- 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
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
This is about the GOG version, which has version 18.104.22.168 in its download name - which is listed as (regular) 22.214.171.124 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...).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 15 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||axm|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 03 2019||4.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||axm|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 19 2017||2.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||axm|
|Show||Mandriva Cooker||Aug 10 2009||1.1.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||Grzegorz Åuszczek|
|Show||Mandriva Cooker||Mar 16 2009||1.1.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||Grzegorz Åuszczek|
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.
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.