Everything, as far as I can see, including multiplayer (LAN, see below)
What does not
GameSpy multiplayer (unable to connect – official server is probably down anyway)
What was not tested
To get multiplayer working I took these steps (maybe not all are strictly necessary): Install directplay by running "winetricks directplay". Copy some dlls (got mine from Windows 7) to drive_c/windows/system32 and add them as overrides in winecfg: ws2_32.dll ntdll.dll (maybe not necessary) winsockhc.dll, wsock32.dll (probably not necessary) (I might be missing some details since I copied a wine prefix with working single player a friend created using wine 2.2, but multiplayer instructions should be complete and the rest rather straight forward.)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux||Mar 14 2017||2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sandwichmaker|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Nov 03 2013||1.7.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sixsixfive|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 21 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Philipp|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 14 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Philipp|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 02 2012||1.5.14||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers
This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug. Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.
See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.
-nosound, runs the game without sound. Useful if you have sound problems
-w XXXX -h YYYY, sets the resolution to XXXXxYYYY
-windowed, runs homeworld in a window(for window decoration you have to use a virtual desktop
-hardwareCursor, enables the hardware cursor
-ssnologo, disables the relic logo on screenshots
-nomovies, disables all movies
-novideoerrors, disables graphic errors(popup your video card is too old...
-noS3TC, disables S3 texture compression
-nopbuffer, disables pixel buffer
-novbo, disables vertex buffer objects
-noDisplayLists, disables display lists
RelicNews Technical Help
(more detailed info about the switches)
HW 1.0: open winecfg, go to "Drives", click on "Autodetect...", mount your CD and retry
HW 1.1: make sure that you use a nocd-patch
2.) No Story and Subtitles in Cutscenes (European Version)
HW 1.1: replace your language file under your Homeworld2/Data folder with one of these.
3.) Multiplayer/Gamespy Lobby says wrong CD-Key?
@all: try reinstall in a clean WINEPREFIX(maybe you have/had the demo installed?)
@all: or you have HW2 installed with a different WINEPREFIX(serial is stored in registry)
4.) Network not available?
@all: Gamespy lobby does not work
5.) HW2 crashes
@all: try the -nopbuffer switch
@all: do not enable oss in winecfg
6.) Widescreen Monitor and Hidden Buttons
@all: use the resolution commandline switch eg. Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 960
@nvidia-users: you can set this over the OpenGL Environment Variables
@all other: enable FSAA in your xorg-config
8.) When patching the game to 1.1 the patch program hangs when writing EULA.txt.
@all:You have to kill before it hangs(i.e. with the xkill command on a console, and then click on the window). The window with the problem is a installer that pops when patching, if you kill that window, the patcher works as spected
9.) Objects and units are not rendered properly
@all: try the -novbo switch
1.) Install HW2 eg:(make sure that you use a clean wineprefix)
WINEPREFIX=$YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER wine $PATHTOCD/HW2_Setup.exe
2.) Download the latest patch and install them eg:(1.0 works only without pixel buffer support=slower/but copy protection works...)
WINEPREFIX=$YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER wine $PATHTOPATCH/$PATCHEXE
3.) The Securom2(introduced in 1.1) protection currently does not work in wine so you need a NoCD-Patch.(You can find them on GCW, you don't need this for 1.0)
4.) The best way to start Homeworld is a little shellscript eg:
#!/bin/sh cd $YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER/drive_c/Sierra/Homeworld2/Bin/Release WINEPREFIX=$YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER wine Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 800