I have had the game installed and working since version 0.9.52 updating wine regularly. As far as I could see all parts of the game work. Wine 0.9.57 brought improvements to the game in much better synchronization of the sound and picture, as well as it made the videos in the game run much smoother.
What does not
In previous versions of wine the cursor did not change in the game. In version 0.9.57 the cursor completely disappears. As one can manage to go through game menus without seeing the cursor, it's rather hopeless when you are in the game.
What was not tested
In versions 0.9.52-0.9.56 I tested pretty much everything and it worked. In 0.9.57 it was impossible to test playing because of the invisible cursor.
|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|
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.