Severance: Blade of Darkness

Both 1.00 and 1.01 versions

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.1

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What works

Menu, character selections, saving/loading, sound and animations works!

rOpenGL video driver and Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio driver was selected. Game works in full screen mode in resolution 1366x768 32bit with maximum filter, shade and atmosphere settins.

What does not

I had to remove the Data/video/*/main.mpg videos because for them does not reach the load. But the same situation was in Windows. Probably this is due to missing codecs. Was unable to download dlls due to the absence of the normal Internet.

Network Arena multiplayer doesn't work with "Out of memory" message.


What was not tested

Addons was not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

rOpenGL.dll file was copied to Bin/Raster directory. No other tricks made. All other variants are checked and either slow down or cause errors. With rOpenGl library the game works more smoothly than in Windows XP SP3. Hardware: CPU: Linux x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux MEM: 3072 Mb (1024 + 2048 Mb) DDR3 1066 MHz GPU: Intel GMA 5700MHD (xf86-video-intel-2.14.0 i965 gpu driver) (on cpu crystal). HDD: 320Gb SATA 5400 RPM.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 05 20121.5.1Yes Yes GoldRevenantX 
ShowLinux Mint DebianMay 02 20121.5.0Yes Yes Platinump00d73 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 19 20121.5.0Yes Yes BronzeRevenantX 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 20 20121.4Yes Yes GoldAthrun 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 20 20111.3.26Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes



Game installs without problem from original CD.


Updating to 1.01

Is well known that patch 1.01 comes with a subdirectory that have different capitalization compared to the original CD and install, while this is not a problem on FAT or NTFS filesystems as these filesystems are set to be  case insensitive, this is an issue on filesystem like ext2/ext3/ext4 (and almost any filesystem used on Linux/Mac OS X). In this case, the original CD install will create a subdirectory called Mss under Bin directory, but the patch creates a subdirectory capitalized as MSS, so the issue is having both a Mss and a MSS directory.

How to fix it?

Install the update normally, then copy the contents of MSS subdirectory into Mss, and then delete MSS.

Graphic Setup

It must be done based on your hardware, as most plugins will not work properly or even refuse to start.


Systems with Nvidia graphic card should use "Video: rOpenGL" that can be downloaded here

With Nvidia cards you will need to add a following registry key with regedit, in a terminal execute:

wine regedit.exe

Then add the following registry key with regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/OpenGL/DisabledExtensions = GL_KTX_buffer_region

You may need to create the key OpenGL and add DisabledExtensions as a string value.


Systems with Ati graphic card should use "Video: rOpenGL" that can be downloaded here

Intel GMA 950

Users with this card should use Zeckensack's glide wrapper and r3Dfx Voodoo 1-2 plugin to get playable speed, other plugins are too slow or have too much issues to be playable.

Other cards not listed here

If your card is not listed here or you want to experiment you could try one the following plugins (some os these are considered failsafe)

  • D3D i740 windows98, that is the second best approach to play Blade of Darkness (ok in most situations, but is prone to crash on lava pits levels from the end of the game, this issue is the only one that prevents from finishing the game normally, use it at your own risk)
  • Voodoo 1-2 D3D v4, that works flawless in all situations but is resticted to 640x480 16bpp
  • r3Dfx Voodoo 1-2 that can be used through the following glide wrapper

Rest of plugins not listed here aren't recommended as they usually performs worse or have serious issues during gameplay.

Sound Setup

Almost every plugin works here but I have found that "Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio" gives the best performance with no audio delay.

My character is not running!

This is not a Wine bug, but a difference between how Windows and Linux handles keypresses, in order to fix it execute before launching:

xset r off

And after playing (if you want to restore the typematic rate):

xset r on


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