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After many workarounds (described below), the game seems to work. I tested the Single Player, which works great, all of the menus work properly, music works, changing controls in Options works, and I'd be willing to bet even the things which I did not test work as well.
What does not
The one thing I couldn't get to work exactly the same as MS Windows is fullscreen mode. The way I have it set up, the game runs windowed, but I don't think it's really a huge issue.
It should be noted that all of the following are issues without the workarounds below. The game runs fine with these workarounds.
After the installation, I tried to run it and got stuck because it requires 16-bit color, which wine can't provide. I followed this page's instructions for setting up Xephyr in 16-bit color mode, with the correct resolution as well. The final command I got is:
Xephyr :1 -ac -screen 640x480x16 & sleep 1; DISPLAY=:1 xterm -e 'WINE COMMAND'
The Xephyr command creates an additional X screen with the correct resolution and color depth to run the game. The sleep command ensures that the additional X screen has been created before the xterm command is run. The xterm command creates an xterm in the window and immediately runs the provided command, 'WINE COMMAND'. This should be the wine command to run the game, the way you would with no workarounds, e.g.
wine LR2.exe. This will open the game properly, but (for me, at least) it won't let you enter the single player campaign because it thinks you haven't inserted the disc.
What was not tested
I did not test the multiplayer or the level editor yet, although I am fairly confident that they work fine as well. I also have not tested the joystick controls, which might not work properly.
Great game, I'm really glad I could get it to work on wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 01 2019||3.0.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rajat Patel|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Feb 14 2010||1.1.37||Yes||Yes||Silver||Eau_De_Cologne|