How to Install HD2 on Linux

2 years 5 months ago - 2 months 1 week ago #1 by Damni
How to Install HD2 on Linux was created by Damni
HOW TO INSTALL HIDDEN AND DANGEROUS 2 ON LINUX

Tested on Arch Linux (should work on other distributions too)

Needed packages:
-wine
-winetricks

Step 1:
Preparing the files

Create two separate folders on your computer (e.g. HD2 and HD2SS);
Extract the content of the Hidden and Dangerous 2 CDs into HD2;
Extract the content of Sabre Squadron CDs into HD2SS;
Download patch 1.12 (available at http://rprclan.com)
A no cd crack is a good way to go even if you have a legal copy of the game (In fact I haven't tested the game without it.... proof that I own the game )

Step 2:
Install the original game

cd /path/to/files/HD2 (obviously modify the path and name of the files according to your situation)
wine setup.exe
Let it install, skip gamespy and directx

Step 3:
Install the expansion pack

cd /path/to/files/HD2SS
wine setup.exe
Let it install, skip gamespy and directx

Step 4:
Install the patch

wine /path/to/file/patch.exe

Step 5:
Install the crack

wine /path/to/file/crack.exe (if it comes with an installer)
or
Just copy the file into the main game directory and replace the original.

Your game should now be good to launch and Single player mode should already work.


Step 6:
Enable Multiplayer

To enable Multiplayer you need one more step, open your terminal and run:
winetricks directplay

If I missed something or if you notice a mistake, just let me know.

I hope this helps (probably no one will ever be interested, but who knows, right? :lol: )

Tips:
Enabling VSync seem to lower CPU usage;
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1 year 8 months ago - 1 year 8 months ago #2 by toadlife
Replied by toadlife on topic How to Install HD2 on Linux
Thanks for posting this.

I just figured out how to get it running a few days ago before reading this. I got hung up on multiplayer working before figuring out the directplay library requirement. This would have helped me.

The game actually works better for me on Linux than on windows. The graphics are not faster, but my ping time on RrP servers is consistently around 80ms whereas on Windows, 120ms was able the best I would get. Also, starting with Windows 10, there is a border around the screen when you are in full screen mode. That annoying border doesn't exist under Wine.
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2 months 1 week ago #3 by Damni
Replied by Damni on topic How to Install HD2 on Linux
Forcing VSync seem to lower CPU usage.
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