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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What works

Version: 1.01 and 1.04 Beta

-installation(with extra videos)
-Mplayer installation. (partly)
-patch game to version 1.01 and update that to 1.04 Beta
-game menu(not very well if CD is mounted or NO-CD fixes used)
-menus(if CD is NOT mounted but then only Multiplayer is available because of copyprection), sounds.

game might be playable with good NO-CD fix. 

What does not

-Mplayer installation had one error popup

IF GAME CD IS MOUNTED(if it's not mounted then menus are draw corretly but only multiplayer game is available because of copy projection)

-game start with 800x600 and screen in totally black but rarely it start so that I can see the menu but it do not draw any graphics. with Wine desktop it will work more often but still do not drawn.
-if drawing some extra graphics above the game window(in wine Desktop or going different virtual desktop) game screen become black again.
-navigating menus might or might not work at lest I hear sounds when cursor is under menu or when I click menu items. 

-with nocd fixes (1.04 Beta) game acts like orginal CD being mounted (screen is black) 


What was not tested

-did not install shorcuts or DirecX 7.0A.
-did not read the readme in installation or changed default installation location.
-single player, multiplayer via IPX, modem/serial and Internet (via MPlayer, which doesn't exist anymore).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo 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 
CurrentGentoo 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.