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What does not
Requires EnableGLSL, VideoMemorySize registry keys.
Using default OffscreenRenderingMode covers in-game screen with green filter (only in mission, not in menus). Setting OffscreenRenderingMode to fbo fixes this.
Cursor patch is still missing, see the bug 5828. Will be ready for at least Silver with this.
What was not tested
Using nVidia GeForce 7600 GT with driver 1.0.9639+220.127.116.11-14.8 on XOrg 7.2-5ubuntu13.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 03 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jan Havran|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Aug 28 2019||4.14-staging||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||Niko2040|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa"||Feb 15 2019||4.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Byke|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 19 2017||2.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeremy Coleman|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 14 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||cRaZy-bisCuiT|
Ensure You've applied the latest patch (65539 - version 1.03) from ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/eapacific/lotr/lotrbfme/ right after installation and before trying to run the game!
For Wine versions from 0.9.57 to 1.1.11 the mouse cursor is absolutely missing. This is known bug 5828. There is a way how to fix this bug via compiling your own Wine with set of patches, see below:
Uninstall Wine if you have some installed in the system.
Download Wine 1.1.1 sources or source package: wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.1.1.tar.bz2
Unpack the Wine archive through the file manager or: tar -xvjf wine-1.1.1.tar.bz2
Enter the Wine directory with: cd wine-1.1.1
Download the cursor patch: wget http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=14765 -O patch
Apply the cursor patch: patch -p1 < patch
Update wineserver: ./tools/make_requests
Update the configure script: autoconf
Configure Wine: ./configure
Build Wine: make depend && make
Install with 'make install' (as root)
If for some reason installation of game don't work, try installing DCOM98 first.