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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

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The GOG/Steam version of the game. This has been pre-patched to F14.6. Additionally, some mods are included and the CD check has been removed. Apart from the missing installer, the Steam version is exactly the same.

Application Details:

Version: GOG/Steam version
License: Retail
URL:  
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing the game through Steam
  • Multiplayer (with workaround)
  • Sounds, Music (with workaround)

  

What does not

  • Game needs quartz.dll override, otherwise it freezes when an NPC is talking
  • winegstreamer has to be disabled to prevent crashes
  • directplay has to be installed to play Multiplayer

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Playing through the whole game

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I disabled winegstreamer and ran "winetricks quartz directplay". Perfectly playable. On European systems, export LC_ALL="c" before starting the game to prevent a bug that corrupts the flux.ini.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentSlackware64 -currentJan 11 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMay 14 20151.7.42Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowSlackware64 -currentApr 08 20151.7.40Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Oct 29 20131.7.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 19 20101.3.0Yes Yes Garbageeugennc 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27437 IW2 Edge of Chaos freezes every second if gstreamer mp3 codec is missing REOPENED View
34302 Edge of Chaos crashes when someone speaks NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Currently needed to get Edge of Chaos running
Cursor stuck in the window
- Run winetricks mwo=disabled

"Insert play CD" error message
- Create a virtual CD drive in winecfg, pointing to the game directory.
- This is also needed for the GOG version.

Textures missing
- Update to a recent version of wine.
If that's not an option, open flux.ini to [fcGraphicsDeviceD3D] and change the texture_quality to 0.

Crash during world load
- Remove the mods section in flux.ini. If you have non-existant mods in there, it may crash the game.

Screen not properly updating
- Update to wine-1.3.18. Alternatively, try disabling your window compositor (Compiz/KWin Effects).

The game freezes when someone talks
- Run winetricks quartz
- If that didn't work, also run winetricks devenum

The game freezes in main menu
- Disable the winegstreamer library:
- Run winecfg, got to the "Libraries" tab - Add a new override for "winegstreamer" and set it to disabled.

Game randomly crashes during loading
- Rename/Delete the file loading.mp3 from streams/audio/music in the game's directory.

I can't connect to a Multiplayer match
- Run winetricks directplay

My game behaves weird, I can't shoot and things explode all the time
- This is a bug of the game which occurs on systems with European language settings.
Europe uses a "," as a thousands delimiter, but the game needs a "." for that (USA style). Otherwise, it will corrupt the flux.ini.
Make sure you have a non-corrupted flux.ini and start the game like this:
LC_ALL="c" wine ./bin/release/loader.exe

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