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Dungeon Keeper 2

All retail versions of full game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.dungeonkeeper.com/
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.3-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Video, audio, 3D

What does not

True fullscreen (probably not a wine bug, because it's not happening in crossover)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer functionality

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

XCode broke 16-bit support in it's latest releases, I suggest you use wine from a different source if you don't have an old xcode build. Something like Mike Kronenberg's wine builds. (unsupported, but working fine, get it here: http://mike.kronenberg.org/) You may need to install xquartz too to get this game running. I'll detail the steps I took: 1. install wine 1.1.35 build by Mike Kronenberg 2. install xquartz 2.4.0 3. setup a new, blank prefix, no wine tricks 4. run the original DK2 installer in wine 5. run the original DK2 1.3 to 1.7 update 6. patched the DKII.exe with a No-CD patch 7. copied the movies directory from the install CD to the installation folder 8. set mousewarpoverride to disable in the registry 9. set to display a virtual desktop of the same screen size as my display in winecfg 10. set winecfg to disable all window management 11. switched to audio tab and set up audio (automatically) in winecfg 12. set xquartz settings to take fullscreen appearance 13. run DKii.exe Alternatively you can skip installing and patching if you have a working copy running on a windows machine with the correct patched .exe and just copy the whole directory into the program files folder. If you can't figure it out, send me an e-mail and I'll guide you through these steps. (stevenvanrossum TA gmail TOD com)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 09 20205.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSki-lleR 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Feb 24 20151.7.37Yes Yes GoldLyn 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64May 23 20141.7.19No Not installable GarbagePatrick 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Jun 16 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20131.5.31Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14340 Dungeon Keeper 2 crashes randomly during gameplay with unhandled page fault NEW View
45896 Dungeon Keeper 2 - Patched v1.8 - doesn't start UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING

SAFE DISC ISSUE
For those wondering, the reason DK2 fails to work and/or crash is due to the SafeDisc issue in WINE. Once this is solved, this game will function. At this time it has no safedisc support. A few fixes have been posted.

The fix is to get a crack, follow the 'HowTo' below!

HOWTO

Installation:

Insert your Dungeon Keeper 2 disc, and change into its directory:

wine Setup.exe

Install the game, but do not choose to run the game at the end. We must patch the game first:

wine Dk2Update130to170_English.exe

To avoid safedisc issues (bug 219), your only option is to find a crack. This is illegal in some countries, so you should investigate the legal issues before you to do this.

If you have now obtained a crack in a zip file, simply extract it into the program directory (ensure this is the correct path for you):

Configuration:

To avoid mouse warp issues, you will need to use the MouseWarpOverride key as described at UsefulRegistryKeys. Make sure you have at the latest version of Wine (at least Wine 1.1.3), otherwise this will not work.

regedit

Navigate to HKCU / Software / Wine. Create the DirectInput folder/key and create the MouseWarpOverride string value and modify the data to 'disable'.

If you do not understand these instructions, make sure you read UsefulRegistryKeys. If the mouse is warping in the game menu, you haven't done it right.

No native dlls are required anymore for the proper operation of this game.

Running:

You must run the game from the crack (Dkii.exe) rather than the original executable (DKII.exe). You may do this by changing the properties of the desktop icon, or by using this command to start the game:

wine "C:\Program Files\Bullfrog\Dungeon Keeper 2\Dkii.exe"

Troubleshooting:

Cursor sticks/warps to centre of screen: This is bug 8354. You must apply the MouseWarpOverride UsefulRegistryKey as described above.

Mouse hits invisible corner: Move your mouse to the opposite corner of the screen.

Cursor surrounded by strange black box: Disable Hardware Rendering from the graphics options in-game. Warning: This may cause crashes.

Game does not start / blank screen for 1s: Make sure you use the Windows formatted command for starting the game (wine "C:\Program Files\Bullfrog\Dungeon Keeper 2\Dkii.exe"). Do not directly specify the executable.

Sound issues: Try visiting the Audio options in winecfg and switching between ALSA and OSS, as well as reducing their settings to lower values.

Patch does not finish installing: First run the patch in its own empty wineprefix, then try patching the game again.

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