Flanker 2

A combat flight simulator.

Application Details:

Version: 2.51
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.34

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What works

Installation works without problems.

Menus work fine.

Sound (music) in menus works fine.

Flying works fine, but only with all sounds turned off (read below).

What does not

The two short intro videos do not show up and produce error messages which need to be confirmed by clicking OK and pressing SPACE. (These videos can be made available by installation of the WINETRICKS codecs. However, they are a little bit annoying so there is really no need for this.)

IN-GAME SOUND ISSUES: At present, flying any of the missions requires to DISABLE ALL SOUNDS first, otherwise FLANKER will crash.

GRAPHICS: Cockpit MFD screen and mirrors do not work as intended (mirrors show plain black, MFD in TV-mode also). This seems to be a DirectX-related problem.


What was not tested

Joystick support.
Multiplayer mode.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

HW: Intel Pentium IV @ 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT 512 MB AGP 8x. OS: Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (Jaunty) with GNOME 2.26.1 and NVIDIA driver 180.44 installed.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 13 20091.1.34Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20091.1.30Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20081.1.5Yes Yes GarbageFlorian 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20081.1.0Yes Yes GarbageFlorian 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 29 20081.1.0Yes Yes GarbageFlorian 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


The following is a short description of how to make Flanker launching. Simply install the recent wine Version. No patches are needed to make Flanker running. Install the game hereafter. Now open the registry editor.

Navigate: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER-->Software-->Wine-->Direct3D" Set the value of "DirectDrawRenderer" to "opengl".

(see UsefullRegistryKeys)

Otherwise wine will complain that you need to do so ;) Now you can succsessfully launch the game.

Some issues

The game now launches if you follow the instructions in the HOWTO note. In the main menu the mouse seems to be very slow and laggy. It is hard to hit the right button. The lag of the mouse can be decreased by starting the game with "WINEDEBUG=-all wine Flanker.exe"

In the main menu the mouse now runs fluently but still not in the options menu, there it is laggy again.

Another issue that appears is, that after a mission load the game will freeze. So the game is not playable yet.


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