Install, Game movies, Game menu, Changing options, Creating skirmish game, Loading and Saving games. Playing. Winning skirmish game.
What does not
Using default OffscreenRenderingMode covers in-game screen with green filter (only in mission, not in menus). Setting OffscreenRenderingMode to fbo fixes this.
What was not tested
Cursor patch is still missing, see the bug 5828. Will be ready for Gold when fixed.
Using nVidia GeForce 7600 GT with driver 1.0.9639+188.8.131.52-14.8 on XOrg 7.2-5ubuntu13.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jun 13 2020||4.0.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||SteeL1942|
|Show||Elementary OS 5.0 Juno||Mar 23 2020||5.0||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Cristian Antonioli|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa"||Dec 23 2019||4.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Unifying Theory|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5828||Command and Conquer Generals (Zero Hour) doesn't change the mouse cursor from the default X mouse||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8313||LOTR:BFME game draws only black screen when entering the mission||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|8385||Battle for Middle-Earth crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8390||Trying to create a skirmish account, game registers no key presses||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|10708||Wine lacks support for animated cursors||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16281||Support for animated cursors is not implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.