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Battlezone II: Combat Commander

Original version upgraded to 1.2. This is the last patch released by Activision for this game. Some multiplayer fixes, several bugfuxes, no real additions.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.planetbattlezone.co...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.5

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Intro video appear (Bink engine). Main menu appear, mouse cursor move (sometimes).

What does not

The main menu is so jerky (mouse cursor is often freeze for dozen of seconds every minute) that it make it almost impossible to use. Same trouble with Wine 4.4 and 4.0. However this issue does not occurs with Wine 3.0.5

Workarounds

What was not tested

Gameplay.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Used:  WINEARCH=win32

Used : CD-ROM v1.0 french. Same jerky issue after installing patches v1.1 and v1.2

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20194.5Yes Yes NoGarbagedadu042 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Nov 11 20141.7.28Yes Yes PlatinumZachary J 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes PlatinumBushman 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20101.1.34Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20081.1.5Yes Yes PlatinumChristopher Lemay 

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Comments

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pretty impressive
by Kevin Newman on Sunday November 12th 2006, 1:01
I'm not sure if that description was outdated, but here's what I found:

I needed to set WINEDEBUG="-all" to get this game past the initial Activision bink movie. The installer, and updater (1.2) both worked fine after setting Windows Version to "Windows 98" in winecfg.

After loading, the main menu (pre-game) is very jerky (2 fps perhaps). Once in game, the fps is very smooth (smoother than this game runs under Windows XP actually - no stutter!).

The shadows and other transparent textures seem to be misaligned, and the sound is a bit poppy, but other than that, most things seem to work pretty well.

It might be worth checking out the 1.3 patch at some point. www.visi.com/~nathan/bz2/bz2_13.html
RE: pretty impressive
by AndrzejP on Tuesday August 14th 2007, 15:24
I installed the 1.3 patch and... wow! In wine 0.9.43 I don't need to set WINEDEBUG="-all", because the cinematic movies and pre-game menu work like a charm. The bad thing is that I get sound only in the movies. No sound in-game with wine configured to alsa. It is strange, because 1.3 patch offers a big upgrade in sound handling, switching it fully to DirectSound.
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