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.
Successfully installed the Green Pepper distribution of this game out
of the box under wine on my system: 2,0 GHz PentiumÂ® Dual-Core T3200
with a NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 9200M GS graphics card. Native NVIDIA driver is
In order to run the game, I still needed to patch DirectX by downloading file "d3dx9_30.dll" from a trusted source and placing it in the game directory, otherwise the game will hang right after startup. Alternatively, you can of course place the DLL in /windows/system32, or even use winetricks as described in many other test reports of this game to perform the patching. However, this arguably creates unneccessary side effects for other windows programs within the same wine prefix, which is why I do not recommend the latter two methods.
Copy protection works also fine with my wine version, only make
sure that you wait with starting the game until the game DVD is fully
visible within your system. Installing a CD crack therefore seems
As the game still requires the Direct-X related DLL patch to run properly, I still rate the wine support for this game "gold" rather than "platinum", in accordance with the AppDB rating definitions.
What does not
The game ran without problems (except under wine 1.3.25-1.3.29) for extended periods of time. However, one of the changes introduced in wine 1.3.25 caused the 3D campaign mode performance on my installation to become seriously degraded - scrolling was painfully slow, and mouse click response was in the order of tens of seconds. This seems to be corrected in wine version 1.3.30, which is the primary reason I decided to post an updated test report.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Peter Baumgarten|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Mar 07 2014||1.7.13||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||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|
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