Everything singleplayer as far as I can tell.
Patching to 1.1
What does not
Copy protection will likely never be completely fixed in Wine. And it still doesn't work in 1.1.
What was not tested
End of singleplayer scenario.
Multiplayer: may need winetricks for that, maybe not.
Other (community) patches.
Gentoo wine-vanilla package + wine-gecko and wine-mono.
linux-5.9.10-gentoo (hardened profile 17.1)
Tested on GeForce 8400GS/nouveau and RX570/amdgpu
Forgot about the limited video options in the stock game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 02 2021||5.22||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||William J May|
|Show||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|2986||Homeworld 2 Unable to find the CD||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|5964||Homeworld 2 Demo crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7065||Get SecuROM copy-protection working||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9082||homeworld 2 v1.1 crash unsupported WGL Attribute||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|13033||Homeworld2 v1.0 and demo v0.99 fails to launch (crash due to unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoGetDeviceProperty)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14223||Homeworld 2 fails to start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15764||Homeworld 2 Patch (homeworld2_update_en_10_11.exe) to v1.1: crash during setup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15765||Homeworld 2: Crash/Lockup during Single Player game load||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16762||Homeworld 2: No Voices & subtitles in Campaign cutscenes||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|18794||Using FBO as the ORM crashes with (broken) fglrx drivers - not a Wine bug||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|18822||Homeworld2: crashes at startup (FBO related?)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|21844||Homeworld 2: no sound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21865||Homeworld 2 crashes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25495||Homeworld 2: Shadows and High-Quality Hyperspace Effect are disabled||NEW||View|
|38779||Homeworld 2: unusually long loading time (with built-in msvcr70)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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 HelpÂ
(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 ÂOpenGL Environment VariablesÂ
@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:Â
#!/bin/sh cd $YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER/drive_c/Sierra/Homeworld2/Bin/Release WINEPREFIX=$YOURCHOSENHW2FOLDER wine Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 800