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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

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What works

  • Installing the game from the CD
  • Using the latest patch F14.6
  • Multiplayer (with workaround)
  • Sounds, Music (with workaround)
  • SideWinder Joystick

What does not

  • Game needs quartz.dll override to start
  • winegstreamer has to be disabled to prevent crashes
  • directplay has to be installed to play Multiplayer

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Playing through the whole game

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

I've patched the game to the latest patch, disabled winegstreamer and ran "winetricks quartz directplay". Perfectly playable. On European systems, export LC_ALL="c" before starting the game to prevent a bug that corrupts the flux.ini.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch LinuxDec 19 20217.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes YesSilverNon 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 11 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
CurrentSlackware64 -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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