XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Application Details:

Version: standalone version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.19

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What works

almost everything works

What does not

i needed the following steps to get the game to work on ubuntu_64 

1) Install wine 1.5.19 with some old packages (1.5.22 and 1.5.21 fail with directx11 create device error)
2) install with wine tricks all the prerequisites written at the main description
3) now the game complains that xapofx1_5.dll is missing

and won't start.

To fix this do the following steps form
1. Create a new WINEPREFIX:
export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-UDK

(or whatever you want to call it)


This will create the prefix you'll need so you don't mess up your old WINEPREFIX and makes it easier to start over.

2. Run this in a new terminal window if one's not opened:

winetricks xact_2010

3. It should download the June 2010 Directx Redistributable and install all of the Xaudio files needed, but not the Xapofx1_5 file. That must be done manually.

4. Install cabextract from your package manager or obtain it from this site:

5. Create a directory where you will want to store your extracted Direcx files in the next step.

6. Change to this directory:
cd /path/to/directory for Directx

7. cabextract ~/.cache/winetricks/directx9/directx_Jun2010_redist.exe

8. Then you must run cabextract on like so:

9. Copy XAPOFX1_5.dll like so:
cp -v XAPOFX1_5.dll $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/sytem/xapofx1_5.dll

10. winecfg

11. Go to libraries and type xapofx1_5 in the drop down box.

12. Click add and then edit and make sure it's on Native then builtin.

Then the game starts but it has NO AUDIO!

To fix it also copy file XAudio2_7.dll which should appear after cabextraction in the steps above to $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/sytem/

and then do:
wine cmd
regsvr32 c:\windows\system\xaudio2_7.dll

then also add it in the winecfg libraries section.

After i added xaudio2_7.dll the sound started to work


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selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20131.5.19Yes Yes NoSilverIgor Igorovitch 

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HowTo / Notes

There is a native steamOS/Linux version
Note that there is a native linux version which if you own the windows version on Steam you also own the Linux version.


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