Clive Barker's Undying

The one and only CD release (there is a 1.0 patch, but it's only a minor texture update).

Application Details:

Version: 1.0(2)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.3

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The install (with DCOM98), the game intermittently

What does not

Using the game with hardware vertex shaders


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The installer on the CD works correctly if you install DCOM98 first. I had to run with this command to get it to work: WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32,oleaut32,rpcrt4=n" wine dcom98.exe

The game would not start with the normal executable due to the error "A debugger has been found". With a nocd executable it would start intermittently, however frequently it would have a general protection fault instead of starting.

The first time the game starts, it asks you for a few settings. The only way I could get it to start was using the software renderer. I obviously could not use the Glide driver as I don't have a 3dfx card (I did try for the sake of completeness though) and the D3D renderer would not allow the game to start due to an error initializing the 3d hardware. If you mistakenly selected the wrong renderer, just remove the System.ini file from the same directory as the exe and it will ask again.

That got the game started for me, but it crashed very early on during the first cinematic when you meet the housekeeper and start walking upstairs. The solution to this was to change the vertex shader support in winecfg to Emulation or None. Hardware never worked, while Emulation and None worked intermittently. Sometimes it would still crash with both.

There are fairly significant rendering errors, but nothing that affects gameplay so far. I haven't gotten very far, but so far the game seems to be everything I've heard it was and is very playable despite software rendering and emulated shaders on my 6600 GT.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Feb 28 20161.9.3Yes Yes Goldtabletime 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 10 20161.9.1Yes Yes PlatinumDanny Schmarsel 
ShowSlackware64 -currentMay 05 20151.7.42Yes Yes PlatinumDanny Schmarsel 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20141.7.22Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJun 22 20141.7.20Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3194 Certain versions of Installshield cause memory leak CLOSED FIXED View
3720 InstallShield fails with error Code 80040706 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
11274 Clive Barker's Undying: won't install (regression). CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Enable Widescreen
Go to \system. Open system.ini. Find these lines:


Change them to set your resolution.

Now open user.ini. Find these lines:


Change the values to set your FOV to your preference. I recommend 100 for 16:10 displays, and 106 for 16:9 displays.


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