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Installing and playing the game(demo)
What does not
The launcher doesn't work, start the game executable directly.
The game needs a native d3dx9_36.dll
The game can't properly display which key a certain action is bound to.
What was not tested
Playing past chapter 1. (Stopped at the entrance of the second town)
Due to new graphic card on slightly old drivers(GF 9800GT on nvidia-173.14.09-3) wine couldn't autodetect VideoMemorySize so that had to be defined manually. See http://wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys )
When launching the game for the first time all video/detail settings were set to "HIGH" which wasn't really playable. Changing to "MEDIUM" was much more enjoyable.
The rating is very close to GOLD.
by Stéphane Bisinger on Thursday June 19th 2008, 10:05
These are the steps I followed to make the demo work:
0. Possibly set WINEPREFIX to its own folder (e.g. export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.thewitcher )
1. Download and unzip the Demo, then run wine TheWitcher_Demo.exe . It will install the demo and exit without any confirmation.
2. Put a copy of d3dx9_36.dll in $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32 . Either take it from a windows installation or download it or extract it from the DirectX installer
3. Launch the game with this command:
$ wine C:\\Program\ Files\\The\ Witcher\ Demo\\System\\witcher.exe
If the game doesn't start complaining that it can't find msvcp80.dll you have to install Visual C++ Redistributable libraries. This can be done easily with winetricks (www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks ) this way:
$ ./winetricks vcrun2005 winver=winxp
If it doesn't work this way, try restarting with a clean $WINEPREFIX directory. Sometimes installation of these libraries seems to fail, but I may be wrong; they should be installed by the demo itself, but it doesn't always work.