WWII Online: Battleground Europe

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.

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Under Windows 2000 compatibility:

  • menu system,
  • server connection
  • in-game graphics
Under Windows XP compatibility
  • the menu system seems to render correctly; can't proceed further due to the mouse issues described below.

What does not

Under Windows 2000 compatibility

  • When in-game, mouse seems stuck in a 'box', making in impossible to turn the character all the way around

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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 32 x86_64Jun 13 20205.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumIlgaz Öcal 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Mar 08 20194.3Yes Yes YesGoldBrian V 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Nov 30 20183.21Yes Yes YesGoldBrian V 
ShowLinux Mint 19 CinnamonNov 23 20183.0.3Yes Yes NoSilverLaurent Salou 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Sep 07 20172.16Yes Yes NoBronzeBrian V 

Known Bugs

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

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