ÂThe game loads from both the Unreal Anthology launcher and from the Unreal2.exe directly. I got audio working by setting Hardware acceleration to Full.
The cinematics play flawlessly, and all contrÂols, sounds, and graphics are every bit as good as they would be on a native Windows machine with the exception listed below.
What does not
The mouse pointer will get stuck on the bounds of the game window, even in fullscreen. The MouseWarpOverride registry hack doesn't fix this problem. However I was able to play the game reasonably well in 1680 x 1050 resolution once I got the hang of turning around. Luckily this resolution was such that I had a greater than 360 degree turning radius.
Attempting to run the game with sound emulation rather than full hardware support in Wine resulted in dead silence.
Also, the game will not load any maps at all unless you add the following dll files to your windows/system32 folder in Wine AND set them to native in winecfg: dmband.dll dmloader.dll dmscript.dll It should be noted that while there are dll files in the Wine system directory with these names, the game will NOT run on them. I nabbed these from a legitimate copy of Windows XP, but you should be able to find these for free download online after a brief Google search. I recommend backing up your originals that came with your Wine install and archiving them in a folder somewhere just in case.
What was not tested
Nothing after level 2.
If the mouse issue were fixed, (or I could figure out how to fix it), this game would get a Gold rating hands down. However the game is still quite playable for me after the dll files were replaced.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Jun 24 2013||1.6-rc2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||May 28 2013||1.5.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Dec 08 2012||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya"||Oct 23 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 29 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|