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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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

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

What does not

Although playable it tends to crash before every mission, sound tends to shutter and die, not all keys are recognized.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I enjoy this game and is playable, but had several backwards so I'm rating it bronze.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20111.3.26No, but has workaround Yes BronzeAthrun 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes BronzeAthrun 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27028 Touchpad mouse cursor flickers when moved, jumps back towards original position when released CLOSED FIXED View
28115 Heavy Gear II, most keys do not work ingame CLOSED ABANDONED View
28116 Heavy Gear II, sound shutters heavily and dies very fast CLOSED FIXED View

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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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