Warcraft II: Edition

All versions (2.00 and 2.02)

Application Details:

Version: 2.0x
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.3

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Test Results

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What works

First, multiplayer (creating a game with AI) and single player worked, but the keyboard did not work.

When I restartet the game, the keyboard did work but multiplayer crashed, so no consistent behaviour.

Futhermore, the Ubuntu dash was seeable sometimes when the game was opened, but it disappeared later.

What does not

In, graphics are not present, so background, buttons, etc. are black with only the font on it.

After entering my password in (.ru version) and hitting enter (or clicking on ok), it crashes


What was not tested

Map editor

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I was running Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 4.16.3-041603-generic from mainline.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 23Mar 23 20249.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumKyndekhar 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20205.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumskadge 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverbeer_not_wine 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20183.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumNicodemo the Hippogryph 
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Jun 01 20161.9.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumMario Bodemann 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2467 starcraft doesn't display menus correctly NEW View
54243 Warcraft 2 BNE: Fails CD check in wine versions >6.0.X RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Use Warcraft 2 Edition without the CD.

First, put the CD in! If you've already installed it, great. If not, go do that. Then, do this on the command line:

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/War2BNE.iso

To mount this image of the CD:
sudo mkdir /media/iso0
sudo mount -o loop ~/War2BNE.iso /media/iso0

Using winecfg, add a new drive that points to /media/iso0, and give it the type CD-ROM. Finally, run Warcraft II BNE.exe in your program files and you're done! Whenever you want to mount it again, just do:
sudo mount -o loop ~/War2BNE.iso /media/iso0

When you're done and don't feel like keeping it mounted, just do:
sudo umount /media/iso0

If you have any issues still with Warcraft II complaining about no CD being inserted, make sure the iso mount point you made is configured as a CD-ROM device in winecfg, and make sure you have already mounted it first!

~/wine/dosdevices should contain: (D being the drive letter of the iso image)

d\: (link to /media/iso0)

HOWTO: IPX Multiplayer
To get ipx network support, IPX will have to be enabled in the kernel, and you need some userspace utilities, usually called ipx-utils; and IPX must be started (there should be an initscript).

 *ubuntu users can use the commands:

sudo apt-get install ipx; sudo modprobe ipx; sudo ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.2 0x12345678

(change eth0 for the name of your ethernet/wireless card)

The frame type (802.2) needs to be equal for everyone. It is recommended to use ethernet II instead of 802.2. If playing with computers with Windows, make sure their frame type is set to what you have, and not 'automatic'. It may cause issues if you forget it.