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Baldurs Gate 2: Extended Edition

Discussion in 'WINE' started by Aremis, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Aremis

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    The issue isn't so much the game as it is the launcher window. I don't have the issue with the skyrim launcher window like I do here.

    Me and my friends are DnD nuts and we wanted to play baldurs gate 2. We got it on steam and we've been playing it. I decided "It's a windows 98 game in total, it should go great in wine!" So I installed it and it all went fine from steam.

    My issue is that the launcher window has it's own detection layer and the graphics layer glitches up. I have other games like world of warcraft, skyrim, and a bunch of windows native apps running fine in wine. Maybe I should change compatibility modes?
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Sounds like another lame html launcher.
    The one for Borderlands 2 would always crash, so I added the argument in configure.
    1. Install Steam and Baldurs Gate2
    2. Click Configure
    3. Select Steam shortcut
    4. Argument: -no-dwrite
    5. Click "make a new shortcut in this virtual drive"
    6. Select Baldurs Gate 2
    7. Argument: -NoLauncher
    Make sure to launch Steam first, then Alt+Tab to get back to PlayOnLinux, then launch Baldurs Gate 2 without a launcher.
    Should go right to the intro movies or menu

    Then again it might not work at all because that argument is for Borderlands only.
    Its worth a try
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    For some reason it just skips over the launcher with no prompt. Thank you though. I never applied this and I gave up on POL. I just do through normal wine now.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    So it still didn't work with -NoLauncher?
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    No it plays. It goes right to the game and just skips the launcher for no reason. I am guessing there are a few modifications from valve to detect Wine or not and maybe they add the things automatically if steam is running in wine? I dunno I just know that it goes to the game.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Great, I wasn't even sure if that would work.
    At least the game works. Exact same experience for me and Borderlands 2.
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    I didn't have any problems with Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition install. Just installed steam on POL, set 1920x1040 virtual desktop then downloaded the game on steam.

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