Orcs Must Die! 2

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Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.robotentertainment....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.29

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Playing (usually).

What does not

It appears that all settings except certain video ones are forgotten when a match is started or the game is restarted.

Multiple monitors works strangely, but with wine and nvidia this isn't uncommon.

Persistent issues with mouse and keyboard input not being registered, requiring either alt-tabbing out and back or restarting the game.


What was not tested

All but one level.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Wine version from this morning's git. Tested with usual steam tweaks, eg. disabling the steam overlay.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20141.7.29Yes Yes GoldNanoSector 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Dec 26 20131.7.8Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20131.5.27Yes Yes PlatinumDan Butler 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Dec 09 20121.5.19Yes Yes PlatinumXpander 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Aug 02 20121.5.10Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32989 Orcs Must Die! 2 sometimes crashes when level completed NEW View

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32-bit prefix
by George on Saturday January 11th 2014, 9:10
I was able to fix a bunch of weird issues, including crashes after the intro movie and random entire-world-goes-black issue by creating a 32-bit wine prefix with WINEARCH=win32 winecfg, using winetricks to set an explicit video memory size and overridding d3dx9_43.dll to builtin.
Game refuses to launch
by Jeff Cook on Thursday September 5th 2013, 23:37
OMD2 no longer launches for me. I click "Play" in Steam,the typical "Installing DirectX..." message comes up, some console output is given (nothing out of the ordinary), and then OMD2 exits and the Play button becomes selectable again. There is no indication of a problem in the console output, as stated. Is anyone else encountering this? I attempted changing the priority on d3dx9_43 to builtin as described in another comment with no change.

Want to make sure this is replicable on other systems before I report the bug.
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Jeff Cook on Monday September 9th 2013, 20:44
This only occurs when winecfg is set to Windows 7 or higher.
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Baytor on Sunday May 25th 2014, 2:18
Crashes still happening when i press any key.
This is happening to me also setting Windows version to Vista or XP.
Setting d3dx9_43 to builtin doens't stop the crash.
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Baytor on Sunday May 25th 2014, 8:24
I was able to solve this disabling the in-game community overlay.
Hitting settings (the little gear icon on top) => In-Game => Enable/Disable Overlay
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Philippe on Tuesday September 9th 2014, 15:09
Hi, I've the same issue but I don't know how to correct this issue ? Can you explain to me more precisely ? Sorry I'm french and it's not easy to follow everything you said :) !

Best regards
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Baytor on Tuesday September 9th 2014, 15:40
you have to access steam options and then
settings => In-Game => Enable/Disable Overlay (you have to disable in game overlay)
I have the english interface on steam so i can't tell you which is the french translation
RE: Game refuses to launch
by Philippe on Tuesday September 9th 2014, 16:37
Ahh, yes I'm stupid, I missed the option. Thank you, I have another problem sometimes my mouse is blocked in the top of the screen and she moves by herself. Do you know why ?
launch problems
by tortov on Friday March 22nd 2013, 15:01
I had to change d3dx9_43 to "builtin" to be able to play the game. Otherwise it only shows a black screen for a brief moment and then closes without any error message.
Gameplay Video
by Xpander on Sunday December 9th 2012, 4:48
Issues I've had
by Maquis196 on Monday August 6th 2012, 17:35
Just to confirm, I'm going to change my rating from platinum to silver due to the following 2 issues;

1. The game sometimes crashes the instant you win/lose a level. Game is always saved so you don't lose any progress. But it happens a good 3/4 times an evening.

2. Almost as common; the game seems to detach from X! I'm not sure if this is a more serious bug that I'm reading wrong but X freezes (the clock on second monitor stops). All input from mouse and keyboard stops yet the game keeps on playing, only crashing when you die. I've had it happen to me mostly before the planning pre-first wave bit.

To fix the latter issue I have to ssh into box and kill X. Very bizarre. Game is defo only silver at this point though.