Download a Win32 binary OpenAL Soft version. Creative's one is badly bugged and broken. Extract content of openal-soft-*-bin.zip and copy Win32/soft_oal.dll into S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky/bin directory as OpenAL32.dll. Overwriting the one already there.
Install NOCD patch
Install latest nVidia drivers (180.44+) to use OffscreenRenderingMode=FBO. It's needed for advanced graphics features
Starting the game
Use the following command to start the game:
cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/S.T.A.L.K.E.R.\ -\ Clear\ Sky/
WINEDEBUG=-all wine bin/xrEngine.exe -i
Either edit the link Wine created on your desktop to add "-i" or run
it from the terminal. Alternatively set "input_exclusive_mode" to "0" -
after game starts, press [~] key to bring console, type
"input_exclusive_mode 0" and press [enter].
Frequent crashes when changing options, loading game starting new game, etc - use latest nVidia drivers and recent Wine version.
Sound does not work. Clear Sky does not support dsound - use OpenAL Soft version of OpenAl32.dll
Mouse is not captured inside the game window. Ether use fullscreen
mode or set input_exclusive_mode to 1 when in game. Change it to 0 for
menu / PDA / map
Install this game.
Patch this game to newest patch (today this is 1.5.10 version):
Use winetricks to install DirectX. If you haven't fast and unlimited Internet, you can use install files that you have. Set Windows version as 2000 in winecfg, copy l_intl.nls to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, install .NET 2.0, install Visual Basic C++ 2005/2005_SP1/2008/2010. After this you can install DirectX. It can works without .NET, but with too slow installation. If you haven't DirectX installer, just copy d3dx9_31.dll, d3dx9_36 and d3dx9_37 files to game's directory.
Game will be playable with this command: wine xrEngine.exe -fsltx ../fsgame.ltx from "bin" directory, and wine bin/xrEngine.exe from game's directory. If you don't listen sound, set off emulation of sound in Wine
1.1.6+, try kill pulseaudio process, use ALSA.
If your keyboard doesn't work, open Properties, Controls, and press "Set Default" button. You can see this error if you run preinstalled game in other OS or wine.
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by Harry on Saturday October 6th 2012, 23:30
I'd like to share a few tips:
if you happen to press TAB or ALT+TAB and the game minimizes,
you will see in the icon the game is being rendered there!
to maximise again, open the console (~) and blindly type: vid_restart
hit enter and profit :)
if your mouse bugs (you cant turn around), press esc, go in option, click USE, it will refresh all settings including mouse, smile and profit :)
by Zhenya on Thursday September 24th 2009, 4:42
My keyboard doesn't work for me! I can't skip first video, can't move plauer. Keyboard works in menu only.
I saw it in Windows system when I had not many RAM with old CPU. Now it works in Windows, but not in Linux.
Some time ago I played from Linux. I don't remember any problems. But I can't remember Wine release without keyboard trouble.
I can't start game now
by Zhenya on Friday August 28th 2009, 3:03
With newest Wine 1.1.28 and openSuSE 10.2 I can't start game now. I see red screen when video playing, black screen on video. Can't watch anything, only up and down. I can't move. In older Wine I haven't troubles, but can't move.
RE: by LukasKnappstein on
Thursday August 27th 2009, 8:16
by M.P. on Monday June 22nd 2009, 14:57
There are four types of lightning, I experienced rendering errors (objects too near to game character are rendered very dark) in the last two lightning modes (full dynamic and enhanced full dynamic) even on Windows (64bit XP, NV8800GT, 186.18 nvidia drivers). Could be a bug in the game...
Under wine, it seems to work fine (a bit slow, but thats not so unexpected with such old hardware) with static lightning on NV6800GT, 64bit debian sid, wine 1.1.23, 180.44 nvidia drivers (I had to use the -i parameter and replace bundled openAL with openAL soft)