Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games Neocron 2 2.2 Evolution

Neocron 2

2.2 is the latest version in the Neocron world after Neocron 1, 2, and 2.1

Application Details:

Version: 2.2 Evolution
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.13

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Link Official Neocron Website Link Neocron Wiki: Running Neocron in Linux Free Download Client Download & System Requirements

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 23 20141.7.13Yes Yes Goldbara 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 10 20131.7.0Yes Yes Goldbara 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Jan 26 20131.5.22N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 09 20121.5.19N/A Yes Goldbara 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 02 20121.4.1N/A Yes Goldbara 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


The game its self is buggy. The Neocron engine is very old, almost too old to have as much content as Neocron packs into it. If you encounter strange behavior or bugs. You should check for bug reports in the Official Neocron Forum here

S3 Texture Compression

Neucron might require S3TC (S3 Textrure Compression). Symthoms are

  • Neocron does not start, no errors in the console
  • Error.log in the logs/ folder of neocron contains Error: Begin Frame Failed

You may need to enable S3 Texture Compression, if it is disabled on your system by default. You can check and enable it with the tool driconf.

How-to set up

Create an own prefix for Neocron to keep the wine settings and dependencies clean and separated from other applications. You can do it by running the following commands first:

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_neocron
export WINEARCH=win32

The first command will tell wine to use ~/.wine_neocron as a system folder, the second will create the system with basic configuration.

Now to use this prefix you will need to run the first command in the same terminal before running wine related commands. For example

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_neocron
export WINEARCH=win32
to change wine configuration for this prefix.

  • Download Winetricks - wget
  • Install the following packages via Winetricks with the following command:
    sh winetricks vcrun6 dotnet20 mfc42 quartz vcrun2010 vcrun6sp6 
    vcrun6 is Visual C++ 6 sp4 (mfc42, msvcp60, msvcirt)
  • Download the game client. Links can be found here.
  • Run the installer wine neocron2ce-setup-
  • Follow default installation
  • Open the file neocron.ini in the Neocron game folder with an editor. Change the two lines with NOSPLASH and NOEXTRO to look like this:
    This will disable the intro at stat and shutdown, which make the game freeze on mouse or keyboard input.
  • Download and place the two following dll-files in the Neocron game folder:
    • msvcr120.dll
    • msvcp120.dll
  • Run the wine NeocronLauncher.exe from the Neocron folder
  • You might need to go to Configuration -> Configure hardware to set the right resolution after new patches have been applied.
  • If Neocron can not find your native desktop resolution, enable Virtual Desktop in winecfg under Graphics tab and set it to your resolution. Be warned thou! The fonts do not scale and are hard to read on high definition displays!
  • Done! Neocron should now run smoothly.

If you have put Neocron in its own prefix, you can create a small script to execute the required commands. Create a file containing the following lines:

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_neocron
export WINEARCH=win32
cd "~/.wine_neocron/drive_c/Games/Neocron 2.2 CE"
wine NeocronLauncher.exe


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Malstrond on Friday July 5th 2013, 0:47
Did anyone get the ingame music working? The sound effects work for me, but the music does not.

Although the music is present as .mp3 files in ./sound/mp3, so it can be also be played with a normal audio program.
RE: Music
by Henry on Saturday March 29th 2014, 13:53
someone knows if there is some way to dethermine what mp3 music is being asked to be played?
I think an externa script could then use an external player to play it!
quartz required
by bara on Friday November 2nd 2012, 16:30
I had to install quartz using winetricks to get rid of run-time errors
Stuttering Video & Mouse
by fr0zen on Wednesday March 11th 2009, 7:17
I am using wine 1.1.16, Gentoo 64-bit.

I get everything up and running fine and can run the tutorial smoothly. I then run the launcher and let it update to the newest patch version. After that when I start the Client.exe or launch it via the launcher I get in game with stuttering video/mouse. Before I even get into the game I notice it on the login screens. It's very strange. Has anyone come across this?

I'm going to work on it more tonight, but I just found it strange that it only starts after the updates. I've deleted and reinstalled it twice and it really is fine until that point.

Intel Core2 Quad with 4 gigs of RAM
Asus Xonar DX sound card (uses the virtuoso/oxygen modules)
mfc42 is included in vcrun6...
by Dan Kegel on Friday February 13th 2009, 22:21
You can probably leave mfc42 out of the recipe,
it's a synonym for vcrun6. I'll make winetricks' help
say that more clearly.
RE: mfc42 is included in vcrun6...
by fr0zen on Saturday March 14th 2009, 12:43
I needed the mfc42 from winetricks. When I only did vcrun6, this is the error that I got:

~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/neocron2 $ wine NeocronLauncher.exe
err:module:import_dll Library MFC42.DLL (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\neocron2\\NeocronLauncher.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\neocron2\\NeocronLauncher.exe" failed, status c0000135

I then did winetricks mfc42 and all was good :)