How to install BG2 on linux using WINE
Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:16 PM
1.) Obtain ISOs of you disks. There are many programs out there that you can use, I just can't remember them off of the top of my head.
2.) Obtain the latest version of WINE. sudo apt-get install wine in the terminal. configure to your liking
3.) Mount each ISO file in its own mounting point: /media/Disk1, Disk2, etc.
4.) Run winecfg in the terminal. Under Drives, add a drive, set it as a CD-ROM drive, and set it to point to the mount point of the first ISO. Throughout the rest of this tutorial, I will refer to this drive as E:
5.) run wine E:\Setup.exe. Choose to do a full install. LEAVE THIS TERMINAL ALONE!
6.) Setup will inevitably ask you for the next disk, so when that happens, open up a new terminal, and cd to /home/.wine/dosdevices.
7.) run rm e: then ln -s /mount_point_of_next_disk e:
8.) Return to the installer and continue. Repeat 6 and 7 for tenext couple of disks when Setup asks for them.
9.) After installing SoA, run step 7, using the ToB mount point where appropriate. Run wine E:\Setup.exe
These instructions give you a brand new, unpatched, vanilla install of BG2 and ToB. Installing patches and mods are beyond the scope of this tutorial.
If I am contradicting anyone in any way, let me know and how so I can change this. If this is not the appropriate place for this topic, please let a staff member know so they can move it to the appropriate place.
I do not claim to be an expert on Linux. This tutorial was found here and simplified. It worked for me, and it took a long time to find it, so I'm posting it here to make life easier for others.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:59 AM
Download with wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
Run "winetricks directplay" in a terminal, to install the needed directplay libraries from MS' directx distribution.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:41 PM
There's also no need for drive muckery, just unmount and remount the cd drive as needed or point it to the mount dir directly from the dialog requesting it.
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