Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Last version of Blood Omen: Legacy of kain

Application Details:

Version: 1.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.6

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation (with external installer - read the extra comments below)
  • In-game menu
  • Cut-scenes (read the extra comments below)
  • Save/load
  • Music/sounds
  • Gamma correction (F11 in game)
  • Game itself

What does not

  • Installation (with build-in installer - it hangs right after lunching it)
  • Changing resolution in game (F12; the game crashes BUT it runs in its maximum resolution as the default, so there should be no need to change it)


What was not tested

  • Playing the whole game through

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

As for installation - you have to use Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 2000/XP Update ( ) which not only let's you install the game from the CD, but also patches it to version 1.2. The game works best with operating system set to "Windows 95" or "Windows 98", but it's also playable with "Windows XP" (with no cut-scenes though). No other winecfg modifications are needed. Of cource you can experiment with sound options (emulation for example as some people reported that with this option on the sound gets better). Also you might want to use some application to keep your CPU busy (some users reported that it was necessary for them, though I had no need for it). My specs: Acer Aspire 5720ZG - Intel Dual-Core T2310 1,46 GHz, 3 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 09 20101.3.6Yes Yes GoldLilim 
ShowArch LinuxAug 22 20081.1.2Yes Yes GoldLilim 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20081.1.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

How to install and play Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain:
  1. Go to cubanraul's Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 2000/XP Update site.
  2. Read the description.
  3. Download the fixed installer.
  4. Insert your Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain CD into the drive.
  5. You might need to run winecfg and set the CD-ROM drive path to indicate to the Legacy of Kain CD.
  6. Run the fixed installer you've downloaded earlier.
  7. Proceed through the installation process, the installer takes care of everything, including patching the game to the latest version.
  8. Remove the CD from the drive after the installation.
  9. Run winecfg and set the operating system to Windows 95/98 for the best performance.
    • You can set it to Windows XP, the game still works fine, except for the cut-scenes, which just don't play at all.
    • You can tweak some sound options, though the game was tester with ALSA and it works great.
  10. Enjoy the wonderful game!

Remember that all credits go to cubanraul, so it might be a good idea to send him a note about how much we love him for bringing good old Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen back to life, not only on our Linux machines but also on those running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7.


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