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RO2 + CrossOver problems (Linux Mint Mate x64)
Lars Øksendal
Lars Øksendal
Posted 2014-05-10 18:51
I downloaded the trial version of Crossover to see if I got Red Orchestra 2 to work. The game starts, but not perfect.

This happens when I start up the game via Steam (Crossover):

1. I press cancel on the .Net and pb installation, and the game "starts".
2. The resolution of the desktop drops very low (zoomed).
3. I have to Alt + Tab and select the game in the list for the RO2-gamewindow to open. (The window has no edges)
4. I see only 5% (an edge) of the game window and can't move to see more.

What must I do to fix this?
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2014-05-11 03:22
First thing's first. The resolution isn't "zoomed" it's just a lower resolution and this makes anything on screen look bigger. Anything but the native resolution on a flat panel display, like most people use today, looks horrible(I miss my old CRT, sigh).

I happen to have the free, single player version (there was a promo not long ago) and by the looks of it, it's an Unreal Engine 3 game. Which means that it has some initial quirks. One is the fact that you need to Alt+Tab to get to the game window. Happens with all the UE3 games that I know of with the exception of Mass Effect (the first in the trilogy). The other is the funky way to set up a proper resolution. The following trick usually works:

(make sure steam and the game are closed first)
1) Open the bottle manager, select the bottle where this game is installed and go to the Control Panel tab
2) Select Wine Configuration, click the Launch Selected Item button
3) Go to the Graphics tab and check the Emulate a virtual desktop box, click the Apply button and then OK to exit.

Start Steam, (you should see the Steam window within another window), start the game, go to the graphics options and set a proper resolution to match your native display rez. It may still look funnny. No problem, just close the game and then Steam. Repeat steps 2) and 3) to remove the emulated desktop setting. Start Steam and the game and it should be all fine for you now.

Pro-tip: on some desktops, you can move a window by holding the Alt key and holding left-click on the window, while dragging it around. There is also the option to rebind that key combo....
Lars Øksendal
Lars Øksendal
Posted 2014-05-11 06:13
Thank you very much for your help, Silviu Cojocaru!
Lars Øksendal
Lars Øksendal
Posted 2014-05-11 06:33
I have now updated and verified punkbuster with pbsetup.exe and pbsvc.exe on my Steam Bottle. But I still get kicked from servers with punkbuster.

According to WineHQ, it is possible to get it to work. Any tips?
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2014-05-11 09:05
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2014-05-22 06:48
Sorry for the late reply - I was just working through my unread forum posts.

I'm afraid PunkBuster will not work. The main problem is the API fingerprinting.

For the mouse pointer issue, see the MouseWarpOverride key here: . The same keys exist in CrossOver. For MouseWarpOverride we have an additional value "force_edge" that only warps when the mouse gets close to the edge of the screen.

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