In wine version 1.01 the game runs with minor graphical glitches with the cursor though playable. Note that all the data following are re 1.01, as Bronze, but 1.1.39 was "Platinum" !!!!! The game installs and runs perfectly fine in 1.1.39, and here are a few notes on how I did get a "FULLY" functional game with the help of the AppDB Team. Initially it wouldn't get past the intros 2nd splash screen, but was SOLVED by 2 things: 1/ using checking off 'emulate a virtual desktop' in winecfg's graphics settings tab for the first run of the game. After the first run (and establishment of the games '.ini' config file) it runs in full screen mode - not in the windowed ... yeah. 2/ runs only in wine 1.1.39 I hope this helps someone, and a special thanks to the Wine App team for helping me with this. No need to patch wine - the mouse works fine.
What does not
Mouse only 90% functional though playable in single player mode.
What was not tested
Multi Player Mode
The wine version tested to work is wine 1.1.39. and 1.0.1 Wine Version I tested that did NOT load properly were: 1.3.10, 1.3.14, Wine Version I tested that did load properly though had serious problems: 1.0.0 (no mouse.
|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.