Many bug fixes
Installation - flawless
Patching to 1.2 - flawles
Running - with a NOCD patch the game started. (I had to download dll file: d3dx9_36.dll) . All the intro material played smoothly.
Gameplay - rather poor performance. The settings had to by turn down to minimum for a smooth gameplay. No artifacts though! Apart from a grey square under the cursor everything looked goooood.
Loading/saving - fine.
Ingame opions modification - like a dream.
Windowed mode - also good.
What does not
Tages crippleware. Running the original game exe kept nagging for Administrator account privileges. Passed that $^&!@# and installed a NOCD patch.
What was not tested
Further gameplay (only played couple of first scenes)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 12 2008||1.0-rc4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Florian|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 24 2008||1.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Florian|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 21 2008||1.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Florian|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 06 2008||0.9.58.||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Mar 10 2008||0.9.57.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10264||Multiple games wrapped with Tages Protection 5.x DRM scheme fail to start (Tages driver needs 'IoAllocateMdl' implementation)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11285||Static characters on Nvidia 7xxx cards in Witcher||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12304||corrupt movies & menu screen graphics on ati in the witcher game||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|12771||Multiple graphic problems in "The Witcher"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15374||The Witcher - Game cannot be registered||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16456||Games crash with GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY error||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
Problem with display character ~ GeForce 7xxx
Problem with Performance ~ GeForce 8xxx
Please let me know your card and your problems with the game, to update this list.
If you are hit by bug #34052 (invisible character models), or flickering, set this key in the registry as a workaround (it happens on closed Nvidia driver, and to some on Mesa / Intel. It didn't happen to me with Mesa / radeonsi):
Another similar issue is bug #46553 when some textures turn black indoors. For now, install d3dx9_35 native override to work around that.