Super EF2000

This Win95 port of the original (and very good) DOS flight sim can be made to run very well indeed under wine.

To start it make sure that your wine command line includes the parameters found in Windows' Start Menu PIF , eg "wine /PROGRAM/_superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI". Should the game run to slow or to fast, try using the nice program to launch it like this: "nice -n X wine /PROGRAM/_superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI" where the X ranges 0-19

Installation of DirectX fails, but is unnecessary.

It may complain about not being able to find MIDI and other files; if so, copy them to the directory above the superef2000 PROGRAM directory (SEF2000) and it should find them OK.

Set the game resolution to 640x480 in EF2K (press the key to the left of the \"1\" key to access settings) and use Alt-Enter to switch wine full-screen to make it more useable on modern computers. You may even find it runs a little too fast! (because of this, in network games, You need to use some sort of a cpukiller to slow it down, or it won't be fair play)

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc6

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Additional Comments

In order to run the game, *Win XP* must be selected as the system version and to run the game directly either use the shortcut created during installation, or this simple code: cd "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Digital Image Design/SEF2000/PROGRAM/" ln -s ../did.dat did.dat wine _superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI Also be sure to check out a video preview of the first quick combat mission: Finally note that the game works too fast on modern hardware (CPU >1GHz), so in order to get it to play in a reasonable speed using current hardware, you need to launch it in a specific way. I'll try to put together a newbie-friendly howto here soon.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20121.4-rc6Yes Yes GoldLukasz Hejnak 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 12 20111.2.2Yes Yes GoldLukasz Hejnak 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20101.2.1Yes Yes GoldLukasz Hejnak 
ShowLinux From ScratchJan 12 20080.9.53.Yes Yes PlatinumLukasz Hejnak 
ShowLinux From ScratchOct 27 20070.9.46.Yes Yes GoldLukasz Hejnak 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO launch a network game with EF2000 and wine

First you'll need to set up wine's DirectPlay.
Download this archive:
unpack it into Wine's windows/system32 directory, then add DLL overrides (native,builtin) for: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx in winecfg.

Second - if You'll be the one being server-side, You'll need to let traffic in trough 47624 and 2300 TCP ports.

To launch the game, select type to be DirectP, Service to be "Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay", enter Your callsign.

  • If You're the server set the GameServer field to Yes, enter Your game's name, click "Startup" and wait (patiently) till You see "Restart Network" - from this point on other players can connect to You
  • If You're the client - click the Game: field, enter the server's IP OR domain name, select the game name You want to play in and Click "Startup"

After at least two players connect, the server side player will be free to go to Main Menu and select what will be played. The selection is very wide:

  • Quick Combat gives us 3 modes of play: team play / one on one and the base defense
  • Simulation modes to play are: a few of the Free Flights, all Air Combat/Ground Attack/Advanced Simulation and Custom flights
  • Campaign - where the client player plays the wingman role troughout the entire war!
The in game communication is done via the "S" key, displaying a prompt to enter messages while in-flight.

If You're looking for a server to play EF2k - contact me: szift_at_szift_dot|here_org

Black screen when running the game?

I had this issue for long.

Turns out that all that was required was to change the windows version for _superw.exe to winxp. It's not exactly clear why, because the game was ported from dos to win95, but it works :)

Running EF2000 on Modern Systems
Follow this link to  for info on how to run this game on a modern machine.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Data set not found
by Les on Tuesday August 21st 2007, 15:14
It did run direct from the install, but trying to run afterwards I get a dialog telling me it cant find the data set, check the cd is in. I tried copying the data file to the SE2000 dir but still no joy. Am I the only one getting this?

RE: Data set not found
by Lukasz Hejnak on Saturday August 25th 2007, 5:59
make sure, You're running the game like this
cd /YOUR_WINE_C/Program\ Files/Digital\ Image\ Design/SEF2000/PROGRAM
nice -n 19 wine explorer /desktop=foo,640x480 _SUPERW.EXE DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI
or if You want to run fullscreen:
nice -n 19 wine _SUPERW.EXE DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI

also make sure the DID.DAT file is in the PROGRAM directory

if this would not help, run regedit and find the
HKey_Current_Machine\Software\Digital Image Design\Super EF2000\1.0\EF2000 Game
and add the following string values:
"param" = " DID=c:\Program Files\Digital Image Design\SEF2000\PROGRAM quick_flag=1 gui"
"sef2000" = "c:\Program Files\Digital Image Design\SEF2000"
RE: Data set not found
by Les on Saturday August 25th 2007, 6:46
Many thanks for that, it works a treat. Now my only problem is that I have no sound. I can play mp3 with winamp via wine so I do have sound working in wine. Any idea where I may be going wrong?

Many thanks in advance

RE: Data set not found
by Lukasz Hejnak on Saturday August 25th 2007, 7:37
check this file: PROGRAM/ef2000.cfg, it's the main configuration file, here are my settings:
RE: Data set not found
by Les on Saturday August 25th 2007, 8:29
That worked thankyou Lukasz. I can now finaly get back to probably the best combat sim that i've tried. As a final, do you know if it's possible to joystick map axis and buttons in wine?


RE: Data set not found
by Lukasz Hejnak on Saturday August 25th 2007, 10:02
I got used to playing with keyboard long ago so I never really tried using a joystick with wine.
But I'd appreciate any info if You'd get it done. Maybe I'd finally go and got one to play SEF2000 :)
RE: Data set not found
by Les on Saturday August 25th 2007, 15:50
I have a Logitech Wingman that is actualy recognised in linux and in wine and it does work in EF2000, however the throttle slider is on axis4 whereas EF2000 sees the throttle as axis3 which is the Rz axis (the swing left/right on the stick) I have been trying to remap the two axis. It seems the the registry hacks either don't work or i'm inputting them wrong.

I will update you with any progress I make. Many thanks for the time you have given to help me.