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#1092896 Linux and Mac Installation Guide [BFME]

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

NOTE:

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

Mac Instructions: https://www.reddit.c...nline_play_t3a/

 

 

How this guide works:

 

We're going to leverage the latest Wine version (4.0), and trick it into thinking it's running on a 32-bit machine. If you're reading this guide in like 2022, you probably won't need to do this, and you should just try to directly install the game - but as of right now, this is the only way to get BFME to work. 

 

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 :)

 

 

Prerequisites:

 

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. cd to your home directory
    Spoiler
  2. Move .wine to .wine_old (This backs up your current wine directory. If you ever want your old wine games back, swap them).
    Spoiler

In either case:

  1. You need to install lib32-gnutls and lib32-mpg123.
    Spoiler
  2. Set your winecfg to Windows 7
    Spoiler

 

 

 

Installation Steps:

 

  1. Export WINEARCH to be win32
    Spoiler
  2. Download The Battle for Middle Earth (Click here)
    Spoiler
  3. Go to the directory with tBfMe.iso
    Spoiler
  4. Mount the iso
    Spoiler
  5. Enter your mount point
    Spoiler
  6. Run the AutoRun.exe

    Spoiler
  7. Install the game as you would normally

    Spoiler

  8. Patch option.ini

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

    Spoiler

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

    Spoiler

  11. Launch the game!

    Spoiler

 

 

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

Spoiler

 

How to fix resolution:

Spoiler

 

How to kill unresponsive game:

Spoiler

 

How to make the game cooperate with Virtual Desktops:

Spoiler

 

How to fix Exception Access Violation:

Spoiler

 

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.