War of the Ring
Skirmishes with the AI
What does not
Everything works that I tested.
What was not tested
Multiplayer on LAN
Multiplayer on line
I'd been trying to get this to work without the white characters (or black on high graphics settings) to no avail. Others have explained that you need to tweak down graphics settings or turn off GLSL (or in some cases on !). Well, even I disabled GLSL using Kwrite or Notepad (Regedit wouldn't let me change the setting) Wine would restore it on launch. What a pain. BUT, in my case, I was able to get BfME, RotWK to work FLAWLESSLY by using Winetricks "disable GLSL". (If you want to reenable GLSL, use Winetricks "enable GLSL (default)". That's it, and that's all. All characters look great, the Living World Map is no longer oversaturated and the game runs great on Ultra High graphics settings (O.K. I have a fairly decent rig), even with the shader settings at max (I'm just guessing it's falling back to the ABR (ARB?) shadders instead of GLSL). Looks smashing. Vertex shaders are set to "Hardware" in Winecfg and pixel shaders are set to on (the checkbox is checked). Basicly, these are the default settings, as I recall, without with the game will complain that you don't have DirectX9c installed. One more note, because my monitor is normally set to 1280 x 1024 and the game didn't offer that resolution, I had to manually edit its options.ini file to get that fit. Once properly fitted, I had no more problems with side scrolling using the mouse and screen edges, or with having to set the KDE taskbar to "autohide". Any screen settings not offered by default show as blank in the games options screen, however, so if you change them for one that is offered but change your mind, you have to go back and edit the ini file again.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Mar 22 2020||5.4||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Dr-Bracket|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 10 2019||4.9-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Prometheus05|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 21 2018||3.6||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Luke|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jul 10 2017||2.11-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lakorta|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Mar 22 2013||1.5.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|