Heavy Gear II: Mission Caprice

Commercial release.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.X
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.26

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What works

Installer (with the workaround down here), starting the game, creating a profile, playing, sound.

What does not

Although playable it tends to crash before a mission especially when changing resolutions, not all keys are recognized, internet play.


What was not tested

Lan play appears to work, but had nobody to test with.

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Additional Comments

I enjoy this game and is playable with some tweaking, but has several backwards so I'm rating it bronze.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20111.3.26No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzeAthrun 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzeAthrun 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


This game will refuse to install in computers with locales that doesn't match with the country where (originally or supposedly) was sold and is meant to be played, so, if your installer dies silently, you're facing this issue and you will need to workaround it using locales. The following example is how to install a Heavy Gear II USA CD:

env LC_ALL=en_US WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-heavygear2 wine D:\\setup.exe

As far I know there are US and German versions of the game, but there might be others localized versions out there, so ensure that the locales match or the installer will die silently.

In order to run wine must be set into win98 or win95 mode.


You need to redefine keys to control the Mech, A to Z keys doesn't work nor numbers (at least in my setup), but luckily Tab, Arrows, Home, End, Page up, Page down and Keypad keys are working and recognized so all useful commands can be stored there. Mouse and gamepad works fine.

Sound shutter and dies rapidly on wine-1.3.25 and later wine versions, use 1.3.24 or lesser.

This game often crash after the end of a mission due to resolution changes, using Virtual Desktop easen that.

Game is less prone to crash with the CD on the drive (than using other dubious methods).


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