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Icewind Dale II

Icewind Dale II is a computer role-playing game by Black Isle Studios. It is based on the famous Infinity Engine created by BioWare.

The game is set in the Forgotten Realms Icewind Dale region, but takes place decades before the events described in R. A. Salvatore's books which made the area a well-known part of Faerûn.

Icewind Dale II uses the Third Edition rules of Dungeons & Dragons.

This patch adds numerous fixes, and some minor features.

Application Details:

Version: 2.01
License: Retail
URL: http://www.interplay.com
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.15-staging

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What works

Installation and patching 2.01. Installed Weidu Ease-of-use mod and bonus merchant without problem. Also installed widescreen mode without problem. The games works both in windowed and in fullscreen mode. Party creation works, as well as single player campaign. Haven't got very far into the game, but everything seem to be flawless up to now.

What does not

Cursor flickers, or sometimes gets translucent, but that is a very minor issue.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer

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Additional Comments

Game is slow when wine allows the window manager to control windows and manage window decorations. But when these options are turned off then it runs flawlessly. I'm using an intel integrated card and turned on all the 3d effects. One annoying issue is that when wine manages the window it stays on top. When you press Alt key to display the containers it will trigger the window menu and freeze the game. This problem persists even in fullscreen mode. The workaround is to keep Alt pressed (the game won't freeze this way) and click on a container before releasing Alt.

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ShowGentoo LinuxSep 14 20194.15-stagingYes Yes YesGolderoen 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20194.3-stagingYes Yes NoSilverjan kortis 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20121.5.16Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 22 20111.3.18Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20101.2Yes Yes SilverPer Christian Henden 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
In case of any problems be sure to see the instructions on http://wiki.winehq.org/Infinity_Engine_Games
WARNING - Issues with character creation

If you try to create a party with more than one character at the start, you'll encounter a crash while the game tries to load the Prologue after you finish (related to .tot file compression).

There are two ways to get around this.  First, you can create one party member, load the prologue, then go to character arbitrarion and create the other members of your party.  Second, you can create your party members ahead of time before the prologue, then either manually export them (or progress to the crash, since IWD2 automatically exports your party members when you start a new game), then start a new game and import one party member, load the prologue, and then import the rest via character arbitration.

WARNING - potentially severe issue with new games

If you have a problem where you try to create a new party and start a new game, and the loading screen gets stuck around 60% of the way and doesn't do anything more (even if you create a 1-person party), then you have a *bad* issue.

To get around this, navigate to your Icewind Dale II directory.  There, look in both temp/ and tempsave/.  If you have a file called "default.tot", and it's very large (anything greater than 10 megs, and I've seen it go up to several gigs), delete it in *both* temp/ and tempsave/.  Then, in temp/, create a new *empty* directory named "default.tot". 

You should now be able to start a new game without problems and without a file that may potentially engulf your entire hard drive.

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