Unreal II: The Awakening

Application Details:

Version: 1000-1403
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc2

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Test Results

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What works

­The 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 contr­ols, 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.

System Tweaks
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.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jun 24 20131.6-rc2Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"May 28 20131.5.31Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 08 20121.5.18Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Oct 23 20121.5.15Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20121.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4805 Direct music loader release CLOSED FIXED View
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
29416 Unreal 2: Texture memory is corrupted on certain action UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

You need to have a valid sound driver else the DirectMusic init will failed (and U2 too).


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