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Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:10:12 PM »
Does it run in these operating systems?
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Re: Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 08:54:20 AM »
im sure it can b get working, but it is tricky. i remember some1 playin it with linux.

linux is finnish btw ;;]
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Re: Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 10:22:13 AM »
yes i only play using linux.
it can be done.

use an old version of the installer (4.01)
you may need to install some 32-bit things..

its not the easiest but it does work and it is pretty stable
ive worked most crashes out so that it never happens much anymore.
if its crashing.. you're missing some 32-bit something just read the terminal output and you can discover what you are missing

i can get it running in about 10-20 mintues if i sat down to do it.
so not the craziest thing to make happen

get your correct video card drivers installed, dont use nove(whatever) that comes mostly standard...

if you have questions.  feel free to ask them in this thread.


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Re: Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 10:31:06 AM »
to begin. install wine
then get old version of war2 installer 4.01 (maybe its still on website) if not i have it and can post.
run the installer with wine.
install
run war2 by navigating to directory in terminal (generally ~/.wine/drive_c/War2Combat/ )
and running: wine War2Ploader.exe   

should start.  common issues are cant type in password and join. (need a 32-bit dll)
black screen in lobby (learn to live with it, the aqrit thing slows down everything and is unusable)
slow graphics, slow gold increasing, lag when tons of things on screen.  (use the real video drivers for your card, not the generic)
lose keyboard focus when tabbing out,  figure out how to get focus back :) there are ways that work.

ummm... other than that... life is good.
but ask questions are they arise if you want to try to get it working
we can work anything that shows up here into a howto that i', still hoping to put togther at somepoint.

anyways, goodluck muz- i can be reached here or in game at zeropotential or disgruntled
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Re: Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 01:42:52 PM »
use an old version of the installer (4.01)
Any problems with newer vesions under linux?
I added several improvements into installer to detect wine and config ddraw there as fois adviced...
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Re: Does Warcraft 2 or War2Combat runs in Ubuntu or Linux?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 05:46:55 PM »
I'm scared to try new w2 again..
It ate the settings that worked
It was a hell of a day
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