Battlefield Heroes

Application Details:

Version: 1.*
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.19

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The main interface Joining a game

What does not

Staying in a game (you will get kicked by punkbuster) In-game graphics (may be due to a driver bug, YMMV)


What was not tested

Installing (used existing install from windows) everything else

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

While I did not install under wine, this shouldn't be a problem, as it's handled by the same pugin used for launching. Here's how to proceed: 1. Go to website, register for an account. 2. Install a windows browser, I used IE8: $ winetricks ie8 3. In the windows browser, go to website, log in, click Play Now. If you are using IE8, you'll have to set up permission for the plugin to work. I added the website to my "Trusted Sites" and set the security level for trusted sites to low. The plugin should now install itself, and then start installing BFH. 3. b) If installing BFH under wine proves impossible, you can use an existing windows installation (anybody's should work). Simply quit the plugin, then add a registry value HKLM_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield Heroes\Installation Dir of type string. The value is the full path to the existing install, something like Z:\mnt\windows\bfh Now go back to the website and click Play Now again. 4. By now, BFH should be installed, and the plugin should check for updates, then launch the main interface.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"May 06 20111.3.19Yes Yes GarbageDaniel Skorka 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 14 20101.3.9No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20101.1.41Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 12Mar 07 20101.1.40Yes Yes GarbageBéla Gyebrószki 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Dec 25 20091.1.32No Not installable GarbageSimon W. 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


1) configure wine to use a 1024x768 virtual desktop and set the version to windows XP


3) go to the beta site and donwloadthe game

4) if there are graphic bugs (blocky shadows) launch regedit and add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\AppDefaults\BFHeroes.exe\Direct3D and then make a new string and call it OffscreenRenderingMode then set its value to fbo

5) if the game crashes at the charater selction then delet the battflield heroes folder from the home directroy

6) have fun playing the game

if u do not emulate the virtual desktop the game failed to launch in my tests


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