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.
I was able to run wine to install the game from the DVDs. Initial install works fine. Patching required winetricks to install .NET to get the launcher to start that was added with the 1.2 patch.
What does not
The launcher that was added in 1.2 patch needs .NET installed but I think that was a problem in windows as well.
I installed .NET via winetricks dotnet35 and dotnet462. Both versions worked
When patching I had to install the .NET framework using winetricks.
3.5 .NET worked for me
I also installed vcrun2012 from winetricks and I installed .NET 4.6.2, dotnet462 and both also worked with the 1.2 patch
What was not tested
I have not played the game that much. I only tested key parts of it. I did quick battles to see if it would run and I started the campaign to see if units would move.
They worked in both cases. Not much was tested after that
One can play the game with a platinum rating if one does not patch it.
Loading screens look strange. Everything else is great
I was the same guy that gave the game a garbage rating. Now I am fixing it by using an external optical drive.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|6989||Medieval 2: Total War: mouse cursor appears as garbled image; animated cursors won't show.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|6990||Failed to initialize audio system.||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|6991||Medieval 2: Total War crashes when loading game scenario.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7041||Cannot enter battles||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|8615||Medieval 2: Total War crashes when loading game scenario.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11350||Medieval 2 Total War and Kingdoms expansion, install, get patched but do not run.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11445||Medieval 2: Total War: water covers the land||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12020||Unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXAssembleShader||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12174||Medieval II: Total War crashes on run||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|12538||Medieval 2 Total war(1.3): CA_LIB Error on start(cracked)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|12673||Medieval 2: Total War demo graphics are all blue and lack detail||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15497||Medieval total war crash||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|16281||Support for animated cursors is not implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16836||Medieval Total War 2: Encounters Unspecified Error, Crashes at Startup||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|17707||wine crashes when trying to run Medieval II||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19110||Top of font is cut off in Medieval 2||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19360||Medieval 2: Total War loading screens turn black when progress bar moves||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19422||Medieval Total War II 1.3 crashes under shader model 2||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|21775||Medieval 2 fails to run and generates constant d3dx errors||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|24614||Multiple games crash or hang on startup due to D3DXAssembleShader not handling apostrophes in comments (Medieval II: Total War, Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE 3 client)('winetricks -q d3dx9_xx' is a workaround)||NEW||View|
|37987||Medieval 2: Total War crashes with built-in msvcp71||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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