Note that users running this game in older WINE versions have experienced mouse issues among other problems. It is strongly advised that you use either the latest stable version of WINE (Currently 1.4.0) or the latest development release.
Also note that to running the game must be done in the following fashion:
The game will fail to launch if you use WINE to run executable from within the bin folder.
Getting WINE ready:
Just install WINE from your distribution's package manager, be it apt-get, yum, pacman or something else. The newer the WINE version, the better.
If your distribution does not offer a newer version of WINE, simply download the latest version from winehq, or use PlayOnLinux to manage your wine versions/prefixes for you.
Winetricks is another immensely helpful tool when working with wineprefixes, if your distribution doesn't package it, you can get it here.
Once that's out of the way, continue on to installing the game.
Installation: Steam Version
Right now, you don't need any dll overrides, just run:
winetricks --no-isolate steam
and after updating Steam, you can install Call of Pripyat just fine. If you're using a wineprefix other than the default "~/.wine", then you need to add your wineprefix to the command:
Set up a fresh wineprefix and run the DVD installer. Right now, it is unknown exactly which dll overrides are needed (if any) due to lack of recent test data. If you are having trouble, use winetricks to install d3dx9 and ffdshow.
Running the Game
Launch the game (NOT from the bin folder, run command one level above).
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by mzneverdies on Monday January 10th 2011, 15:42
Game runs fine, but whenever i try to change resolution, it crashes, so i'm stuck on 1024x768.
Also, mouse is stucked in the middle of the screen on the menus (in-game runs fine), and the only wayaround that worked for me was typing "input_exclusive_mode 0", but then in-game mouse has limited turn-scope.
get an error at startup
by arcfk on Sunday March 14th 2010, 16:18
dinput set to native
when i start the game, the splashscreen appears followed by this error:
"xrEngine.exe caused ACCESS_VIOLATION in module "C:\Programme\bitComposer Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat\bin\xrEngine.exe" at 0023:004122D3"
if i set dinout to default value, the splashscreen appears and nothing happens
Crashes during startup.
by Loki Davison on Sunday February 21st 2010, 7:15
Can someone who has it working post any changes they have made?
I've installed using steam, the initial load screen appears, it changes resolution and displays what i'm guessing should be the intro movie but it's just black, then crashes with a divide by zero error.