Âinstalling, patching to 1.1, patching to 1.2.16, playing, cutscenesÂ
What does not
ÂCopy protection, Gamespy Lobby
What was not tested
Â Multiplayer over LAÂN(includes Hamachi, xfire...)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Sep 02 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sixsixfive|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jun 13 2010||1.2-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sixsixfive|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 26 2010||1.1.36||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Dec 21 2008||1.1.11||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Sixsixfive|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|7065||Get SecuROM copy-protection working||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18794||Using FBO as the ORM crashes with (broken) fglrx drivers - not a Wine bug||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|18822||Homeworld2: crashes at startup (FBO related?)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers
This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug. Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.
See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.
-nosound, runs the game without sound. Useful if you have sound problems
-w XXXX -h YYYY, sets the resolution to XXXXxYYYY
-windowed, runs homeworld in a window(for window decoration you have to use a virtual desktop
-hardwareCursor, enables the hardware cursor
-ssnologo, disables the relic logo on screenshots
-nomovies, disables all movies
-novideoerrors, disables graphic errors(popup your video card is too old...
-noS3TC, disables S3 texture compression
-nopbuffer, disables pixel buffer
-novbo, disables vertex buffer objects
-noDisplayLists, disables display lists
RelicNews Technical HelpÂ
(more detailed info about the switches)
HW 1.0: open winecfg, go to "Drives", click on "Autodetect...", mount your CD and retry
HW 1.1: make sure that you use a nocd-patch
2.) No Story and Subtitles in Cutscenes (European Version)
HW 1.1: replace your language file under your Homeworld2/Data folder with one of these.
3.) Multiplayer/Gamespy Lobby says wrong CD-Key?
@all: try reinstall in a clean WINEPREFIX(maybe you have/had the demo installed?)
@all: or you have HW2 installed with a different WINEPREFIX(serial is stored in registry)
4.) Network not available?
@all: Gamespy lobby does not work
5.) HW2 crashes
@all: try the -nopbuffer switch
@all: do not enable oss in winecfg
6.) Widescreen Monitor and Hidden Buttons
@all: use the resolution commandline switch eg. Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 960
@nvidia-users: you can set this over the ÂOpenGL Environment VariablesÂ
@all other: enable FSAA in your xorg-config
8.) When patching the game to 1.1 the patch program hangs when writing EULA.txt.
@all:You have to kill before it hangs(i.e. with the xkill command on a console, and then click on the window). The window with the problem is a installer that pops when patching, if you kill that window, the patcher works as spected
9.) Objects and units are not rendered properly
@all: try the -novbo switch