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
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.5

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Test Results

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What works

Nearly everything: Install, GUI, cinematic cutscenes, the game itself (fast!), sound in cutscenes

What does not

In-game and menu sound, fullscreen.


What was not tested

starting the game in dedicated X desktop

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I was unable to make the game run in fullscreen. With the virtual desktop everything is OK, the game even knows and works in all the resolutions available in my xorg.conf (including 1280x800) - but it's of no use. The game's huge 3D accelerated window sticks out beyond the screen and cannot be moved with a mouse to the upper-left corner, because the cursor is grabbed by the game, and Alt-Tab makes the whole window turn black unreversibly. Thus I am left with 800x600 which is not bad anyway. With wine's virtual desktop turned off the game just shows an error saying it cannot start hardware accelerated DirectX 8, then exits. The console says xrandr extension was unable to change screen depth from 32 bpp to 16 bpp.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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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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I'm not sure if that description was outdated, but here's what I found: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.
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.