Baldur's Gate II

BG 2 - Shadows of Amn

No add-ons installed, patch level 23037


Application Details:

Version: Shadows of Amn
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

nothing - not tested since installation won't work.

What does not

Installation of DVD version


What was not tested

Anything past installation via DVDROM or mounted iso

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Used to install and run fine in the 0.9x and 1.0.x series. The installation fails after "Program Folders" screen with "Unhandled Exception" when trying to install via Win95, Win98 or WinXP modes with winefile or wine d:\Setup.exe

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 15 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverDave 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 03 20161.6.2No, but has workaround Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20151.6.2No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Feb 24 20141.6.1No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes Yes NoGoldhennr 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Multiplayer via Directplay
Mentioned in a comment by zsolty_szasz:

Multiplayer can work, but requires some setup first.

The problem is with the current DirectPlay implementation. Read here how to set it up:

To get multiplayer working for games that use a DirectPlay version prior to 8, place the following DLLs:
dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll and dpwsockx.dll in this archive in WINE's windows/system32 directory, then add DLL overrides (native,builtin) with WINECFG.

In case of any problems be sure to see the instructions on
Save Game Bug Workaround

2015-01-31 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

cd into the BG-install directory then cd there into temp/


"ln -s default.tot default.tot"

which creates a cirular symlink from default.tot to default.tot


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