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
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

- Installation ( version)

- Movies, sound effects, music

- Single player gameplay (campaign and instant action)

- Settings

- Joystick/gamepad controls

- Mods

What does not


What was not tested

- Multiplayer

- Prolonged gameplay

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

What's needed to make it work: - clean prefix - winetricks devenum quartz Disabling winegstreamer may be required to get rid of freezing in main menu. On 64-bit machines the game randomly crashes during loading ( To work around that, rename or delete file streams/audio/music/loading.mp3 (on modern machines you'll never hear it anyway ;)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 -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 
CurrentLinux 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
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