Crysis Crysis 1.x

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VersionCrysis 1.x
License Retail
Votes 18
Wine Version1.7.8
Maintainers of this version:
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Retail release of Crysis
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Everything in game, installing, playing, Playing 1920x1080, all settings on High, AAx8, no vsync

 Set steam launch option -dx9

Install: d3dx9, msxml3, vcrun2005, vcrun2008, tahoma, corefonts, and i install physx

What does not

What was not tested
Gamepad, Multiplayer

Additional Comments

Do not be discouraged by the "garbage" ratings. This game runs with no issues for me. If this for some reason does not work for you, The comments have useful info for getting the game running.
I personally get better performance by disabling GLSL support, you must set mouse warp override to force.

With above packages installed, i am able to play, very good performance too, i am impressed, i range 30-65 fps on High settings at 1080p, It does go higher, but only when you look at the sky or when you're in an area that isn't very populated. avg is about 40.
Check your fps in game by opening the game console, and typing r_displayinfo 1
This is all I to run this game, runs very well! 
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Dec 19 20131.7.8 Yes Yes Gold Jesse 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Aug 21 20131.7.0 Yes Yes Garbage Carlos Rodriguez 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 28 20121.5.16 Yes Yes Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Jan 17 20121.3.37 N/A Yes Platinum Koller David Daniel 
ShowArch LinuxOct 18 20111.3.29 Yes Yes Silver Alessandro Pezzoni 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7991 Test Drive: Unlimited messed up graphics REOPENED View
10206 Crysis has huge graphical errors on certain systems NEW View
15350 wrong keyboard layout in Tomb Raider Anniversary / Legend NEW View
34389 Crysis (Warhead,Wars): relative mouse movement restricted UNCONFIRMED View
35776 Crysis is extremely slow in Wine 1.7.14 UNCONFIRMED View


If you're using ATI hardware there may be even worse problems since their drivers suck (for now)

  • Use Wine 1.1.5 or newer with MouseWarpOverride=force. The mouse will not work properly in the menu. You will have to navigate with the keyboard after left-clicking once.
  • Put d3dx9_36.dll and XINPUT1_3.dll in windows/system32. You can get them from a DLL site like
  • Install the game and use a Crack on it 
  • Set OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo
  • Set Shaders to High, else you will get graphical problems
  • You will get extremely bright HDR. So add r_glow = 0 to My Documents/My Games/Crysis/game.cfg. Remove write-permissions to stop Crysis from butchering the file at every restart


  • FPS are even worse than on Windows (~15 FPS on a 8600GT low settings except shaders). Don't even try to run the game on hardware lower than a GF8 it will not work!
  • Severe graphical corruption
  • Sound may vanish under some circumstances
  • Movies don't have sounds at all
  • Crysis will freeze whenever it feels like it 
  • FPS will drop to below 1 at some resolutions
  • Also FPS may suddenly drop at any point, usually accompanied by graphical corruption. Restart the game and reload the level to fix this
  • The patcher will not work in Wine 


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Crysis WORKS!!!
by Booman on Saturday August 17th 2013, 8:19
For those of you who given up on Crysis in Wine, it actually works!

I am running Crysis with High settings and resolution 1680x1050 with a patched version of Wine 1.4-rc5 in PlayOnLinux.

Here is a step-by-step guide:

I can't post test results here because Wine admins won't allow patched vesions of Wine or even PlayOnLinux. So other versions of Wine crash because of a memory leak. This doublebuffer patched version fixes the memory leak.

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Wine 1.6-rc4
by Booman on Wednesday August 7th 2013, 14:21
Confirming that the same errors still exist with Wine 1.6-rc4

I can skip the cutscenes with spacebar and it continues, even to the point where I'm parachuting out of the plane, but then crash.
Who knows if the memory leak will ever be fixed.

I thought about using the custom Wine with the double-buffer patch, but I really want to use a modern Wine version instead.

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by Germain on Monday March 18th 2013, 18:04
I'm using the latest WINE release (1.5.26).

I'm on a 64 bit environment but set up a 32 bit chroot and was able to build a patched 32 bit WINE (with this patch:

I then installed vcrun2008 and d3dx9_39 using winetricks into a new prefix, and ran the game e.g.:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_crysis winetricks vcrun2008 d3dx9_39
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_crysis ./path/to/patched/wine/wine /path/to/Crysis.exe

The game runs great, I've already completed the first level. I've noticed almost no graphical glitches (the only ones I've seen are really minor: the ocean's color cycling between orange and blue in the first cutscene is the only one I actually remember).
I didn't take the hassle to actually check my FPS rate, but it runs just as smoothly as it does on Windows, except for some lag spikes every now and then.

My specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz

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  • RE: by Germain on Sunday March 31st 2013, 15:41
  • RE: by Germain on Wednesday April 3rd 2013, 16:31
Still not fully working
by Sabun on Monday March 4th 2013, 6:18
I've been giving Crysis (Steam version) a go on Ubuntu 12.10 64Bit with various versions of Wine.

When testing 1.5.25, 1.5.23, and 1.5.11 the game will open (albeit you have to wait a minute or two). Main intros, videos are all fine. Main menu works, but the game will crash in the same spot everytime.

Right after you jump out of the plane on the first mission, shortly between mid fall the game will abruptly crash. I tried the patch in the latest test results above, still the same.

The only pros right now are:
1. Loading the level is extremely fast
2. No graphical glitches (for the few moments in the plane)
3. Main menu works fine (no mouse/input patch needed)

System specs:
AMD Phenom II 965 3.4GHz
Nvidia GTX 680

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Works Well with Ubuntu 12.04
by Doc on Saturday October 6th 2012, 13:25
Hi Friends,

I just submitted my test results (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 32-bit PAE with WINE version 1.5.14). So far so good. Here are some observations that I can share, while my test results are being reviewed:

1. Regedit for Mouse: I think this is already incorporated in version 1.5.14. In fact, I had to delete the regedit that I made because it created a negative effect - my mouse cursor stayed in the middle of the screen.

2. Regedit for Offscreen: not sure if it did something positive to the experience, but did not experience anything negative so I did not delete it.

3. Works fine and dandy, no problems so far. Well, I did have problems earlier. To isolate, I started from scratch so that any "variables" will be eliminated from the process. I may have missed some steps in my previous attempts, so I decided to ensure that it will be documented hence my test submission (so that I will not forget, lol...).

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Crash in Singleplayer
by Marisa Kirisame on Sunday September 16th 2012, 9:49
From what I can see in the game logs, it appears that the crash is related to the engine failing to allocate more than 3GB of RAM.

The message goes something like:

*** Memory allocation for 3227618980 bytes failed ****

I have 8GB RAM total and run Arch Linux x86_64. I'd try to run the 64-bit version and see if this is just an issue with the 32-bit binary, but it won't work, it appears to be unable to "load the game DLL".

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