BG 2 - Shadows of Amn
No add-ons installed, patch level 23037
|Version:||Shadows of Amn|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||3.0.1|
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Installation, using wisotool http://code.google.com/p/winezeug/source/browse/trunk/wisotool for the cd version of the game. To do it manually, you need to copy all the cd's to a single folder, and run the setup from there. You'll still need the first cd mounted, however.
What does not
Running the game fails for me, see http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22482. A slight workaround is winetricks ddr=opengl, which lets the game start, but has horrible rendering. See http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22493. Using winetricks ddr=opengl, then enabling 3d acceleration in the game's configuration utility, however, looks perfect.
What was not tested
Playing the game for more than a few minutes.
Nvidia 9800 GTX / 195.36.15 drivers.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.0 Tara||Aug 15 2018||3.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Dave|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Apr 03 2016||1.6.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 18 2015||1.6.2||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Feb 24 2014||1.6.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Oct 02 2011||1.3.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||hennr|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|881||Mouse cursor not blanked||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|922||Baldur's Gate II Setup.exe and others fail:Error Number: 0x80040706||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|4032||Crash when trying to install 16bit InstallShield based programs.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|4212||crash in baldur's gate 2 (maybe sound)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|5535||Planescape:Torment doesn't work||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6288||Baldur's Gate II v26499 - Crash during character generation||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|6975||Regression: Baldur's Gate II doesn't redraw interface||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11698||Baldurs Gate 2: libglcore division by zero when right-click on inventory items||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|12205||Sound overload(?) when opening character inventory.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|13220||warcraft 3 sound stops after a while||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15151||Component transfer error when installing Baldur's Gate 2||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|17956||BGII: Sluggish performance with fixpack installed||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|22482||Baldur's Gate 2: starting up fails||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|22493||Baldur's Gate 2: poor rendering with ddr=opengl||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22511||Baldur's Gate 2: only takes up part of top left corner of screen, not full screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24094||Baldur's Gate II doesn't like nVidia GT240||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|27911||Baldurs Gate II can't save a game if installed on ext4 partition due to a capital letter in folder name||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
Multiplayer can work, but requires some setup first.
The problem is with the current DirectPlay implementation. Read here how to set it up: http://wiki.winehq.org/DirectPlayGames
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.
2015-01-31 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.
"ln -s default.tot default.tot"
which creates a cirular symlink from default.tot to default.tot