Lode Runner 2

This is a general retail CD version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.5

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What works

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.

  • The game complains that it needs to be run in 640x480 16-bit color mode. Wine can change the resolution but not color depth so it keeps showing this error until the window is closed if run without any workarounds
  • Once the above error is fixed, the game did not recognize my CD for the disc check (possibly because I used an ISO rather than the physical disc), resulting in a message telling me to insert it if I tried to play the Single Player mode


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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Great game, I'm really glad I could get it to work on wine.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 01 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesGoldRajat Patel 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Feb 14 20101.1.37Yes Yes SilverEau_De_Cologne 

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