EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Questions about Wine on Linux
Post Reply
RobertX
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:57 pm

EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Post by RobertX » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:22 pm

When running many games, like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 and Command and Conquer Generals on Wine Stable 6.01, There are flaws in graphic details that are not resolved in the options menu.

These versions are the first versions of the games (i.e. released in the early 2000s) and not the reboots if applicable to human history.

Here is an example of one such glitch: https://ufile.io/ltqhz5d9

No, the ground in that picture is not snow; when it was running before (properly), it was a sand, like sand in the desert. If you request that I upload NFS, I will.

The games didn't crash per se, but the graphics details are obviously problems. I have also observed that these two games are from Electronic Arts.

Should I use Wine Development or Staging? I use Stable because I thought that it is what is so named: stable!

Here are the details of my PC's processor and otherwise display information:

Code: Select all

CPU:       Topology: Triple Core model: AMD Phenom II X3 B75 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: K10 rev: 3 
           L2 cache: 1536 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm bogomips: 17953 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 3000 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:05.0 chip ID: 1002:9710 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           compositor: marco resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-86-generic LLVM 12.0.0) 
           v: 4.5 Mesa 21.0.3 direct render: Yes 
If you can get back to me about the thread, please do. I would like to see and learn what I should do about these problems.

Thank you for your attention.

EDIT: If this does help, I am running a 64-bit version of Linux Mint 20.2 MATE. And, as I said, the Wine version is the Stable arm, 6.0.1.

jkfloris
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 1640
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:10 am

Re: EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Post by jkfloris » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:22 pm

According to the AppDB this game should work with Wine 6.0.1
Have you tried the tips and tricks?
  • create a 32 bit wineprefix
  • copy the contents of the 2 CDs in a temporary dir
  • install the game running setup.exe fromthe temp dir
  • set "Desktop mode" in winecfg, otherwise the game won't run
  • Do NOT install any no-cd crack
  • Instead, install patch 1.08
  • Then, instead of running generals.exe, run game.dat
No winetricks needed, runs out of the box. If you encounter problems, install d3dx9 (winetricks d3dx9).

RobertX
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Re: EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Post by RobertX » Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:11 am

Thanks, I'll try it.

Sorry for the trouble.

RobertX
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Re: EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Post by RobertX » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:46 pm

jkfloris, the solution you cited I think just deals with running the game, but not with running the game properly.

My problem is that the terrain details are all messy.

Thanks for the solution anyway, but I think I'll try to find another solution.

Will report back if there's a change or if I found a solution.

RobertX
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Re: EA Games Generals and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 have graphics glitches

Post by RobertX » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:12 am

After some random RTFM, I came upon this solution:

Code: Select all

export MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450
I haven't tested Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 yet, but the Command and Conquer Generals series is doing well.

Hope this helps someone here.

Post Reply