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Battlezone

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The demo for the expansion pack for the original Battlezone game. The demo contains the first three missions of the Black dogs story line.

Application Details:

Version: The Red Odyssey: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.activision.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.10

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What works

The installer.

What does not

The game after a default install. If you get the missing DLL and add it to the folder the game will display a picture then lock up.

Workarounds

What was not tested

The game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20111.3.10Yes Yes GoldMatt Bee 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 13 20070.9.38.Yes No GarbageGJ 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20070.9.31.N/A No GarbageGJ 
CurrentUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20070.9.29.Yes No GarbageGJ 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
Battlezone works fairly well with the old 1.4 patch, but has to be tweaked an awful lot, especially if you want it to be full-screen and play in multiplayer.

1) Install CD

2) Download and install the 1.4 patch - can be located still on activision's servers here: download.activision.com/activision/battlezone/patch/bzpat14.exe

3) Delete or rename the 'anims' folder in the Battlezone base directory

4) Modify 'render.cfg' (in the battlezone base directory) to allow higher resolutions, triple buffer and mipmaps..and disable zbuffer (helps greatly with graphics performance)

5) Download dsound via winetricks (sorts out some background noise problems)

6) In Wine Config, set the main bzone.exe to Windows 98.

7a) If wanting to play in fullscreen - untick 'Emulate a virtual desktop', 'Allow the window manager to control the windows' and 'allow the window manager to decorate the windows' in the graphics tab..and tick 'allow directx apps to stop the mouse leaving their window'

7b)If wanting to play in a window (safer) - *tick* 'Emulate a virtual desktop', 'Allow the window manager to control the windows' and 'allow the window manager to decorate the windows' in the graphics tab and set the emulated window to something 1280x1024 or under (the max resolution for BZ 1.4) depending on your screen resolution. *Untick* 'allow directx apps to stop the mouse leaving their window'

8) You can now run the bzone executable (wine bzone.exe) to avoid the slow splash screen and run the game in single player. If you want to play multiplayer (well worth it)..then you will need an up-to-date servers.dat file in the base battlezone directory..the one that is generated will not show any servers. One can be found here: www.battlezone1.net/downloads/

9) In MP, excessive FPS causes problems with other players..so limiting FPS by enabling 'Sync to Vblank' in Nvidia / ATI control settings is helpful (it will just cap at your refresh rate).

For some reason, Wine doesn't seem to cope well with mixed-mode CDs so CD audio / music doesn't seem to happen..

Worth noting that Ken Miller, one of the original programmers, is at work creating a 1.5 patch which addresses many of the current problems and necessary tweaking.

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Battlezone 1.1 RedOdyssey
by Vitaliy Saiko on Tuesday September 9th 2008, 3:00
Hello!
I have Battlezone 1.1 RedOdyssey in Russian Translation with patch version 1.1 (russian, year 2000).
what I made:
1)(!) copy msvcp50.dll to RedOdyssey game files directory
2)(!) select DirectSound in "emulation" mode in winecfg (I have intel motherboard with integrated HDA)
3)(+/-) in 'libreries' page select "native, then builtin" for 'gbghelp'

P.S. I use wine Etersoft 1.0.9 build 20 for openSUSE 11.0

some bugs detecteD:
when I press alt-tab for go to desktop and next alt-tab for go back to the game - mouse stay in cyclic rotate to the left :) It need to press ESC for game menu, then press 'return to game' for restore normal mouse control

P.P.S.: excuse me for my bad english..
RE: Battlezone 1.1 RedOdyssey
by Vitaliy Saiko on Tuesday September 9th 2008, 3:17
sorry!
very important addings:
4) you may delete or rename folder 'anims' !!!
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