Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

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Version distributed via Steam. As far as I am aware, it is the same as the CD retail version with latest official patch (V1.2) and no copy protection (aside from the Steam-provided protection). The game certainly contains the same bugs as the CD retail version patched to V1.2.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.9-staging

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What works

Playing the game, choosing characters, using disciplines... I haven't yet completed the game so I can't say everything.

What does not

Bonus patch 7.6b (see additional information)


What was not tested

Completing the game

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Additional Comments

The game works out of the box, installed by steam, but most of you will probably want to get the community 7.6b patch (latests as of the moment of writing) because the game as released by Troika is very VERY buggy. When I installed the 7.6b patch, I run into the following problem: Whenever I hit "Start a new game" the game would crash. Investigating and talking to the patch creator on steam forums I was suggested to install the patch into a separate directory and try copying dlls one by one to find the culprit. So the culprit for the crashes was the vampire.dll provided by the patch, so in order to play with the 7.6b patch do the following: Install the 7.6b patch into some temporary directory. Copy all the files to the vtmb install directory, BUT don't overwrite the Vampire/dlls/vampire.dll file. Keep the original vampire.dll provided by steam and you would be able to play the game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 07 20183.9-stagingYes Yes YesGoldThomas L 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20141.7.30Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20131.5.28Yes Yes PlatinumMariano 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20121.4Yes Yes PlatinumMariano 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 07 20111.3.26Yes Yes GoldDheart 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Fix launching the patched game

While the unofficial patch 9.4 works perfectly well on Linux, the launcher that is created by the setup is broken.

Find the "VTM Bloodlines Unofficial Patch.desktop" file on your desktop, open it up with a text file and change the line:

-game\ Unofficial_Patch


-game Unofficial_Patch

You can also apply the latter one in the Steam startup options to track your playing time with the unofficial patch.

Make the game look better

To force antialiasing in the game, run this in a terminal:


export __GL_FSAA_MODE

wine /path/to/your/Vampire.exe -game Unofficial_Patch


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