How to get Victoria 2 and it's Demo running under Linux:
(EDIT: Was Victora 2 Demo on Linux)
Both the Demo and the full game runs very good under Linux.
I've only the boxed version of the game, but I guess there will be no problem with installation of gamersgate & co versions.
- execute Setup.exe (or Victoria2_Demo.exe) with help of Wine.
- cancel dotnet20 installation when that dialog appears, See why below.
- Install msvcrun2005sp1
- cancel directx installation.
Download native windows d3dx9_36.dll and for the demo d3dx9_40.dll as well (from example: http://www.dll-files.com/) and override them in winecfg. (Set to Native)
Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/VideoMemorySize to the size of your video card's memory (e.g. "512") via "wine regedit"
Set (string) HKCU/Software/Wine/DirectSound/MaxShadowSize to "0" via "wine regedit"
If you install dotnet20 and/or msvcrun2005sp1 via winetricks you might not be able to start the game. See bug:
Workaround is not to install dotnet20 nor msvcrun2005sp1 via winetricks and not use the launcher.
Have a look in launcher/launcher.cfg where the URL to updates are located. Version 1.1 installs without any issues.