Single player game; played several games over the course of a few days. No crashes to speak of, no functions missing. Movies work, sound is impeccable.
Hotseat multiplayer: Technically works, although the player select screen suffers from the stalling mouse bug, and the right-click workaround doesn't work there.
What does not
Network multiplayer. Program crashes with unhandled page fault when trying to start a network game.
The stalling mouse glitch remains. In certain windows such as the new game setup and the refit ship dialog, the mouse redraws only sporatically. This can usually be worked around by right clicking (to bring up the help which causes the cursor to redraw normally), moving the mouse to the desired location, and clicking. It takes some geting used to, but eventually it doesn't break the flow of the game.
What was not tested
Multiplayer via modem.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Jul 07 2014||1.7.21||N/A||Yes||Gold||luke|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 09 2012||1.4-rc6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 20 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Gold||Hermann HÃ¶hne|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Aug 11 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 25 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Maquis196|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|881||Mouse cursor not blanked||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|1631||Sound underruns occur in directsound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|2355||Wine says it's unable to map static data into process memory space||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6033||Fallout 2 : In game mouse pointer is unusable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6086||Master of Orion 2 hangs as soon as mouse is moved||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|6751||Master of Orion 2: Crashes after intro movie||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|7053||Master of Orion II font loading problem||CLOSED||WONTFIX||View|
|7141||Master of Orion II mouse hang/music stuttering on 6.06 dapper||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|7174||Master of Orion 2 does not switch screen resolution correctly||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9300||Master of Orion 2: intro movie video stops when moving mouse cursor into window||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14046||unhandled page fault on exiting Masters of Orion 2 (moo2)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|14955||Master of Orion 2: wine crashes after quitting the game||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
Although playing Moo2 on wine is possible, the game is best played on dosbox
It would be best if you patch the game using this; PATCH
The patch only provides an updated dos executable, and you can use the dosbox built in ipx to tcp/ip emulator for multiplayer (which is very quick for turn processing).
To put it in perspective, Moo2 on wine is silver rating, game would get platinum on dosbox.
Since Wine 0.9.16 there are serious input (mouse+keyboard) problems in several menus that make the game practically unplayable.
As a workaround, Wine you can compile Wine 0.9.15 yourself and use that version.
Due to a different bug, a virtual desktop has to be used when running Master of Orion 2 with Wine 0.9.15: Run "winecfg" and enable "Graphics/Emulate a
If the window is too small, it can be made fullscreen by starting Master of Orion 2, and then in a different shell "xrandr -s 640x480". The resolution can be changed back with "xrandr -s 0".