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: 6.0

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What works

Game starts and (after Alt-Tabbing) displays Main menu. Can create/load hero, start campaign, select retinue ...

Intro runs only when selected in game, not upfront.

What does not

Creating new Heros, since typing did not work one time (only tested once) - but I have seen it working at least once with a clean install. Using existing game data worked.

Game crashes (multiple test runs) when starting a new scenario.

err:x11settings:X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsEx No matching mode found 1280x1024x16 @0! (XRandR 1.2)

... this produces a black screen with a wine error popunder to which can only be navigated by Alt-Tabbing and switching workspaces back and forth.

Tested disabling pulse audio with: WINENOPULSE=1 wine Battlecry\ II.exe.

This was the same with 1.6.2(? - the current official Ubuntu version). For that version, the behavior is the same with Ubuntu 16.04 (here: 14.04).

More details: see 43763.


What was not tested

In game gameplay (not possible), in-game videos, Multiplayer, ...

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20216.0Yes Yes YesGoldaxm 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20194.0-rc2Yes Yes YesGoldaxm 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 19 20172.0.2Yes Yes NoGarbageaxm 
ShowMandriva CookerAug 10 20091.1.27Yes Yes NoGoldGrzegorz Łuszczek 
ShowMandriva CookerMar 16 20091.1.17Yes Yes NoGoldGrzegorz 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

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.

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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created bug report 50932
by axm on Monday April 5th 2021, 11:59