Battlefield 1942 with the 1.6 patch from www.ea.com. This patch includes new multiplayer levels, new weapons, and an updated physics engine.
Installation, Installation of patches, changing profiles, online gameplay (with punk buster), and changes in settings.
What does not
The opening, intro movie. But everything else works.
What was not tested
Campain/Single player wars. No mods nor expansion packs were tested.
Make sure the CD is mounted before you try to play. It took me a minute to find out why the game wasn't loading at first. Online gameplay does work with punkbuster, I didn't have any issues with it. **EDIT by application maintainer** Online gameplay does not work, you need to play it for atleast 30 minutes where punkbuster attempts to update itself to the latest version, when this happens it cannot start the punkbuster service and you will be kicked. Changed rating to Gold.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Apr 02 2019||4.5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Honki Tonk|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jan 28 2018||3.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||EETagent|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64||Aug 25 2017||2.12-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Mark Arb|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||JeffZ|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Jul 07 2015||1.7.46||Yes||Yes||Platinum||JeffZ|
To start the game from a terminal: $ cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/EA\ Games/Battlefield\ 1942 $ wine BF1942.EXE
The main menu resolution being different from the in-game resolution is normal: the game programmers hard coded the menu screen to a fixed resolution.
If you want a faster startup time, you can delete the .bik files in the Movie folder and it will load directly to the menu.
There is some confusion over whether or not online play works with Punkbuster.
Punkbuster works for up to 30 minutes, thereafter it attempts to update itself, when the update occurs it fails to run correctly causing you to be kicked from a punkbuster enabled server.
Servers that do not require punkbuster work 100% - there are several out there.
This note is true of wine version 0.9.58.
Punkbuster enabled servers appear to work ok with Wine 1.1.10 or greater.
Atleast with 1.1.13 and 1.1.14, online play has stopped working
Unfortunately due to the design of Punkbuster it will never work in Wine without the cooperation of Evenbalance, it is designed to compare the internals of Windows while the game runs to make sure nothing is modified. As Wine is not Windows, it will always detect a problem.