Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

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Application Details:

Version: Ammo Pack (GOG)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0-rc5

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What works

So far, everything works (but see below).

What does not

In-game videos (see extra comments).


What was not tested

Full game (I'm currently at level 11).

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Additional Comments

The in-game videos make this game crash at launch, possibly due to their codec. Since they are not important at all for the game's plot (they only provide a superficial view on the historical context), I have deleted the VIDEO folder from the game's installation. Doing so, the game will bypass the intro videos at launch and go directly to the main menu. There, you can start and play the game normally and flawlessly. WARNING: Some tutorial and campaign levels will play an intro video before starting. If you delete the videos folder, the game will show a screen asking you for the original CD. If you then press C for cancelling this action, the level will start flawlessly with its original briefing. For me, this qualifies as gold, but I will leave any possible change to this rating to the administrators' discretion. NOTE FROM MAINTAINER: I'm rating this silver because when a rating says "works flawlessly" (gold) I do expect to see everything, including the vids.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowBatoceraApr 11 20249.0-rc5Yes Yes YesGoldMatti 
ShowAntergos x86_64Mar 10 20194.2-stagingYes Yes YesGoldKonrad 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20183.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumpsofiterol 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1Jun 17 20141.7.20Yes Yes SilverJaka Kranjc 
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 22 20141.7.13Yes Yes SilverEzequiel Ferriol 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
52959 Some games are rendered in square instead fullscreen NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes


Fix video playing:

1. Install 32bit version of the libav codec pack (which includes Cinepak codec). For Ubuntu command to install it would be:

 $ sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-libav:i386

2. Install native quartz.dll and amstream.dll:

  $ winetricks amstream quartz dsound

3. Run winecfg and set:

  •  quartz.dll to Native
  •  amstream.dll to Native
  •  Disable winegstreamer.dll


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by Konrad on Tuesday February 12th 2019, 15:14
In addition to what's in the howto, I had to install dsound too, otherwise no dialogue could be heard. Unfortunately, as mentioned below, this introduces an issue because the sounds are a little crackly sometimes. Still better than no sounds though.
Using 4.1 staging.
RE: Dialogue
by Konrad on Sunday March 10th 2019, 4:44
Actually, disregard what I wrote.
Using just native amstream, native quartz, and disabled winegstreamer on 4.2 staging and everything seems to work perfect.
Movies playback
by Xodetaetl on Friday February 27th 2015, 6:48
This needs some native DLLs, install them with the command "winetricks amstream quartz devenum"
RE: Movies playback
by Xodetaetl on Sunday March 1st 2015, 0:36
Erratum: sadly dsound introduces sound issues so this is not a valid solution for movies.
RE: Movies playback
by Andri Möll on Saturday December 10th 2016, 7:21
On a Mac with WINE v1.8.5 (both Mac and X11 drivers) this didn't seem to work. Videos seem to continue to freeze the game at startup. However, removing the VIDEO folder as suggested by Iathan (on gets the game through to the menus and from there seems to play okay. At least loads both mouse and the characters move. :)