As this game is regularly updated (and has been over the past decade), all results are condensed into a single version that represents the current state of the game.
Under Windows 2000 compatibility:
What does not
Under Windows 2000 compatibility
Other than that, everything seems compatible under the WinXP compatibility settings.
Under Windows XP compatibility, the mouse is stuck in a small bounding box in the center of the screen in the game menu system, making it impossible to use the menu system to enter the game world, or to exit the game. A reboot of X is normally required.
Both XP and 200 behavior are detailed in Bug 8291
What was not tested
I've played the game extensively under earlier versions of WINE when there was a workaround for the mouse bug; at that time, everything worked perfectly, apart from an occasional inexplicable crash.
I rated this bronze as the game is not playable with these mouse. However, the only thing standing between this and and full gold or platinum rating is the mouse issues - I played the game for a several week trial period under Wine 0.9.45 or so. At that time, the game played perfectly apart from the mouse issue; I could work around that since alt-tabbing between windows in the background would 'unstick' the mouse temporarily and allow me to access the menus. In-game play worked perfectly!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||Jun 13 2020||5.9||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Ilgaz Öcal|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Mar 08 2019||4.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Brian V|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Nov 30 2018||3.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Brian V|
|Show||Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon||Nov 23 2018||3.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Laurent Salou|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64||Sep 07 2017||2.16||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Brian V|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|6971||Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16052||wwiionline (Battleground Europe): bad fps drops when playing certain sounds||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|16054||wwiionline (Battleground Europe): some sounds are not heard from the players position but from elsewhere||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|17711||wwiionline (Battleground Europe); wine ignores keyboard in online mode||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|18251||Battleground Europe: Infantry movement keys not working properly||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|19948||Starscape OpenGL mode - screen stays black||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20253||WWII Online: Battleground Europe crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23236||WWIIOnline: joystick not responding||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26517||The game Battleground Europe crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28067||In Battleground Europe mouse stuck in middle of screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|