Installation, setup, playing the game, 3D party mods/addons/conversions.
What does not
Minor textures and shadows flickering and clipping issues. Horizon appears gray, most noticeable at long distance when flying aircrafts and choppers. Sometimes I have minor audio asynchronous issues.
What was not tested
My machine: P4 3Ghz, 2x512MB RAM, NVIDIA 7600gs 512MB Installation runs fine apart when CD-change were required: I had to force my drive to espell the CD with the command "wine eject -a". Excellent performance with HWT&L enabled, max image quality, terrain quality setting as "Normal" and viewdistance at 2000. Playing at a resolution of 1680x1050.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Aptosid x86_64||Mar 08 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 22 2010||1.3.7||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"||Mar 07 2010||1.1.40||Yes||Yes||Gold||James Huk|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 15 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux||May 26 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gavin|
Install graphic card drivers, with native OpenGL. Do not enable TwinView, or dual screen.
On 64-bit systems, the 32-bit graphic driver libs need to be installed too, other wise the game wont start, complaining about missing DirectX.
Copy all files from a windows installation, as they are, to the wine drive.
(Contents of C:\Program Files\Codemasters\OperationFlashpoint)
Save your ID from a windows registry in a .reg file, with these two keys:
"Player Name"="Your Name"
Apply these registry settings in your Wine instance. Verify them, as you may need to set these manually within the regedit of wine.
Start the game with "wine FLASHPOINTBETA.EXE -nosplash [-mod=@YourMod] .."
Once the game started, start a wine task manager with: "wine taskmgr" and set the CPU affinity for the flashpoint process to a single CPU. Other wise there will be massive lag in multiplayer after a few minutes.