Singleplayer, multiplayer, and editor all work without major issues.
What does not
Minimization is buggy. There are problems when running at full screen and then alt-tabbing. Restoring the screen causes the fullscreen window to be misplaced or for desktop UI elements (like toolbars, docks, etc) to be superimposed on the game screen.
The workaround to this is very simple. Simply do not run at fullscreen.
Adding parameters to the launch such as /win -resolution 1600 900 will allow the game to be launched in a window mode. These resolution values can be whatever you want, just tweak the values to whatever you're comfortable with.
What was not tested
Some performance penalty compared to running on Windows but still quite playable. I advise disabling vsync and triple buffering (in-game graphics options) if you experience problems with responsiveness. dbghelp and msvcr90 DLL overrides (native, builtin) may need to be set in the winecfg program. If you are running the executable from a windows folder and have not run the 1.3 installer you may need to install some dependencies like d3dx9 and vcrun2008 using winetricks or whatever other method you prefer.
|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|
|Current||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.