Black & White 2

Patched version of black and white 2

Application Details:

Version: 1.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

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What works

Installed from disks, and upgraded to patch 1.2 before attempting to play. Install and upgrades worked without a hitch.

Mouse, graphics, and in-game functionality all worked as per a Windows install with no noticed misbehaviour.  I have completed the tutorial world, and the next three worlds flawlessly to date. Game-play to date is over 20 odd hours.

What does not

Resolutions over 1600 along the x dimension did not properly work.

Crashed twice on the opening cinematic of the Norse world as the two advisors finish up their discussion on the norse leader. However, on both instances, I'd been playing for several hours straight. Rerunning the game, and continuing sees the cinematic complete successfully.


What was not tested

I have only tested part-way into the second japanese map.

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Additional Comments

Only two things were required to get it working: 1) As per other reports, the d3dx9_25.dll needed to be extracted from the CAB of the 1st install disk, and dropped into the program folder of the game. Via Ubuntu, there's a utility called 'cabextract' available via apt-get for for this. 2) Also, X-displays configured for twin-view did not work. Switching to a separate X session per monitor was necessary.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"Mar 29 20216.0Yes Yes YesSilverCerise 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20172.10Yes Yes SilverThaos 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Oct 18 20151.7.50Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20151.7.34Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 14 20121.5.19Yes Yes PlatinumAnthony Choate 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44635 Multiple games need ID3DXEffect CloneEffect (Gray Matter, Black and White 2) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

If install crashes, try again after running winetricks dcom98. Unfortunately, the game won't work with this override enabled, so after installed, go in to winecfg and under the Libraries tab, remove the rpcrt4 entry.


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