What does not
Launching the game (Freeze at Splahscreen)
What was not tested
Tried : Disabling PulseAudio, installing DirectX9 native, CPU affinity on a single core, virtualscreen On and Off, Versions of Wine from 1.1.9, 1.1.39 to the most recent. The old wine version won't even get to the splashscreen : "wine: Module not found mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA NVidia, disabling mixer wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x871c5884 at address 0x6672282e (thread 001e), starting debugger... Can't attach process 001d: error 5"
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2013||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||Jun 08 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||x_dexter_x|
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.