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Worms 2

Retail versions 1.0 and 1.5

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.worms2.com/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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What works

Installation, although you need to run /AUTORUN/GAME/SETUP.EXE in stead of the regular autorun.

What does not

The game itself. Running frontend.exe tells me that it couldn't initialize the CD player, and worms2.exe gives me the loading screen preceding the start of a game but then crashes with "Abnormal program termination".

Workarounds

What was not tested

Applying a NoCD patch to work around the "Couldn't initialize CD player" error of frontend.exe.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Apr 22 20183.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumNeZZy 
ShowCrunchbang 11Aug 02 20141.7.23Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20121.4No, but has workaround No GarbageRobin J. 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"May 15 20101.1.44Yes Yes SilverEivind 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20091.1.26Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3784 Sidebars etc. not hidden in some full-screen games CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4256 Worms 2 intro films play for a few seconds without video then stop (mciavi) CLOSED FIXED View
5534 DirectPlay games hang when exiting multiplayer CLOSED FIXED View
5888 mciavi32: unimplemented kernel32.IsWoW64Process CLOSED FIXED View
11171 Worms 2: division by zero when starting a game CLOSED INVALID View
11186 Worms 2 regression: Page fault if you start the game by throwing a grenade CLOSED FIXED View
13431 Worms2 frontend.exe crashes on attempt to launch a game CLOSED ABANDONED View
15934 Can't see Worms 2 intro films as they play (mciavi32 missing support to MCI_MCIAVI_PLAY_FULLSCREEN) CLOSED FIXED View
41025 Worms 2 in-game audio no longer works CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Elements such as taskbars designed to cover other applications are not hidden when Worms 2 is run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.

Multiplayer
To get multiplayer working, place the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.


The following information was extracted from a user comment:

CD error

Basically, in some situations (not all, it seems, because some people don't get this on Windows but some do, but I digress), Worms 2 will only scan the first CD-ROM drive it finds.

How does it find CD-ROM drives? Why, by looking at the drive letters in order!

So, all you need to do is ensure Worms 2's CD-ROM drive is mounted as the first drive letter that is a CD-ROM drive. you can do this by deleting or moving all unwanted drive symlinks from .wine/dosdevices and moving Worms 2's drive symlinks to d: and d::, say - make sure you get both the single- and double-colon symlinks or you'll just cause more problems.

In summary:

cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
rm d: d:: # Doesn't matter that you're doing this as wine should create them back if they're important (theoretically!)
mv x: d: # Assuming x is the letter at which your Worms 2 disc is currently mounted.
mv x:: d::

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