Digital distribution version from Good Old Games , presumably patched to the latest version.
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playing the game in virtual desktop mode @800x600
cutscenes, in-game videos
visuals, rendering, animations are fine
What does not
without a no-cd crack the game is unplayable
outside ambient sounds are much too loud and can be heard continuously, as if some of the game's sound files are repeated again and again.
in-game anti-aliasing (can be forced through Nvidia control panel)
What was not tested
everything was tested, I played out the game without a crash (strictly in virtual desktop mode)
The game needs native msvcp60.dll, you can install it with 'winetricks vcrun6'.
Without a proper no-cd crack the game starts but shows only a black screen. Search for a crack for the Collector's Edition.
Best to play in virtual desktop mode, fullscreen had serious issues for me, including freezing, unresponsive WM etc. Might be a Nvidia driver issue, too.
Whenever the game makes a screen transition the whole screen turns to black for 1-2 seconds, even if you are running the game in virtual desktop mode.
Most annoying bug is the loud ambient sound when you are outside, tried with various settings in Wine's audio tab, no luck.
Despite the mentioned bugs the game is well playable.
Solution for black menu problem
by Boris on Wednesday May 25th 2011, 3:00
After following the no-cd trick, I still had the problem with absolutely black menus, and no mouse cursor visible (though it was possible to click on things). I solved it by changing from 16bit resolution to 32bit resolution. Since menus were unusable, instead of changing it in-game, I used a hex editor to edit Config.dat file in "Syberia Saves" folder. At the offset 10 there is a single byte which is intially 0x10. That byte should be changed to 0x20.
No sound in cutscenes
by Elmo on Tuesday April 5th 2011, 2:12
I have a double pack from eu-adventureshop.gamesplanet.com, was cheaper :)
I had to use the crack, install MVCP60 and finally dsound to get any sound at all (there was a small glitch at the start of the logo video). But now there's no sound in the videos. Then I tried installing directx9, as someone had for syberia2. Now the sounds are as before installing dsound: Only glitches at the start of videos and no ingame sounds (including the start menu). I'd be satisfied if I oculd view the videos separately, but VLC didn't recognize the format of the .syb files.
by Gergely Fazekas on Sunday July 18th 2010, 4:30
I used the no-cd crack to solve the black screen problem, but the menu is messed up (where there is supposedly be text like "New Game" etc, there is only black), I can hit the buttons and start the game, but there is no mouse pointer and it's generally unresponsive to clicks or anything. (Intro video works though)
Ubuntu 10.04, Dell Latitude D610 (with Intel 915GM)
nvm by Gergely Fazekas on
Sunday July 18th 2010, 4:39
RE: nvm by Ryan Chartier on
Friday December 24th 2010, 22:08
Black screen issue
by GyB on Sunday March 28th 2010, 10:19
I was quite disappointed that my freshly purchased game is not working in Wine. There are so many test results here that rated the game Gold. One of the comments mentioned this black screen issue and that it may be related to some copy-protection.
I was sceptical: I bought the game from GoG, they always offer their games without DRM.
However, THERE IS a no-cd patch that can be applied to the GoG version: look for the Collector's Edition of the game on GCW. With that "patch" the game is playable.
If I had known that before I submitted my test result, the rating wouldn't be Garbage.