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: 5.0

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What works

single player
the whole campaign
custom games

What does not

[ resolved!! 


resolved !! ] :
1) run winecfg ( thank tonoah )

2) set audio driver to alsa (when I have upgraded to 0.9.44 automatically it set oss audio driver)


3)run the game and it work fine 





With old or very slow CD-ROM drive need some stuff after installation to work fine:

1)Copy INSTALL.EXE from CD-ROM to the Warcraft 2 installation directory (Usually: /home/UserName/.wine/drive_c/Program/Warcraft II BNE/)

2)In the installation directory (Usually: /home/UserName/.wine/drive_c/Program/Warcraft II BNE/)
rename storm.dll --> storm.dll.back

3)Copy storm.dll from this archive ( ) to installation directory (Usually: /home/UserName/.wine/drive_c/Program/Warcraft II BNE/)

4)run "wine regedit" and edit:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft II BNE\War2CD]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft II BNE\cdpath]

to the installation folder ( usually: "C:\Program\Warcraft II BNE") , BUT DO NOT INCLUDE AN ENDING BACKSLASH

If you can't find one (or both) of the keys above, try creating them and entering the above info.

5)Close "wine regedit".

6)Run warcraft 2 and game (but not with online game).


What was not tested

modem multiplay

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

[quoted from : "Alexander Berntsen" ] Occasional black screen when launching. Problem fixes itself if you click wherever on the screen or hit whatever key. Occasional black screen on the map screens (happens in Windows, too). Can be annoying, but just save your game often so that you can load it if you miss the map screens (and really want to see them). I would advise using a crack for (non-internet) multiplay, just to be sure there isn't any lag due to slow CD-ROMs or anything. it doesn't really read anything from the CD-ROM that you need when you play LAN games.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20205.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumskadge 
ShowUbuntu 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 PlatinumMario Bodemann 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64May 18 20141.7.16Yes Yes PlatinumMario Bodemann 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2467 starcraft doesn't display menus correctly NEW 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)

d\:\: (link to ~/War2BNE.iso)
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.


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