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MechWarrior 4: Vengeance 1.0



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NameMechWarrior 4: Vengeance
Version1.0
License  
URLhttp://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes  
RatingGold
Wine Version1.3.2
Maintainers of this version:
Description
released version
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • everything single player related


What does not

  • nothing


What was not tested

  • multiplayer (are servers for mw4 vengeance still online?)


Additional Comments

Howto:
- create an empty wine prefix
- use winetricks to install a few things: "winetricks vcrun2005 directx9 directplay quartz"
- install MW4 Vengeance
- patch it with the official patch (it's an self-extracting zip archive, after unpacking go into the folder, you unpacked it to and run the executable from there)
- get a nocd crack from somewhere
- create a file "options.ini" inside the game folder containing


[graphics options]                                                                                           
VideoDriverIndex=0                                                                                           
DetailTexture=true                                                                                           
MultiTexture=true                                                                                            
LightMaps=true                                                                                               
Culturals=true                                                                                               
Footsteps=true                                                                                               
MissionMusic=true
NoBlend=false
AntiAlias=false
VertexLighting=true
SimpleLighting=false
MipBias=0
ShadowMode=1
fontsmall=2
fontmedium=2
fontlarge=2
fontlarge2=2
fontlarge3=2
screenwidth=1280
screenheight=1024
bitdepth=32
FancyWater=true
MovieTextures=true
MaxLights=8
Compositing=3
EffectLOD=0.000000
LOD=-25000.000000
LoadRadius=4
HideSky=false

[sound options]
LowEndSound=false
Radius=1.000000
hardwaremixing=false

[special commands]
KillGame=false
AutoTorsoCenter=2
HudDamageMode=false
HudTargetDamageMode=false

[server]
AllowDecalTransfer=0

[joystick]
BiThrottleCenter=0.300000
BiThrottleLow=0.250000
BiThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneThrottleCenter=0.300000
OneThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneWayThrottle=false

[msr spectator]
testMSR=helloMSRSpectator
allowHudNameDisplay=1
allowHudChatDisplay=1
overShoulderHeroOffset_x=4.500000
overShoulderHeroOffset_y=1.000000
overShoulderHeroOffset_z=-10.000000
overShoulderEnemyOffset_x=25.000000
overShoulderEnemyOffset_y=-5.000000
overShoulderEnemyOffset_z=5.000000
sideShotDelta_X=0.700000
sideShotDelta_Y=5.000000
sideShotHead_Y=10.000000
FrtShot_HeadY=6.000000
FrtShot_CamY=3.000000
FrtShot_Dist=15.000000
FixedTrack_X=1.000000
FixedTrack_Y=15.000000
FixedTrack_Z=25.000000
DeathSeq_X=0.000000
DeathSeq_Y=4.000000
DeathSeq_Z=-50.000000
DeathAnimDelay=1.300000
DeathAnimDur=2.700000

[network options]
ConnectionType=lan
ConnectionSpeed=10000
PacketSize=472
DefaultConnection=My Connection
PlayerIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga
TeamIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga


- if you need fullscreen, unpack wine-1.3.2.tar.bz2, go into that directory and run "pach -p1 -i /path/to/wine-1.3.2_mw4.patch", the file wine-1.3.2_mw4.patch containing

diff -urN wine-1.3.2/dlls/ddraw/ddraw.c wine-1.3.2_mw4/dlls/ddraw/ddraw.c
--- wine-1.3.2/dlls/ddraw/ddraw.c       2010-09-03 19:39:05.000000000 +0200
+++ wine-1.3.2_mw4/dlls/ddraw/ddraw.c   2010-09-07 17:45:05.851730011 +0200
@@ -4502,7 +4502,9 @@
     {
         FIXME("Only one Direct3D device per DirectDraw object supported.\n");
         LeaveCriticalSection(&ddraw_cs);
-        return DDERR_INVALIDPARAMS;
+        *device = (IDirect3DDevice7 *)object;
+        return D3D_OK;
+//         return DDERR_INVALIDPARAMS;
     }
 
     object = HeapAlloc(GetProcessHeap(), HEAP_ZERO_MEMORY, sizeof(*object));

- now "./configure && make" to build patched wine.
- get native windows amstream.dll from somewhere, place it in the game folder
- run the game "WINEDLLOVERRIDES="amstream=n" /path/to/wine-1.3.2/wine MW4.exe -noautoconfig /gosnodialogs"
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo LinuxSep 07 20101.3.2 Yes Yes Gold Georg Hennig 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 22 20101.1.36 Yes No Garbage Nicolas Predella 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 27 20080.9.56. Yes Yes Bronze Georg Hennig 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20080.9.52. No Not installable Garbage Matze Sternler 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 16 20070.9.37. Yes No Garbage Jeff D. Hanson 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8563 MechWarrior 4: Vengeance fails to start NEW View
24308 Fullscreen fails for MechWarrior 4 games (Only one D3D device per DirectDraw object) UNCONFIRMED View

 

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Crash when clicking Graphics in Options Menu
by Georg Hennig on Wednesday September 8th 2010, 14:49
Forgot to add one crucial step to my comments: make sure, options.ini has DOS file format (newline character is \r\n, not only \n).

The easiest way is to create the file with a text editor of your choice, and then use the tool "unix2dos options.ini" (or "todos options.ini" for ubuntu users).

For MW4 Black Knight, the options file is called "optionsx.ini" btw

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MW4 working (most of it)
by Georg Hennig on Wednesday February 27th 2008, 4:10
How to proceed to get the game working:

- Install it (should work fine; choose complete installation)

- Patch it, if you want to (for later patches, e.g. 3.0 you'll need to set your windows version to win98, because the Cdac14ba.dll creates an executable CDAC14BA.EXE inside windows/system32/drivers directory, which hangs, and you had to kill it several times, when you're inside game menu. For win98 it tries to load something like CDAC14BA.vxd which silently fails)

- Get a NoCD-crack from somewhere

- Sometimes, you'll have to have CD 2 inserted in your drive (or image mounted). The location of the CD must be set as CDRom-drive in winecfg, and in system.reg CDPath has to point to this location, e.g.
[Software\\Microsoft\\Microsoft Games\\MechWarrior Vengeance]
"CDPath"="D:\\"

- Create a file "options.ini" inside your game directory, containing this (modify it for your needs, these are high detail settings. screenwidth/screenheight settings might be interesting):

-------------------

[graphics options]
videodriverindex=0
detailtexture=true
multitexture=true
lightmaps=true
culturals=true
footsteps=true
missionmusic=true
noblend=false
antialias=false
vertexlighting=true
simplelighting=false
mipbias=0
shadowmode=1
fontsmall=-2
fontmedium=-2
fontlarge=-2
fontlarge2=-2
fontlarge3=-2
screenwidth=1024
screenheight=768
bitdepth=32
fancywater=true
movietextures=true
maxlights=8
compositing=3
effectlod=0.000000
lod=0.000000
loadradius=4
HideSky=false

[sound options]
lowendsound=false
radius=1.000000
hardwaremixing=false

[special commands]
killgame=false
AutoTorsoCenter=0
HudDamageMode=false
HudTargetDamageMode=false

[server]
allowdecaltransfer=0

[network options]
ConnectionType=lan
ConnectionSpeed=10000
PacketSize=512
PlayerIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga
TeamIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga

[joystick]
BiThrottleCenter=0.300000
BiThrottleLow=0.250000
BiThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneThrottleCenter=0.300000
OneThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneWayThrottle=false

-----------------------

The only critical key seems to be "shadowmode=1". Don't set it to "shadowmode=2", the game will crash whenever you see a Mech (including your own one on 3rd person view)

- Run the game with

wine MW4.exe -noautoconfig -window /gosnoblade /gosusehw /gosnodialogs /gosnovideo

Explanation:
noautoconfig / gosnoblade options:
Everything blade.dll related doesn't work; autoconfig uses blade.dll.

window option:
is optional, but as fullscreen doesn't work, this seems to prevent it from trying to go to fullscreen mode.

gosusehw option:
Without it I get an error dialog saying that my hardware doesn't fit to MW4 :-)

gosnodialogs option:
optional. suppresses error dialogs, where we would have to click "continue".

gosnovideo option:
With enabled videos, game doesn't even start. I tried to recompress the videos, without success. Also native amstream.dll doesn't work (with native amstream.dll game complains about getfiltergraph, before crashing, but that seems to be a non-critical error)

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Installs fine / won't run or patch
by Aniruddha on Wednesday May 23rd 2007, 19:38
I have installed MW4 without problem. However I can't apply the patch and the game refuses to start :(

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For installing
by Sombra on Saturday March 24th 2007, 11:12
To install the game, if you have trouble with the cdrom eject, take both cds and copy all files to the same dir, and start installation from this dir. This work for sure

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Any updates??
by Gary Roberts on Thursday October 26th 2006, 18:42
Has anyone looked into this since the last posting?

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by Sombra on Wednesday June 21st 2006, 17:58
if u wants to install game find msadp32.acm, imaadp32.acm, msg711.acm and put them in system32 folder. This will skip adpcm bug.

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