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#1105180 Linux and Mac Installation Guide [BFME]

Posted by Before on 16 December 2019 - 01:06 AM

Updated the guide, removed some steps and added better scripts.


While T3Aonline still doesn't work, I also recently got BFME I mods and BFME II working on Linux. I don't have guides up, but just know those are both possible following similar steps as in the instructions :)

#1092896 Linux and Mac Installation Guide [BFME]

Posted by Before on 04 November 2018 - 03:45 PM


For Windows, follow this guide here: https://forums.revor...allation-guide/

Mac Instructions (Doesn't work with Catalina): https://www.reddit.c...nline_play_t3a/



People in this thread have figured out how to run BFME II and RotWK as of 2020! That's out of the scope of this guide.


This guide now assumes you use >Wine 5.11, which brings great improvements and simplifications!


How this guide works:


At each step, there will be the basic instruction, and then a spoiler tag if you need more help. This is because some of you will know how to install it based on the synopsis above, and some of you won't know how to mount a disk from the command line. This guide will work for you both :)





If you're new, or not too comfortable with Linux, this guide may be a bit difficult (but not impossible) to follow. I recommend you get the help of a friend, Google, or just try, try and try again if you get stuck!


If you have not previously installed wine:

  1. Install wine

If you have previously installed wine:

  1. Make sure you're not on a 32-bit version of wine. You'll know if you are since it's hard to get there (guide previously required it).

In either case:

  1. You need to install cdrtools, libgnutls, and libmpg123.


Installation Steps:


  1. Download The Battle for Middle Earth (Click here)
  2. Go to the directory with tBfMe.iso
  3. Mount the iso
  4. Enter your mount point
  5. Run the AutoRun.exe

  6. Install the game as you would normally


  7. Patch Options.ini to avoid Exception Access Violation


  8. Download the v1.03 patch: https://www.gamefron...tegory/25-v1-03 


  9. Download the v1.05, v1.06 and Online Installer: http://server.cnc-on...tch1.06_AIO.exe


  10. Launch the game!




How to fix "Download Failed: Success" for v1.05 patch



How to fix resolution:



How to kill unresponsive game:



How to make the game cooperate with Virtual Desktops:



How to get better performance:


Playing online:

Right now, the T3AOnline launcher creates a thread in some weird fashion to kick off the game.dat that's not currently supported by Wine. I have tested this fairly extensively on Wine 4.5 and was unable to make it work. If you're reading this in the future, or if T3AOnline receives another update, it may be worth trying again, but for now it's not easily possible.