a) The graphics of battlenet enviroment are non visible
b) If I play full screen I loose the keyboard focus
Try graphics fix by aqrit. I never tried it on linux because i have no working desktop on linux, but that's quite possible it works fine.http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,1790.0.html
Try test4 (should be slow, but good with graphics). Or minimal (should be faster, but could cause crash or w/e).
Your report about ddraw fix under wine would be highly appreciated.
c) I cant host games because of a port issue (perhaps this can be bypassed)
You should forward your 6112 tcp/udp ports from your gateway to your wine to let war2 receive incoming packets incoming to your internet connection. There's no guides about that, i hope you're quite experienced linux-user to do that yourself...
d) Mouse even in the slowest speed is toooo fast for my taste (this perhaps can be fixed with a linux system command)
No ideas, should be configured somewhere in wine i hope...
Anyhow, I would be willing to help in order to make a linux version! Or create an extensive guide of how to make War2 play properly under linux.
Creating an extensive guide would be great!
If you resolve that problems with linux and make guide, we would be happy to publish it on en.war2.ru and here on the forum also.
First question, do you have the source code?
Nobody has the source code for war2. That is a very big problem, but here's our world...
Another community still tries to release wargus (opensource clone for war2), but wargus is kinda kids' toy comparing with war2.
And virtualization (i mean wine) reached sufficient progress for last years.
I think the future for war2 over linux is wine.
Second question, anyone else uses linux? Do the same issues arise?
One or two persons tried war2 under wine several years ago with similar problems (with graphics). Now we have aqrit's ddraw wrapper developed for war2 specially. I hope it should resolve the problem. At least ddraw is open-source, so can be updated for wine. I think it should be really possible to run war2 on linux.
Third question, who is willing to help me for this!
I feel war2 on linux would be important project. I have no time for such experiments, but i can try to test/help your with your project.
ps: Thank you for the great job of reviving War2! You reminded me the great times I had when I was younger!
ps2: Slowly, I will do my best to get involved with the development.
Well, let that be your project for war2 on linux. You lead it, i just try to help with my experience as i can.
ps: Which linux distribution/wm would you recommend me to install for tests? My test hardware is about 5-10 years old (amd core 2 duo, 2x3000Mhz).