Heretic II

Heretic 2 is a fantasy 3D shooter; there is also a linux version available, this is for the Windoze one. 

Application Details:

Version: 1.06
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.7

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Test Results

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What works

The installation, the game, movies, sound, changing settings, saving.

What does not



What was not tested

Didn't play the whole game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Crashed once or twice. Runs only when launched from the console. I didn't manage to launch it using KDE.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20161.9.7Yes Yes GoldLe Gluon du Net 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Aug 02 20101.3.0Yes Yes GoldMiH@Ly4 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20081.1.8Yes Yes Silverjames Pithyly 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Jan 03 20080.9.52.Yes Yes PlatinumAlexander Waldmann 
CurrentopenSUSE 10.2May 16 20070.9.37.Yes Yes GoldLeszek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40468 Heretic II crash when you directly launch a level after start the game UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


Here you can find some usefull patches :


Runs fine on 100% native WINE, no need for WineX since this is an OpenGL based game, only the sound is DX, see below.

Two issues:


1. If you want real clean sound you have to use a native dsound.dll. Just use the one from the Heretic 2 installation disc and run wine with the parameter

\"-dll dsound\"


2. The game won\'t recognize the game CD-ROM. Even though you have an original you will still need a no-CD patch. Since this is considered illegal in general i won\'t post any links, you have to search for yourself :( Screenshots can be provided. greetz m.d.


WINE version: 20020327 WINE config: WINE REGISTRY Version 2 [Drive A] \"Path\" = \"/mnt/floppy\" \"Type\" = \"floppy\" \"Label\" = \"Floppy\" \"Serial\" = \"87654321\" \"Device\" = \"/dev/fd0\" [Drive C] \"Path\" = \"/usr/share/wine-c\" \"Type\" = \"hd\" \"Label\" = \"MS-DOS\" \"Filesystem\" = \"win95\" [Drive D] \"Path\" = \"/mnt/cdrom\" \"Type\" = \"cdrom\" \"Label\" = \"CD-Rom\" \"Filesystem\" = \"win95\" \"Device\" = \"/dev/scd0\" [Drive E] \"Path\" = \"/tmp\" \"Type\" = \"hd\" \"Label\" = \"Tmp Drive\" \"Filesystem\" = \"win95\" [Drive F] \"Path\" = \"${HOME}\" \"Type\" = \"network\" \"Label\" = \"Home\" \"Filesystem\" = \"win95\" [Drive Z] \"Path\" = \"/\" \"Type\" = \"network\" \"Label\" = \"Root\" \"Filesystem\" = \"win95\" [wine] \"Windows\" = \"c:\\\\windows\" \"System\" = \"c:\\\\windows\\\\system\" \"Temp\" = \"e:\\\\\" \"Profile\" = \"c:\\\\windows\\\\Profiles\\\\Administrator\" \"GraphicsDriver\" = \"x11drv\" \"ShellLinker\" = \"wineshelllink\" # [DllDefaults] \"DefaultLoadOrder\" = \"native, builtin, so\" [DllOverrides] \"commdlg\" = \"native, builtin\" \"comdlg32\" = \"native, builtin\" \"ver\" = \"builtin, native\" \"version\" = \"builtin, native\" \"shell\" = \"native, builtin\" \"shell32\" = \"native, builtin\" \"lzexpand\" = \"builtin, native\" \"lz32\" = \"builtin, native\" \"comctl32\" = \"native, builtin\" \"commctrl\" = \"builtin, native\" \"wsock32\" = \"builtin\" \"winsock\" = \"builtin\" \"advapi32\" = \"builtin, native\" \"crtdll\" = \"builtin, native\" \"mpr\" = \"builtin, native\" \"winspool.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"ddraw\" = \"builtin, native\" \"dinput\" = \"builtin, native\" \"dsound\" = \"native, builtin\" \"mmsystem\" = \"builtin\" \"winmm\" = \"builtin\" \"msvcrt\" = \"native, builtin\" \"msvideo\" = \"builtin, native\" \"msvfw32\" = \"builtin, native\" \"mcicda.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"mciseq.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"mciwave.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"mciavi.drv\" = \"native, builtin\" \"mcianim.drv\" = \"native, builtin\" \"msacm.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"msacm\" = \"builtin, native\" \"msacm32\" = \"builtin, native\" \"midimap.drv\" = \"builtin, native\" \"wnaspi32\" = \"builtin\" \"icmp\" = \"builtin\" \"shlwapi\" = \"native\" [x11drv] \"AllocSystemColors\" = \"100\" \"PrivateColorMap\" = \"N\" \"PerfectGraphics\" = \"N\" \"Managed\" = \"N\" \"UseDGA\" = \"Y\" \"UseXShm\" = \"Y\" \"DXGrab\" = \"N\" \"DesktopDoubleBuffered\" = \"N\" \"TextCP\" = \"0\" [fonts] \"Resolution\" = \"96\" \"Default\" = \"-adobe-times-\" [serialports] \"Com1\" = \"/dev/ttyS0\" \"Com2\" = \"/dev/ttyS1\" \"Com3\" = \"/dev/ttyS2\" \"Com4\" = \"/dev/modem\" [parallelports] \"Lpt1\" = \"/dev/lp0\" [spooler] \"LPT1:\" = \"|lpr\" [ports] [spy] [registry] \"LoadGlobalRegistryFiles\" = \"Y\" \"LoadHomeRegistryFiles\" = \"Y\" \"LoadWindowsRegistryFiles\" = \"Y\" \"WritetoHomeRegistryFiles\" = \"Y\" \"SaveOnlyUpdatedKeys\" = \"Y\" [Tweak.Layout] \"WineLook\" = \"Win98\" [Console] [Clipboard] \"ClearAllSelections\" = \"0\" \"PersistentSelection\" = \"1\" [WinMM] \"Drivers\" = \"wineoss.drv\" \"WaveMapper\" = \"msacm.drv\" \"MidiMapper\" = \"midimap.drv\" #