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Baldur's Gate II

Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal v2.5.26498

Return to the Forgotten Realms as a Child of Bhaal in this expansion to the highly successful Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. You'll encounter new monsters, find new items, and explore additional areas as you try to lay claim to the Throne of Bhaal.

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Version: Throne of Bhaal
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Votes: 14
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.28

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Test Results

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What works

Everything except Multiplayer. 3rd-party mods will install fine. 'Experimental 1024x768'and 32-bit video modes will also work. You can play Multiplayer by yourself (with some issues: see below) as long as you have the appropriate directplay stuff setup however I've had no success with playing over LAN.

What does not

Multiplayer. You can get very close though: The farthest I've managed is to get a brief connection with the other computer over tcp/ip. The connecting game will subsequently freeze however. You can still play by yourself on multiplayer but as soon as you exit (by clicking quit or logout) the game will freeze.

Workarounds

What was not tested

The 3D acceleration option was about the only thing not checked. It shouldn't be needed though.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

A little effort on the devs part to get Multiplayer working would be awesome. BG2 would then run perfectly in every way. The freezes on logging out of single-player multiplayer sessions seems to be connected to the freezes that occur on the joining computer when it connects to the host.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20111.3.28Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20111.3.28Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Jun 06 20111.3.21N/A Yes PlatinumOgier 
ShowFedora 14Mar 27 20111.3.14Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 02 20111.3.10Yes Yes PlatinumJirik 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13560 Baldur's Gate 2 Throne of Bhaal fails to save game because the file default.tot exists in the game temp directory. REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

Multiplayer via Directplay
Mentioned in a comment by zsolty_szasz:

Multiplayer can work, but requires some setup first.

The problem is with the current DirectPlay implementation. Read here how to set it up: http://wiki.winehq.org/DirectPlayGames

To get multiplayer working for games that use a DirectPlay version prior to 8, place the following DLLs:
dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll and dpwsockx.dll in this archive in WINE's windows/system32 directory, then add DLL overrides (native,builtin) with WINECFG.

HOWTO
In case of any problems be sure to see the instructions on http://wiki.winehq.org/Infinity_Engine_Games

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