Everything except for pressing alt to grab names so you can message, people but that's a distro related issue because of screen grabbing, different desktop environments might not have that problem. Playing under wine rather than windows gives better fps and I don't seem to ever lag when people are having huge pvp fights and stuff. Installation works fine without windows with wine 1.0~rc1, without any problems. Animated cursors work fine with patched 1.0~rc1. With a simple registry fix as I discovered you can change annoying situation with certain graphics that are in the wrong location at login screen. Just add to registry under [HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts] that string "LogPixels"=dword:00000051
What does not
Logging in you will still have to press "alt" and certain graphics are in the wrong location.
What was not tested
Pressing alt to grab names so you can message, people but that's a distro related issue because of screen grabbing, different desktop environments might not have that problem.
You can install the game under PlayOnLinux with full automatic script. check it here: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-1552-Conquer_Online_20.html
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 11 2022||6.0.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Daniel Young|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64||Oct 25 2014||1.7.29||Yes||No||Garbage||Inukaze|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Oct 14 2014||1.4.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||Feb 18 2012||1.4-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Feldspar|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 05 2009||1.1.22||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jack Crow|
Admin note: the information below is old and may not apply to current Wine. Follow at your own risk.
Install segfaults (Bug 7483), so get your installed dir from a Windows
install (only the Conquer dir, registry/etc is not necessary). Make sure you're copying a PRISTINE game directory, in other words, RIGHT AFTER INSTALLING. If you have started the game at least once, the notes below may not apply as expected. If it doesn't work, just go back and get a clean install. In particular, some of the ScreenModeRecord values in ini/GameSetUp.ini might cause your login window to be truncated. A pristine install would have ScreenModeRecord=0 which is known to work. I believe 0 is 800x600 windowed, 1 is 800x600 full screen, 2 is 1024x768 windowed and 3 is 1024x768 full screen.
Copy the missing DLLs into your c:\windows\system32\ directory: mfc42.dll and msvcp60.dll.
For mfc42.dll, the version found in Win XP SP2 is known to work:
There are older versions around that do NOT work. In particular, this one found at dll-files.com produces game crash due to unimplemented functions:
For msvcp60.dll, both sources seem to work:
Make sure you're using virtual desktop (enable via winecfg) if you
don't want trouble like bug 7552 and possibly other issues. The rest
can be left as default.
Start the game running "play.exe". Autopatching doesn't work very reliably (sometimes
you'll have to kill it because of confirmation messagebox not having
focus, etc). Just try a few times.
When you reach the login screen, mouse cursor becomes invisible (see Bug 6250). This is being worked on (thanks Andrew!!). In the meantime you can workaround that with Henry's patch from http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=5075&action=view .
When you want to type username and password, take into account Bug 7553 (see the screenshot: http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=5190&action=view) and Bug 7607 (instructions to workaround are pasted there).
Then you should be able to enter the actual game.