This is the original retail CD version of Medievel 2: Total War. It includes all the patches up to 1.5
Early test results might be 1.0/1.1/1.2 - Please patch to latest version before submitting test results.
All battle forms.
Sound, with ALSA. I don't know if it works with OSS.
Full graphical features, at least with the d3dx9_30.dll file, to be found here. Simply place it into Wine's system32 directory. It doesn't even need an override in Wine's configuration.
Campaign and campaign map renders flawlessly.
What does not
Animated cursors. Instead of the swiveling cursors you might find in Windows, they remain static. The cursors themselves still work. Hardly a big loss.
What was not tested
Installation. I installed this particular game years ago on Windows, patched it to version 1.3, and backed it up. I then just copied this over into Wine's Program Files, and executed the 'medieval2.exe' file with Wine.
As specified in the End User License Agreement (EULA) for this particular game, backing up the game is legal and permitted, providing that you keep the backup undistributed, and for one computer only:
"You agree to only use the Game Software, or any part of it, in a manner that is consistent with this License and you SHALL NOT:
(d) make copies of the Game Software or any part thereof, except that you may make one (1) copy of the Game Software for backup or archival purposes, or make copies of the materials accompanying the Game Software"
I tested this using ALSA, Gentoo AMD64 2008.0, and the Nvidia X driver, version 177.80, on a moderately powerful machine. Ubuntu users - Indeed, this problem may arise with any other distribution. This game will not work by default, if you are running any other application which uses sound, returning an error message instead. For example, watching a movie, listening to music, even using Firefox with the Flash plugin. Please close all sound-dependant applications first, and then run the game. I am sure a fix exists for this particular fault (possibly due to Ubuntu's dependance on the Pulseaudio sound server), however you will have to figure this out yourself.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Mar 07 2014||1.7.13||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Oct 20 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Apr 04 2011||1.3.16||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Pardus 2009||Aug 04 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ä°sa Mert GÃ¼rbÃ¼z|
This is a quick step-by-step on how to configure Wine to get Medieval II: Total War running (currently as best possbile). This how-to will be updated to as we make progress in getting the game to work.
This is a general Ubuntu 6.10 How-To, which helped me get this game working (will also help with various other software). I didn't know where to put a general how-to, so I'll put it here for now.
Follow the instructions at http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297280&highlight=open+%2Fdev%2Fsnd%2Fseq+failed to get all the dependencies that you need under Ubuntu. Especially the following helped me get up and running. In particular this fixed audio, and keyboard and mouse input when there is no cursor present:
sudo aptitude install build-essential flex bison libc6-i386 libc6-dev-i386
sudo aptitude install libasound2-dev libaudiofile-dev libesd0-dev libjack0.100.0-dev
sudo aptitude install libaudio-dev libcapi20-dev liblcms1-dev libcupsys2-dev
sudo aptitude install libsane-dev libfreetype6-dev fontforge freeglut3-dev
sudo aptitude install libexpat1-dev libfontconfig1-dev libgcrypt11-dev libglib1.2-dev
sudo aptitude install libglib2.0-dev libgnutls-dev libgpg-error-dev libice-dev
sudo aptitude install libieee1284-3-dev libjpeg62-dev libldap2-dev libltdl3-dev
sudo aptitude install libmad0-dev libmng-dev libncurses5-dev libogg-dev
sudo aptitude install libopencdk8-dev libpng12-dev libqt3-mt-dev libsm-dev
sudo aptitude install libtasn1-3-dev libusb-dev libvorbis-dev libx11-dev
sudo aptitude install libxcursor-dev libxext-dev libxft-dev libxi-dev
sudo aptitude install libxml2-dev libxmu-dev libxrandr-dev libxrender-dev
sudo aptitude install libxslt1-dev libxt-dev libxv-dev render-dev
sudo aptitude install unixodbc-dev x-dev zlib1g-dev xlibs-dev
sudo aptitude install libxxf86dga-dev libxxf86vm-dev libungif4-dev libssl-dev
sudo aptitude install libgphoto2-dev ia32-libs