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MechWarrior 4: Vengeance

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Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License:
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.34

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What works

Install but i needed to make a folder with the files contained in the two cds. No problems during install.

What does not

crach -> EXCEPTION : Attermpt to read from address 0x00000051 at 0x00000051

EXCEPTION : Attempt to read from address 0x00000051 at 0x00000051
Address : 0x00000051

Call Stack
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0x5E00364A BLADE! (+0x264A)

Processor Registers EAX=0x76F507A0 EBX=0x76BED5D0 ECX=0x00000002 EDX=0x00000000 Flags=0x00210212
=================== ESI=0x76F507A0 EDI=0x774190C0 EBP=0x7FB9DC54 ESP=0x7FB9DC28 EIP=0x00000051
EIP (0x00000051) ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
ESP (0x7FB9DC28) 76BA06C1 76F507A0 00000009 77060088 00000009 00765368 77064C64 5E02B706
00000000 77064C60 00765368 76F50804 5E00364A 774190C4 76F507A0 77064C64
5E00FE50 77064C60 76F507A0 77589330 00F8F8F8 7FB9DCA4 00717168 0044F82B
EDI (0x774190C0) E0 C4 BE 76 C0 C5 BE 76 80 C6 BE 76 20 C7 BE 76 02 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 C0 8F 58 77 30 93 58 77
00 00 00 00 A0 07 F5 76 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
ESI (0x76F507A0) 48 5A 03 5E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 90 41 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
EAX (0x76F507A0) 48 5A 03 5E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 90 41 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
EBX (0x76BED5D0) 44 91 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 6C F3 B7 6B 5E F3 B7 50 3C 0F 7F 90 66 E2 B7 06 6E F3 B7

Machine details
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Executable name : C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Games\MechWarrior Vengeance\mw4.exe
Executable time, date : 13:47:52 Saturday 6/16/2001
Command line :
Current directory : C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Games\MechWarrior Vengeance
Current time, date : 04:42:54 Thursday 6/22/2006
GameOS build version : Version 1.1 10/31/2000
Software rasterizer : c:\archivos de programa\microsoft games\mechwarrior vengeance\blade.dll (Size 286,786 bytes)
User name : sombra
Machine name : ubuntu
Processor : 1830MHz AMD Unknown MMX 3DNow! SSE Model=10, Type=6, Stepping=0
Cache Information : Unknown
L2 r/w/rw speed : 17 cycles 3444MB/s, 10 cycles 5856MB/s, 9 cycles 6506MB/s
Main memory r/w/rw speed : 19 cycles 3082MB/s, 2135 cycles 27MB/s, 6045 cycles 9MB/s
Video memory r/w/rw speed : 26 cycles 2252MB/s, 11 cycles 5323MB/s, 11 cycles 5323MB/s
AGP memory r/w/rw speed : 18 cycles 3253MB/s, 14 cycles 4182MB/s, 8 cycles 7320MB/s
Operating system : Windows 2000 (5.0.2195) RTM Service Pack 4
DirectX version : 9.04.00.0903
Time since booted : 0h 0m 27s
Time in game logic : 0h 0m 0.00s (on frame 0)
Time app running : 0h 0m 0.00s
Physical memory : 262,397,952 bytes (250 Meg)
Available physical memory : 64,905,216 bytes (62 Meg)
Swapfile size : 485,249,024 bytes (463 Meg)
Swapfile available : 242,626,560 bytes (231 Meg)
Virtual memory : 2,147,418,111 bytes (2048 Meg)
Available virtual memory : 2,147,352,575 bytes (2048 Meg)
Amount of stack used : 10932 bytes
Memory load : 58%
Desktop video mode : 1600,1200 24bpp
Mode when crash occured : Windowed 800x600x16 (DirectDraw HAL) In software
Networked Machine : No
Executable version : 01.06.11.0220
PCI Chipset : Unknown

Processes Pri Threads Path
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mw4.exe : 2 : 1 : C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Games\MechWarrior Vengeance\mw4.exe

DLL Version numbers
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msvcrt.dll - Version 6.00.8397.0 - Found in C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Games\MechWarrior Vengeance
msvcrtd.dll - Version 6.00.8337.0 - Found in c:\windows\system32
msvcirt.dll - Version 6.00.8168.0 - Found in C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Games\MechWarrior Vengeance
msvcirtd.dll - Version 6.00.8168.0 - Found in c:\windows\system32
amstream.dll - Version 6.5
quartz.dll - Version 6.5
Could not find 'Ir50_32.dll'
dsound.dll - Version 5.3.1.904
dinput.dll - Version 5.1
Could not find 'd3dim.dll'
ddraw.dll - Version 5.3.1.904
dplayx.dll - Version 4.08.01.0881

I put some dlls but i dont think that crash for havent it

Workarounds

What was not tested

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Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 12 20151.7.34Yes Yes SilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 07 20101.3.2Yes Yes GoldGeorg Hennig 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 22 20101.1.36Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 27 20080.9.56.Yes Yes BronzeGeorg Hennig 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20080.9.52.No Not installable GarbageMatze Sternler 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Note

2015-02-22 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.


How to proceed to get the game working:

- Install it (should work fine; choose complete installation)

- Patch it, if you want to (for later patches, e.g. 3.0 you'll need to set your windows version to win98, because the Cdac14ba.dll creates an executable CDAC14BA.EXE inside windows/system32/drivers directory, which hangs, and you had to kill it several times, when you're inside game menu. For win98 it tries to load something like CDAC14BA.vxd which silently fails)

- Get a NoCD-crack from somewhere

- Sometimes, you'll have to have CD 2 inserted in your drive (or image mounted). The location of the CD must be set as CDRom-drive in winecfg, and in system.reg CDPath has to point to this location, e.g.
[Software\\Microsoft\\Microsoft Games\\MechWarrior Vengeance]
"CDPath"="D:\\"

- Create a file "options.ini" inside your game directory, containing this (modify it for your needs, these are high detail settings. screenwidth/screenheight settings might be interesting): Make sure options.ini has DOS file format (newline character is \r\n, not only \n). The easiest way is to create the file with a text editor of your choice, and then use the tool "unix2dos options.ini" (or "todos options.ini" for ubuntu users). For MW4 Black Knight, the options file is called "optionsx.ini."

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[graphics options]
videodriverindex=0
detailtexture=true
multitexture=true
lightmaps=true
culturals=true
footsteps=true
missionmusic=true
noblend=false
antialias=false
vertexlighting=true
simplelighting=false
mipbias=0
shadowmode=1
fontsmall=-2
fontmedium=-2
fontlarge=-2
fontlarge2=-2
fontlarge3=-2
screenwidth=1024
screenheight=768
bitdepth=32
fancywater=true
movietextures=true
maxlights=8
compositing=3
effectlod=0.000000
lod=0.000000
loadradius=4
HideSky=false

[sound options]
lowendsound=false
radius=1.000000
hardwaremixing=false

[special commands]
killgame=false
AutoTorsoCenter=0
HudDamageMode=false
HudTargetDamageMode=false

[server]
allowdecaltransfer=0

[network options]
ConnectionType=lan
ConnectionSpeed=10000
PacketSize=512
PlayerIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga
TeamIcon=Content\Textures\stockdecals\decal_00.tga

[joystick]
BiThrottleCenter=0.300000
BiThrottleLow=0.250000
BiThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneThrottleCenter=0.300000
OneThrottleHigh=0.060000
OneWayThrottle=false

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The only critical key seems to be "shadowmode=1". Don't set it to "shadowmode=2", the game will crash whenever you see a Mech (including your own one on 3rd person view)

- Run the game with

wine MW4.exe -noautoconfig -window /gosnoblade /gosusehw /gosnodialogs /gosnovideo

Explanation:
noautoconfig / gosnoblade options:
Everything blade.dll related doesn't work; autoconfig uses blade.dll.

window option:
is optional, but as fullscreen doesn't work, this seems to prevent it from trying to go to fullscreen mode.

gosusehw option:
Without it I get an error dialog saying that my hardware doesn't fit to MW4 :-)

gosnodialogs option:
optional. suppresses error dialogs, where we would have to click "continue".

gosnovideo option:
With enabled videos, game doesn't even start. I tried to recompress the videos, without success. Also native amstream.dll doesn't work (with native amstream.dll game complains about getfiltergraph, before crashing, but that seems to be a non-critical error)

 

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