make sure you didn't miss a step in the install for directx and amov4ie, then try winetricks directx9, or d3dx9
Voice and Music
by Mark Harrison on Sunday May 24th 2009, 23:12
No matter what I do (and I've followed any advice given that I've been able to find), I can't get voice or music to work. I remember having the same problem in Windows and I had to change the codec order to get it to work - I have NO idea how to do that in Wine.
This will bring up a screen asking you to restart to complete the installation of protection drivers. Clicking yes or no doesn't matter... the game still fails and copy protection seems never to be installed.
by Peter Greenfield on Wednesday January 16th 2008, 20:57
Oh yes, the game has some funny quirks as it goes for wine.
You need to copy off the cd X2.exe into the directory that the game is in. From there you need to start the game in that directory. I do it with wine X2.exe in the directory. Haven't got around to creating a desktop shortcut, but I couldn't see it being a problem.
Sorry to anyone who tried the game and couldn't get it to run because of this.
by Frank on Sunday January 13th 2008, 16:35
Installed the game with the version 1.4 and applied the bonus pack and the cd-check-removal update.
App runs but hardly satisfactory.
First tried it in set resolution mode and every time the window lost the focus, some keys & mouse would stop working for a while.
In non-set resolution mode you could not alt-tab out but the behavior noted above still happened and you were forced to alt-f4 out which would leave your resolution broken. (re-login fixes it)
* when changing the key setup, the 'please press key you wish to assign' dialog did not work and you are forced to terminate the process (which only terminates mentioned dialog). You could still set the keys if you used the key you wish to set to close the dialog.
* in both cases there were screens that were not shown correctly.
* the game was very instable and crashed after about 30 mins playing.