Warlords: Battlecry

All versions (1.0 to 1.04 beta).

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.25

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Campaign gameplay

What does not

  • Patching
  • Creating Skirmish identity hangs the game
  • At launch menu screen is not rendered properly


What was not tested

  • Multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 18 20091.1.25Yes Yes BronzeJazz 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20070.9.30.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJul 16 20060.9.17.Yes Yes Garbagekillertux 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 27 20060.9.16.Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowGentoo LinuxApr 02 20060.9.11.Yes Yes BronzeAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4418 black screen when starting Warlords Battlecry NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


 Admin note: the instructions below are extremely old and may not apply to current Wine. Follow at your own risk.

Be sure to use Wine version 0.9.16 if you are using the CD (you can join a multiplayer game without the CD).

When start the game, the screen is black. Switch to another program (Alt + Tab) and then back to the game, and it should appear.

Elements such as taskbars designed to cover other applications are not hidden when Warlrods Battlecry is run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.

To get multiplayer working, place the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.