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No special tweaking necessary - everything works from installation to playing the game. Do the following: 1) Install the game 2) Install the patch v 1.3 PB 5.1 3) When it offers to install DX9 - AGREE and proceed. Then start the game and enjoy :) Please note: 1) DX install should not overwrite any existing wine files, but I am not sure about this. So, you may find your Wine broken for other apps. May be not. So do it at your own risk! I would recommend PlayOnLinux to make sure your wine remains stable. 2) There is a bug with screen resolution. The game seems to work great on every resolution, except the highest one. If you use the highest res - your game is likely to hang right after the logo videos on start up. If your game hangs because of this, exit it with Alt-F4, go to the game root folder and delete "UserPrefs" file. This will allow you to start the game normally again in working 640x480. 3) Another note about resolution. Don't know why, but when I choose 1280x960 res in the (my native res is 1280x1024) my monitor switches to 1280x1024 and the game works in this mode. 4) Sound sounds a bit "metal", but this is not the latest patch problem 5) Tested all these on Opensuse 11.2 64bit, GF8800GTX, wine 1.1.36-2.1. 6) On my netbook with Intel graph card the game looks like a mess and almost unplayable. I guess thats the problem of my drivers, but strangely enough, previous game versions were fine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Feb 19 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Harold Meneley|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"||Nov 01 2015||1.7.54||Yes||Yes||Silver||Harold Meneley|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Jun 21 2015||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Harold Meneley|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 18 2014||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||David Bobb|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 23 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Bronze||L29Ah|
The beta patch 1.3 public beta 4 requires a special workaround in order to get it working properly in Wine.
1) Run 'winecfg'
2) Go to 'libraries' tab
3) Add a new DLL override titled 'dbghelp'
4) Ensure that it uses the following settings: 'Native then builtin'
This should allow you to play BZ2 v 1.3pb4 providing your videocard drivers have proper 3D, and you are using the right compatibility settings (Win98 is recommended)
All future test reports where this has not been done for 1.3pb4 will be rejected.