installing, playing, in-game movies, tutorial/single-player, changing video/sound settings, exit to menu.
What does not
multiplayer, in-game update - reports no network connection.
What was not tested
(I think I covered the basics)
I have IE6 "high performance" installed for Steam(via Winetricks) - may or may not influence playability. Will have to remap 'Alt-click' for Kwin so I can 'look' at ships. Otherwise everything in single-player works great. Framerate does drop in any battle larger than a skirmish, but I kinda expected that. Had to make sure ALSA/OSS was working in Wine (minus Pulseaudio), otherwise installer reported no viable soundcard and quit. Using kernel 184.108.40.206 with ATI fglrx drivers 8.54.3 (according to CCC). Hardware: M2R32-MVP motherboard, AMD dual-core 2.8 Ghz proc., 4Gb RAM (3Gb used), 2x Sapphire ATI 2600XT video in Crossfire mode, onboard sound. Naturally Compiz should be disabled or you will get screen flickering in-game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|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
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(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