What does not
You have to disable steam overlay or the game will freeze when trying to name a character.
What was not tested
You need to launch steam.exe with the command -no-dwrite to see any text in the steam client. Once steam is running you will have to change the Steam Overlay to off. This is changed by choosing clicking steam - settings - in-game. You want to make sure Enable the Steam overlay while in-game is not checked.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jun 07 2018||3.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Thomas L|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 04 2014||1.7.30||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 15 2013||1.5.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Mariano|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Mariano|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 07 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dheart|
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:
You can also apply the latter one in the Steam startup options to track your playing time with the unofficial patch.
To force antialiasing in the game, run this in a terminal:
wine /path/to/your/Vampire.exe -game Unofficial_Patch