Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

CD released version

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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Test Results

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What works

Installation – Successfully installed from the 64bit installer provided by

Single Player – Ran flawlessly (up to level 3, cause then I stopped playing)

Cutscenes – Also ran flawlessly

Mutliplayer – Hosting and Joining (only tested across a private network)  

What does not

Switching between multiplayer levels – Aborting the game, or ending the level and waiting for the next level to load doesn't work. The game seems to be unresponsive after a level ends in multiplayer.

Multiplayer across private networks – using tcpdump and watching the logs on my router, communication was occurring on the correct ports. The hosted game simply could never be found.


What was not tested

The full (Single Player) game

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Wine 1.6-rc2 and rc3 seem to run the game the best. Using more recent versions causes some cutscene and menu glitches. Note on Installation: The .iso disks must be mounted to the D:/ drive for proper installation. This must be ensured in wine cfg > drives. Native DLL overrides as listed previously: (dplay.dll, dplayx.dll, dpwsock.dll, dpwsockx.dll). These dll files as well as dplaysvr.exe must be manually copied from Disk 1 into drive_c/windows/system32 folder.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Jan 26 20172.0Yes Yes GoldKevin Davis 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20151.7.33Yes Yes SilverMickael C. Guimaraes 
CurrentMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Jul 29 20151.6-rc3No, but has workaround Yes GoldKevin Davis 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Mar 25 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Feb 29 20121.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
10865 Jedi Knight Dark Forces II Demo - crash CLOSED FIXED View
11090 menu items are redrawn incorrectly on mouse over - jedi knight dark forces II CLOSED FIXED View
11092 Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II Demo: cutscene does not display correctly CLOSED FIXED View
11516 jedi knight: dark forces II is upsidedown when 3d accel is enabled CLOSED FIXED View
11689 jedi knight: dark forces II: stack overflow if 3d accel is enabled CLOSED FIXED View
12500 jedi knight window is unmanaged, no title or borders CLOSED FIXED View
12904 Thief The Dark Project crashes on game start CLOSED FIXED View
14946 Aliens vs Predator exits while starting game engine CLOSED FIXED View
15056 Graphical glitches in the menu of The longest journey demo CLOSED FIXED View
17900 RenderTargetLockMode=disabled required for playable display (ati) CLOSED ABANDONED View
22356 Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II - weapons flicker CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Application crashes

To work around the menu problem, start the main application like this:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/LucasArts/Jedi\ Knight/

wine jk.exe -windowgui

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To play online

Copy these files from the cdrom to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32

  • dplay.dll
  • dplaysvr.exe
  • dplayx.dll
  • dpwsock.dll
  • dpwsockx.dll

set these to native using winecfg

  • dplay.dll
  • dplayx.dll
  • dpwsock.dll
  • dpwsockx.dll


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Dark Forces II Jedi Knight, Can't Play Multiplayer
by Matthew Guertin on Monday May 9th 2016, 15:37

So, I followed instructions and opened JK using the -windowgui command in the terminal, but the join/host connection boxes were still empty. When I rolled the cursor over those boxes, there were sounds of items being encountered; but when I clicked on them repeatedly, I got a "Cannot connect to the network" error message. I also followed instructions and set all the required .dll files as native, and that didn't do anything, either. Anyone know how to fix this? (I use Lubuntu, if that matters.)
RE: Dark Forces II Jedi Knight, Can't Play Multiplayer
by Kevin Davis on Tuesday January 17th 2017, 19:58
Seems like it could be a GUI error not loading the text for the different network options or that the network options themselves are not loading. Have you tried running JK without the -windowgui option, and have you tried running winetricks for directplay and directx9?