Gears of War

Retail release, version 1.x.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.20

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What works

Installation from DVD

Important Note:During installation near the end the installer will try to move 2 directories from the DVD to your /windows/winsxs/. The 'Manifests' directory on the DVD is spelled Manifests while under .wine/...winsxs is spelled 'manifests'.

Create a directory under .wine named ..../windows/winsxs/Manifests and copy the files from /winsxs/manifests into it. Otherwise the install will fail which is where people are getting stuck.

Also check that the binary filenames are Spelled correctly with correct Capitialization,etc in the shortcuts and in the registry.

What does not

Starting up.....and the rest afterwards. 


What was not tested

Everything beyond the install

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

::Need to install to debug & get somewhat started:: Fresh .Wine Directory is recommended. DotNet20 VCRUN2005 SP1 IE6 MSXML3 Games for Windows Live If you have the time and want to debug this game to find out why it can't get past the Startup screens it might be worth it. It looks to be an OLE32/OLEAUT32/TypeLib2 situation/errors at least that's as far as I got before I gave up. :)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowAntergos x86_64Oct 10 20161.9.20Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Aug 08 20131.6Yes Yes Golddj--alex 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 04 20131.6-rc3Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20121.4Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMar 24 20111.3.16Yes No GarbageZdenek Styblik 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16503 Gears of War fails on startup CLOSED FIXED View
17273 Many apps and games need SetNamedPipeHandleState implementation (support for named pipe message mode)(FireFox+Flash, Win8/NET 4.x SDK/vcrun2012, WiX installers) CLOSED FIXED View
25245 Gears of War fails on startup (ICustomDoc::SetUIHandler is a stub) CLOSED FIXED View
36257 Gears of War fails on startup, reporting 'binkw32.dll: You cannot run the game with modified executable code. Please reinstall the game.' CLOSED FIXED View
36258 Gears of War crashes on unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXDisassembleShader CLOSED FIXED View

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