Installs. Executes in a window with this command line:
wine MW4.exe -window /gosnovideo /gosnodialogs
Multiplayer vs. a bot.
What does not
Will not operate full-screen.
When starting, it will generate an error dialog about the software rasterizer (Blade) not being available, then an exception "Exit:DestroyImageHlp", then another rasterizer error. Clicking "OK" or "Exit" buttons to get through these allowed the game to continue and show the EULA. Note - these dialogs can get behind the main screen. Minimize the main screen to respond to them.
Crashed after a pilot was created at the "Create Pilot Profile" screen. Only occurred once and the options.ini file was still created. Edited it and changed the shadow quality to work around a crash bug triggered by a mech shadow:
The background of pilot roster doesn't repaint properly so the mouse cursor leaves trails.
Without /gosnovideo it generates another exception error and aborts. Wine messages include "err:quartz:GetClasMediaFile Media class not found". Native quartz does not fix it. There is also a message indicating that gstreamer "could not find plugin for audio/mpeg".
What was not tested
Online multiplayer. DirectPlay is required (winetricks -q directplay) and possibly some registry settings (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DirectPlay8\Service Providers). Game is supported by GameRanger.
CD version with Patch 3. Tested on Radeon HD 7340 (fglrx 2:13.350.1-0ubuntu2).
|Distribution||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Rating||Submitter|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 12 2015||1.7.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeff D. Hanson|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Sep 07 2010||1.3.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Georg Hennig|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 22 2010||1.1.36||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Feb 27 2008||0.9.56.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Georg Hennig|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 05 2008||0.9.52.||No||Not installable||Garbage||Matze Sternler|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|8563||MechWarrior 4: Vengeance fails to start||NEW||View|
|24308||Fullscreen fails for MechWarrior 4 games (Only one D3D device per DirectDraw object)||NEW||View|
2015-02-22 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.