The entire game from beginning to end can be played if the activation process is run from the terminal. It is not smooth - it runs considerably slower then Shadow Wars, even on a system that significantly surpasses the system requirements.
What does not
There is no keyboard input in full screen mode, regardless of command line settings. A standard install of the game will not work; you must patch the executable with one that bypasses the copy protection.
The activation client doesn't work unless you do so from the terminal/command line.
What was not tested
I have not yet tested multi-player, but my guess is that it would work considering the performance of the rest of the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Apr 05 2016||1.9.7||Yes||Yes||Platinum||David Chalmers|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 18 2014||1.7.11||Yes||Yes||Platinum||David Chalmers|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 12 2014||1.7.10||Yes||Yes||Platinum||David Chalmers|
|Show||Linux Mint Debian||Mar 26 2012||1.5.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||David Chalmers|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 08 2010||1.1.43||Yes||Yes||Bronze||David Chalmers|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|28916||Spellforce 2 Gold - wrong drawing order of surfaces||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37919||Spellforce 2 needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXCreateTextureShader||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|43953||Regression in Spellforce 2: message boxes about fatal dx9 errors appear on map loading||CLOSED||FIXED||View|