When I ran it the first time, nothing worked, I merely got a fatal error and a black screen. upon moving the folder into the Wine Prefix>C_drive, it ran perfectly.
What does not
So far the only issues I've hit are
What was not tested
I was unable to really test Mods, or creating a dedicated server. You can host local servers without issue, and joining online ones is easy (with a CD key). I also downloaded my version off the internet, so I never had the CD to test, so not sure how to run it off a disk.
I plan to to this in the future, but I think I can upload custom textures or edit the ones that come with the game, but I would need an actual windows computer to do that.
--MULTIPLAYER-- If you don't have the original box with the CD key, google extra CD keys (there's a youtube video with a list of them) use one of these and enter it into Battlefield Vietnam>eReg>Battlefield Vietnam_Code.exe enter the code and the window should disappear NOTE: the way BFV checks to see if a CD key is valid, is if any of them repeat between players, so if you can't join a server, that means someone else in-game is using your CD key, so simply go back and enter a different key --FOR PLAYING THE GAME WITHOUT A CD-- I have a MacBook air, and the sleek design comes at a price, with no CD tray. This can be worked around by downloading the game and running the .exe, BUT this will only work if you have the entire game folder in the wine_prefix_32>c_drive --EDITING SETTINGS-- Luckily to edit any setting manually in the documents, you only need to go to Battlefield Vietnam>Mods>BfVietnam>Settings all of these .con files can be opened by the Text Edit application, and are fairly self explanatory.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 24 x86_64||Oct 03 2016||1.9.17||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 24 x86_64||Oct 03 2016||1.9.17||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 29 2016||1.9.17||Yes||No||Garbage||Mark Carbonaro|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"||Feb 27 2017||1.6-rc4||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||The Watcher|
|Show||Linux Lite 1.0.6||Oct 03 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
As of wine v1.2 this is no longer needed.
As at Wine v0.9.58 Battlefield Vietnam works well, but there are some changes that need to be made to get it working and you have two choices, they are both simple and it really depends on whether you want to play the game full screen or not. I would strongly recommend that you run BFV in a window, but the choice is yours
Start winecfg, go the Graphics tab and select "Emulate Virtual Desktop" and enter a valid resolution (I used 1024x768). Once that is set you can launch the game in a window and it seems to all work fine.
If you need to run the game full screen you can change "renderer.allowAllRefreshRates 1" in "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield Vietnam\Mods\BfVietnam\settings\VideoDefault.con" and that seems to work also, although when the game exist my screen resolution is stuck at the game resolution.