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January 25th, 2007, 05:07 AM
I have installed Baldur's gate II with wine.

In order to set up game options successfully, I run:

$sudo wine /home/****/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Black\ Isle/BGII\ -\ SoA/BGConfig.exe

which works.

Note that all directories must have user write permissions or saving games won't work.

January 25th, 2007, 05:24 AM

January 25th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Try locating the folder in which you have Baldur's Gate installed (like "/home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/baldursgate") on the terminal. For example:

cd /home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/baldursgate

and then try:

sudo chmod 777 -R

to change permissions. Try launching the game without sudo then and see if you can change and save settings then.

January 25th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Thanks, that seemed to work. Runs now, though sound is a little glitchy.

January 18th, 2008, 07:53 PM
when i try to start the game, it just freezes up. im using ubuntu w/ virtual box for mac. any suggestions?

January 18th, 2008, 11:24 PM
I think that's very different from running with wine. For example, a mac copy is probably for powerpc mac, I'd guess.

January 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
i think you misunderstood me. im trying to run BG2 through wine, but im running wine though ubuntu, which is being run through virtual box on a macbook.

January 21st, 2008, 01:24 AM
i think you misunderstood me. im trying to run BG2 through wine, but im running wine though ubuntu, which is being run through virtual box on a macbook.

Not sure but it could be a problem with the fact that virtual boxes doesn't give you grafic acc. support, specially not as well as the real thing and I belive that BG2 uses opengl for somethings

January 21st, 2008, 02:45 AM
on startup? i dont even get through the opening videos. in fact, i dont even start them.

May 10th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Slightly different issue, my son's have been unable to convince Baldur's Gate to run under Wine. We are using the latest Ubuntu and Wine releases.

Is someone able to guide us through successfully installing and operating?:confused:

April 22nd, 2009, 08:20 PM

I installed Baldurs Gate II from iso images, which went fine. Installed a NOCD patch. Game works perfect.. i even did a wide screen support mod. Online should work but getting a game with a mate of mine through TCP/IP can be a real hassle.

I can help you in more detail, odds are iam not going to look at this thread again. If you need me make a post @ www.orangeswarm.com


UPDATE 23/4/09!
I finally got the multiplayer working. I installed additional DLL files for DirectPlay and added some stuff to the registry as discusted in the WineHQ page for DirectPlay. What made it work in the end was the VPN client Hamachi :D

March 23rd, 2010, 06:32 PM
This seemed like the right place to put this.

I'm running Xubuntu (latest version), successfully installed and run Baldur's Gate and TOTSC - but am having trouble running SOA.

Do I need to install the patch?

I'm running the dvd/4-in-1 pack.

March 23rd, 2010, 08:17 PM
What sort of trouble would you be having?

March 23rd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Ok, what I am doing is mounting the cd/dvd BG2:SOA... Then right click on Baldur.exe and open with Wine.

There is no Autorun.exe - only an Autorun.ini or .inf

The load screen comes up play/settings/configure etc

The configuration seems to be ok, did this on the install and the graphics - 3 different coloured squares thing is all ok.

Laptop freezes, my desktop background enlarges, as do the icons, then nothing, I can switch between sessions using alt-tab, but it wont actually execute any of these commands and have to power it off.


Sarevok is dead, but I need to defeat more Bhalspawn.

March 23rd, 2010, 09:31 PM

If you installed it wasn't an icon to launch it put in the wine menu somewhere, or on your desktop even?

Either way this command should start Baldurs gate, providing it's been installed in the default location on a default installation of wine..

wine "/home/YOUR USER NAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Black Isle/BGII - SoA/BGMain.exe"

Do that in a terminal and see if it says anything.

Did you set the resolution to one that your laptop can do during install?

Unselected the 3d acceleration bit and the opengl bit in the config program, see if that makes a difference. Set it to 800x600 as that's what BG1 (seeing as it works for you) uses if I remember correctly.

Install the patch anyway, can't make it worse can it.

March 24th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Hey, thanks for the reply.

There was no icon installed on the desktop, nor is there one under the XFCE drop-down menu.

3d acceleration is unselected.

I tried the command you gave, which yielded this:

wine: cannot find '/home/benjohnson/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Black Isle/BGII - SoA/BGMain.exe'

I've just installed the patch - will try that first and see if it works, will update this if it works/crashes my laptop.

Fingers crossed.

Ok - that crashed it. :(

March 24th, 2010, 02:07 PM
wine: cannot find '/home/benjohnson/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Black Isle/BGII - SoA/BGMain.exe'

That means that isn't where BGMain.exe is, or something is miss spelt or wrong case.

Sorry can't think of anything else as it works perfectly OK here for me.

March 24th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I had problems running BGII too. Seems like wine screws up with all the spaces in the path or something.

In the end I installed BG1, TotSC, BG2 and ToB with Easututu. It has some nice benefits. Made a Howto for it here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1437195