Starting the game and playing it.
What does not
The launcher won't work - at least with the current state of Bottles and Winetricks.
In the only .exe that will work is the v2game.exe
In order to make it work, you must:
1 - create a 32-bit prefix called Victoria II through the custom option from UseBottles
2 - open terminal and run: WINEPREFIX=~/.var/app/com.usebottles.bottles/data/bottles/bottles/Victoria-II winetricks d3dx9_41 d3dx9_42 quartz
This will install Directx9 and Quartz
Do not use Bottles to install these dependencies: it won't work.
3 - run:
sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-alsa:i386
sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:i386
sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386
The game itself should work now. The launcher won't, though.
What was not tested
I think the launcher would work if you could get dotnet20 installed, however, both Bottles and Winetricks can't seem to install it properly ever.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 20.3 "Una"||Jul 09 2022||7.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Renato Siqueira|
|Show||Manjaro 20.2.1 Nibia||Mar 23 2021||6.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||censursula|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jul 27 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ãbel|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jul 09 2018||3.11||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Fat-Zer|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 14 2017||2.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Thomas|
Use a 32-bit prefix for the game, or else the launcher wont work no matter what.