[bf1942] BF and wineX 3.1

rony rony at rony.homelinux.org
Fri Dec 19 18:13:07 EST 2003


the client works fine.  Winex3.2.1 has a number of improvements though. 
It won't work out of the box though.  Since 1.5, I think the version of
Safe Dsic used changed and WineX can't deal with it.  To get around this
you need to find a cracked exe that will let you play the game with out
a CD.  It will still ask you for the CD when playing it but with the
crack it will accept the disk.  With out the cracked exe you will insert
your Battle Field CD and again the message returns, "Insert BF CD". 
This is not uncommon.  I don't think that transgaming encourage this at
all and I am sure that DICE will forbid it ;).  But it is the only way
to get it working.  It isn't DICE or Transgaming's fault. There just
isn't safe disc support in linux.

I am not sure about the legal side of using a cracked EXE but there is
another danger in that the servers you might connect to will recognise
that you are using a modified exe and present you with the message "Data
Difers from server".  You won't be able to play in this case.

Hope this info helps



On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 11:52, Casey Zacek wrote:
> You haven't even tried any games under WineX, have you?  Once they
> work, the performance is great, in my experience.
> As far as BF1942 goes, I previously ran a dedicated server under WineX
> (because the Linux server sucked a lot back then), and it worked damn
> well, but I don't know about the client.
> Lee Latham wrote (at Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 01:26:16PM -0600):
> > Respectfully...really...WHY do you want to do this?  I can see doing it on 
> > a lark but you are _never_ going to get the same performance under an 
> > emulator as you will under the native platform, and modern games are very 
> > resource intensive (bf1942 being the most intensive one so far that was 
> > worth a damn).
> > 
> > But spending time trying to get it right...madness!
> > 
> > At 03:04 PM 11/13/2003 +0100, you wrote:
> > >Hi all!
> > >I'm new to this mailing list, is it only discussing server-stuff, or also
> > >client probs?
> > >Anyway, i hope this fits in here:
> > >Has anyone BF running under wineX really good ?
> > >I got it working, but quite poor...
> > >The Sound is working, but not really nice, dunno how to explain, it just
> > >sounds shabby.
> > >Also if I select Options->Graphics in the BF Main-Screen i can only select
> > >640x480 or 800x600 both in 32 or 16 bit.
> > >Another thing which is not nice is that in the Game, whan I'm on the ground
> > >there are several texturing-problems. The ground sometimes is black, etc...
> > >When I`m in the Air and look down everything is nice.
> > >
> > >Does someone know if i have to install the NVidia-Graphics-driver for 
> > >windows
> > >in winex?
> > >
> > >Any suggestions from people who also (want to) play BF on a linux box?
> > >
> > >Thx in advance, Manni
> > 
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