|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.6.2|
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Mouse(pre-hacked with 'force_edge' option)/Keyboard
3D Rendering,character animations,shader programs,bloom,Shadows,Lighting and post-processing
Multi-Core support (*see extra comments)
(*see extra comments)
What does not
Initial startup but can be fixed with a hack to the newer Wine versions - 1.1.22 and above
Revert patch - http://paste2.org/p/700203
What was not tested
-=System Info=- Linux 2.6.33/Ubuntu 9.10 Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.4 Ghz Geforce GT 200 DDR3 1024MB (695/840) 2 Gig 1066Mhz DDR2 ME2 v1.01 @ 1280x1024 *There's an odity in Multi-core/Multi-Processor detection with MassEffect2Config.exe where multi-core processors are designated as having 1 processor and 1 core. To override this oddity open ~/BioWare/Mass Effect 2/BIOGame/systeminformation.xml and set the appropriate values for numcores and numprocessors and then make the file read-only. *If you expereince low-resolution blocky lighting and shadows initially, open ~/BioWare/Mass Effect 2/BIOGame/Config/GamerSettings.ini and add [TextureLODSettings] TEXTUREGROUP_LightAndShadowMap=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=4096,LODBias=1) or [TextureLODSettings] TEXTUREGROUP_LightAndShadowMap=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=4096,LODBias=0) Since ME2 is UT3 based all .ini tweaks can be put in here and will override the Coalesced.ini and DefaultEngine.ini. *Use foobar2000 to set the playback device and then select the Direct Analog version in MassEffect2Config.exe. I haven't had a problem running it with Alsa version 22.214.171.124 after the pain of getting sound figured out right. *GamerSettings.ini - http://paste2.org/p/700213 *Did I mention this game is amazing? :)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 28 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 16 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Matt|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Feb 25 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||Booman|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 24 2012||1.5.11||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Galym Kerimbekov|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Nov 06 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sebastiano Tibolla|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|6971||Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8354||Mouse is constantly recentered is some games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18019||Some Bioware games' setup crashes when changing install directory||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21519||Mass Effect 2 crashes after start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22091||Dragon Age Awakening/Mass Effect 2 installers crash with ntdll error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22548||Mass Effect 2/Singularity: Banding in lighting effects||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22919||Mass Effect 2 Installer hang (and then crash) during PhysX install||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23125||Mass Effect 2 requires d3dx10_39.dll||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23126||Mass Effect 2 requires msvcp80||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23127||Mass Effect 2 ignores keystrokes unless in virtual desktop||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23135||Mass Effect 2 hangs/crashes after Shepard is reanimated||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23150||Mass Effect 2: No audio in menus/videos/game||REOPENED||View|
|23151||Mass Effect 2: in intro video, Miranda's eyes are solid white||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|23184||Mass Effect 2: can't authenticate disc||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23218||Mass Effect 2: Illusive Man's lips don't move in intro movie||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23684||Mass Effect 2 demo: decals on walls and floor flicker||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23832||Mass Effect 2 stutter on initial rotation after awakening||NEW||View|
|24392||Unreal Engine 3: Motion Blur Effect Makes Games Unplayable||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|24650||Mass Effect 2 (demo/full version): hangs if you alt+tab away and back||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24805||Mass Effect 2 hangs sometimes when loading a save game||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|30554||Mass Effect 2 only renders a black screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31436||Mass Effect 2/3 won't run properly with wine-1.5.10||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|34972||Fullscreen applications are only partially visible||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
DLC for Mass Effect 2 seems to work okay. You need an EA account & Bioware account. You have to link your bioware account to your EA master account.
When done, you can login to http://social.bioware.com/user_entitlements.phpÂ and download theÂ content manually.
I have tested the Inferno Armor, Blood Dragon Armor,Â Zaeed - The Price of Revenge (Cerberus Network), Normandy Crash Site (Cerberus Network).
Launch the installer in the wineprefix you have Mass Effect 2 installed, the installer will fail (for me) at cleaning up the install. It is safe to kill the install process.
Once you have started Mass Effect 2, login to the Cerberus Network with your EA account and the DLC will be authorised (you may get a warning the first time)
Please purge your previously wine installation before using that HowTo!
For patching and installing wine on Ubuntu:
apt-get build-dep wine
(This wine version is given as an example)
tar xjpf wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
patch -p1 < raw3.patch
For patching and installing wine on Gentoo:
mkdir -p /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9
wget -O /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9/raw_input.patch 'dl.dropbox.com/u/6901628/raw3.patch'
Thanks to t800 for the tip ;-)
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