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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What works

Just about everything. Tested with wine versions 0.9 and 0.9.1 - Installation is flawless, and I was able to run the game on the first try. Running on slackware 10.1, Athlon-XP 1700 w/ Nvidia GeForce FX5700 Ultra, SoundBlaster Live.

What does not

  • Sound has some intermittent clicks and pops during gameplay - mildly annoying but still playable. I also noticed some buffer underruns (repeating sounds), but these were minor as well.
  • Screen resoltuion can not be changed through the in-game menus. To start the game at a different resolution, launch it with 'wine bzone.exe -bzone.exe /resolution x y' example 'wine bzone.exe -bzone.exe 1024 768'
  • Fog does not work, because this code has not been implemented yet
  • When running at resolutions other than 640x480, the background for the in game menu's is displayed incorrectly. There is a backdrop image with buttons over the top. The buttons display at the correct resolution, whereas the background does not. This doesn't affect the ability to change settings or play the game.
  • in wine 0.9, the in-game fonts are rendered badly. They are readable, just not perfect. In wine 0.9.1 running at 800x600 the fonts are rendered almost perfectly.


What was not tested

Multiplayer support.

Hardware tested


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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I'm not sure if that description was outdated, but here's what I found: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.