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Homeworld 2

Demo of Homeworld 2

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/200...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2-rc3

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the installation

What does not

the game

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the game

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 11 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes SilverSixsixfive 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0 x86_64Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes PlatinumRob Verduijn 
CurrentopenSUSE 11.0Jul 14 20081.1.1Yes No GarbageRob Verduijn 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0May 08 20080.9.61.Yes No GarbageRob Verduijn 
ShowSUSE 10.0 x86_64Sep 25 20060.9.21.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING

Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers

This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug.  Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.

See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.

Command-Line Parameters

General:

-nosound, runs the game without sound. Useful if you have sound problems

-w XXXX -h YYYY, sets the resolution to XXXXxYYYY

-windowed, runs homeworld in a window(for window decoration you have to use a virtual desktop

-hardwareCursor, enables the hardware cursor

-ssnologo, disables the relic logo on screenshots

-nomovies, disables all movies

-novideoerrors, disables graphic errors(popup your video card is too old...

Graphics:

-noS3TC, disables S3 texture compression

-nopbuffer, disables pixel buffer

-novbo, disables vertex buffer objects

-noDisplayLists, disables display lists

Useful Links:

HW2 Wiki

RelicNews Technical Help­
(more detailed info about the switches)

Troubleshooting
­ ­1.) Conflict with disc emulator detected.../please insert CD.../No CD-Drive found...

HW 1.0: open winecfg, go to "Drives", click on "Autodetect...", mount your CD and retry

HW 1.1: make sure that you use a nocd-patch

2.) No Story and Subtitles in Cutscenes (European Version)

HW 1.1: replace your language file under your Homeworld2/Data folder with one of these.

3.) Multiplayer/Gamespy Lobby says wrong CD-Key?

@all: try reinstall in a clean WINEPREFIX(maybe you have/had the demo installed?)

@all: or you have HW2 installed with a different WINEPREFIX(serial is stored in registry)

4.) Network not available?

@all: Gamespy lobby does not work

5.) HW2 crashes

@all: try the -nopbuffer switch

@all: do not enable oss in winecfg

6.) Widescreen Monitor and Hidden Buttons

@all:  use the resolution commandline switch eg. Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 960

7.) FSAA

@nvidia-users:  you can set this over the ­OpenGL Environment Variables­

@all other:  enable FSAA in your xorg-config

8.) When patching the game to 1.1 the patch program hangs when writing EULA.txt.

@all:You have to kill before it hangs(i.e. with the xkill command on a console, and then click on the window). The window with the problem is a installer that pops when patching, if you kill that window, the patcher works as spected

9.) Objects and units are not rendered properly

@all:  try the -novbo switch

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