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
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc2-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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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.


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


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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
7012 Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
10482 Install Edge of Chaos CLOSED INVALID View
18860 Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos crashes with call to unimplemented function ntdll.dll.CsrClientConnectToServer CLOSED INVALID View
18861 GameZone Downloader: Window is partly blacked-out CLOSED FIXED View
18864 IW2: Edge of Chaos launcher pagefaults on startup CLOSED FIXED View
22463 mouse cursor display broken CLOSED FIXED View
22563 IW2:Edge of Chaos crashes on menu screen CLOSED FIXED View
24054 Unreal Tournament fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
24058 Edge of Chaos: Broken text rendering CLOSED INVALID View
24239 IW2 Edge of Chaos loses sound every few milliseconds CLOSED FIXED View
24240 Edge of Chaos high quality textures are broken CLOSED FIXED View
25975 Edge of Chaos window display does not update CLOSED FIXED View
25977 IW2: Edge of Chaos crashes on exit CLOSED FIXED View
26680 Duplicate cursor in Edge of Chaos CLOSED FIXED View
27437 IW2 Edge of Chaos freezes every second if gstreamer mp3 codec is missing CLOSED WONTFIX View
29920 Edge of Chaos crashes on main screen CLOSED INVALID View
34295 Edge of Chaos crashes when loading the game on 64-bit CLOSED ABANDONED View
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