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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

The CD version of the game, patched to F14.6.

Application Details:

Version: Retail CD - F14.6
License: Retail
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Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc2-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Movies, audio, music, speech, menus, flying & shooting. Almost done ACT 1.

What does not

Current workaround which disables gstreamer & adds native quartz makes game almost unplayable.

It feels like alternating slower or faster gametime, not frame freezes.

Clean wine with PCM-converted speech does way better, but the alternating gametime speed sometimes still occurs. Depends on the load I guess.

Have no windows machine to compare.

Workarounds

Create CDROM device from winecfg pointing to the game directory.

Install gstreamer plugins good.

Instead of adding quartz just convert speech wavs from proprietary format to plainest possible PCM using sox:

<br></p><p>cd streams/audio</p><p>for i in *.wav; do sox $i -e signed-integer converted/$i; done</p><p>mv converted/* .</p><p>

This will sometime lead to cut off speech at the end, maybe that is solvable by experimenting with PCM formats.

It is hard to compile gstreamer plugins bad in Arch, dunno about other distros. Original speech requires this codec https://gstreamer.freedesktop....

What was not tested

Whole singleplayer, multiplayer

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch LinuxDec 19 20217.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes YesSilverNon 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 11 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMay 13 20151.7.42Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20111.3.18Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20101.3.1N/A Yes BronzeJerome Leclanche 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34302 Edge of Chaos crashes when someone speaks NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Currently needed to get Edge of Chaos running
Cursor stuck in the window
- Run winetricks mwo=disabled

"Insert play CD" error message
- Create a virtual CD drive in winecfg, pointing to the game directory.
- This is also needed for the GOG version.

Textures missing
- Update to a recent version of wine.
If that's not an option, open flux.ini to [fcGraphicsDeviceD3D] and change the texture_quality to 0.

Crash during world load
- Remove the mods section in flux.ini. If you have non-existant mods in there, it may crash the game.

Screen not properly updating
- Update to wine-1.3.18. Alternatively, try disabling your window compositor (Compiz/KWin Effects).

The game freezes when someone talks
- Run winetricks quartz
- If that didn't work, also run winetricks devenum

The game freezes in main menu
- Disable the winegstreamer library:
- Run winecfg, got to the "Libraries" tab - Add a new override for "winegstreamer" and set it to disabled.

Game randomly crashes during loading
- Rename/Delete the file loading.mp3 from streams/audio/music in the game's directory.

I can't connect to a Multiplayer match
- Run winetricks directplay

My game behaves weird, I can't shoot and things explode all the time
- This is a bug of the game which occurs on systems with European language settings.
Europe uses a "," as a thousands delimiter, but the game needs a "." for that (USA style). Otherwise, it will corrupt the flux.ini.
Make sure you have a non-corrupted flux.ini and start the game like this:
LC_ALL="c" wine ./bin/release/loader.exe

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