Version 3.5.7 of Battle City includes the following updates:

  • Promotions now broadcast to all players
  • Fix to bug that allowed shooting through Command Center
  • Fix to bug which prevented event cities from showing up on city list
  • Newbie Tip for picking up an item only shown if not already holding that item!
  • MAYBE a fix for client crashing problem.

Application Details:

Version: 3.57
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Loging in.
Selecting a city.
Picking up/Dropping items.
Building cities.

What does not

Music. You will get the an error "Failed to load music!"

All of the IDirectMusic* things are stubs. And the game tries to access this even if you disable music in the game.

Just click ok, and the game will continue on without music.


What was not tested

AFAIK, everything was tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I do not know of any dll overrides or anything that will allow the music to work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 06 20081.1.0Yes Yes GoldJason Keeslar 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9027 No sound for rise of nations - all versions NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Download the game and run the installer. This will extract all of the files, and make a "BattleCity" folder in your current Dir.

Open up the "options.ini" and make the following changes.

And if you want the fps to be a little bit better...

Save the file, and then run winecfg. Setup these options.

Windows Version: 98
Audio: chose an appropriate audio driver for your system.


Now run BattleCity.exe and click 'ok' on the error about music.
The first time you run it, the updater will download some updates. It should work fine.

Sometimes the game will become unresponsive, after updates, loging in/out, or similer things.
Just kill the "bc.exe" process and run "BattleCity.exe" again.

You should be able to take it from here.


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