Battlefield Bad Company 2

Retail version of Battlefield Bad Company 2

This includes: Steam version, DVD version, EA Digital Download version

Application Details:

Version: Retail BFBC2
URL: http://battlefieldbadcompany2....
Votes: 17
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.15-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • updater
  • starting the game
  • intro movies
  • logging in for multiplayer
  • all menus (viewing medals, server browser, etc)
  • joining a multiplayer server (can join a server, can choose a kit+squad, can see minimap with moving icons, can select squadmates, etc) - Although the background here is just fog with vignetting (I don't remember what we're supposed to see here. Some viewpoint of the game in progress?)

What does not

  • Multiplayer game: once I press 'join game' my display reverts back to the virtual desktop blue background, and I can only hear the background noise of wind and birds chirping (no gunshots or explosions that would indicate that I made it to the game itself)
  • Single player game: after the intro movie I can hear the sounds of the game (water splashes, characters talking to one another) but the screen stays black
  • Server browser: server ping values are not displayed


What was not tested

actual gameplay (single and multiplayer)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Tested on GeForce GTX 285, driver version 260.19.06 (also tested with default 195.xx that came with ubuntu 10.04 with exact same results) Cpu: intel core2 duo E6750

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 11 20183.15-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldSigz 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 21 20172.12-stagingYes Yes GoldDaniel Berger 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 07 20141.7.14Yes Yes Bronzedr. Hannibal Lecter 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 19 20141.7.10Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20121.5.18Yes Yes BronzeAndrey Gusev 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25097 Battlefield Bad Company 2 installer progress bar slams X NEW View
35981 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Updater has missing glyphs NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


 Securom sollution by kowaltsky:

Sollution by Alan Luth doesnt works for me, I have got another one:

- make sure, than Battlefield Bad Company 2 is in your DVD-rom!

1) open Terminal and use this command:  sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom

2) Open Wine settings (applications - wine)

3) Switch to tab witch discs

4) add drive D: and add mount point:  /mnt/cdrom

5) now last step, open Terminal and use this command:

sudo mount -o ro,loop,uid=$UID,unhide /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
  ln -s /dev/sr0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/d::
  winemine &
  ln -s /mnt/cdrom ~/.wine/dosdevices/d:

If that doesnt work, try sollution by Alan Luth.

Securom sollution by Alan Luth:

If you get Securom errors that the game cannot find the DVD, see:


short answer, try mounting with -o uid=$UID,unhide.

Also make sure you have symlinks to both the device and the mount point in ~/.wine/dosdevices

I have to avoid wineboot deleting my d: symlink before running this game. The whole recipe looks like

  sudo mount -o ro,loop,uid=1002,unhide /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
  ln -s /dev/sr0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/d::
  winemine &
  ln -s /mnt/cdrom ~/.wine/dosdevices/d:
DirectX Version

For this game, DirectX must be manually set to version 9 (default is 10).

To do this, do the following:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/users/[username]/My Documents/BFBC2

Edit settings.ini and set the value of DxVersion from Auto to 9

Possible Sound Problem Fix

This how-to extracted from a May 10th, 2012 comment by AJSB. This has not yet been tested by the current maintainer (Scott Weldon).

To fix sound problems, edit the file "~/BFBC2/settings.ini" Find the following line:


and change it to, e.g.:



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