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Warlords: Battlecry II

All versions (1.0 to 1.04 beta)

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.infinite-interactiv...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc2

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Test Results

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What works

Everything tested:

- Campaign

- Skirmish

- After Battle (see below)

- Creating Heros

- Playing Intro from options

- switching to higher resolution

What does not

I had two random issues after battles were over:

 - annoying: once when leveling a hero the game crashed (with the state reverting to before the battle)

 - minor inconvenience: once after battle (when selecting retinue) graphics got garbled (a lot of black, graphics mostly half width) and stayed like this, worked though and restarting solved this

Workarounds

The game comes with extra information in the form of .chm files for which shortcuts are installed in the menu. These have path escaping issues and the wine builtin stuff is not really able to display it (as opposed to the software delivered with windows), but there are linux native chm-readers. I sucessfully used xchm.

What was not tested

Multiplayer

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

This is about the GOG version, which has version 2.0.0.4 in its download name - which is listed as (regular) 1.0.0.4 ingame. But the difference to my old game CD is that the GOG version works - and the old one does not. I guess they must have fixed something (small?).


Tested with wine-3.0-rc2, selecting 4.0 'cause that is considered too old (but not giving a good feedback about the release currently in LTS Ubuntu does not seem right either...).


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20194.0-rc2Yes Yes YesGoldaxm 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 19 20172.0.2Yes Yes NoGarbageaxm 
ShowMandriva CookerAug 10 20091.1.27Yes Yes GoldGrzegorz Łuszczek 
ShowMandriva CookerMar 16 20091.1.17Yes Yes GoldGrzegorz Łuszczek 
ShowMandriva CookerMar 12 20091.1.16Yes Yes GoldGrzegorz Łuszczek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4418 black screen when starting Warlords Battlecry NEW View
43763 Warlords Battlecry II crashes on load map UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
When you start the game, the screen may be black. Switch to another program (Alt + Tab) and then back to the game, and it should appear.

Elements such as taskbars designed to cover other applications are not hidden when Warlords Battlecry II is run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.

Multiplayer
To get multiplayer working, place the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.

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