- Installing the game, though it gives some errors during installation. Pressing 'retry' when prompted works, but the installation might take longer than on Windows.
- Importing save games
- All graphics options
- Activating DLC
- Mass Effect configurator
- Playing the game in full glory
What does not
- Nothing at this moment with Wine 1.4
What was not tested
- Logging in to Cerberus network
To run the offline activator, you need to have Mono installed. Otherwise it just closes immediatly. This can be done by putting winetricks mono28 in a terminal.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 04 2017||2.0-rc6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jaka Kranjc|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 02 2016||1.9.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||RadosÅ‚aw SzkodziÅ„ski|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 05 2015||1.7.51||Yes||No||Garbage||dencrypt|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 23 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
DLC for Mass Effect 2 seems to work okay. You need an EA account & Bioware account. You have to link your bioware account to your EA master account.
When done, you can login to http://social.bioware.com/user_entitlements.phpÂ and download theÂ content manually.
I have tested the Inferno Armor, Blood Dragon Armor,Â Zaeed - The Price of Revenge (Cerberus Network), Normandy Crash Site (Cerberus Network).
Launch the installer in the wineprefix you have Mass Effect 2 installed, the installer will fail (for me) at cleaning up the install. It is safe to kill the install process.
Once you have started Mass Effect 2, login to the Cerberus Network with your EA account and the DLC will be authorised (you may get a warning the first time)
Please purge your previously wine installation before using that HowTo!
For patching and installing wine on Ubuntu:
apt-get build-dep wine
(This wine version is given as an example)
tar xjpf wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
patch -p1 < raw3.patch
For patching and installing wine on Gentoo:
mkdir -p /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9
wget -O /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9/raw_input.patch 'dl.dropbox.com/u/6901628/raw3.patch'
Thanks to t800 for the tip ;-)