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Hellgate: London

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Application Details:

Version: Single player 1.2
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc5

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Test Results

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What works


Patching to single player v-1.2 with workaround (see additional comments).

Playing with dx9 executable.

No winetricks or windows libraries needed.

What does not

Playing with dx10 executable.

Mouse is completely unresponsive, including clicks. The game seems to run fine (at least you can get in game and run around with the keyboard), but it cannot be played properly for this reason (see additional comments).

Game complains about a missing "language.dat" file (probably not a wine bug. See additional comments)

Upon launching, game complains about underpowered cpu. This can simply be ignored.

Crashes occasionly.


What was not tested

Multiplayer (servers no longer active).

Full single player game (played some of the tutorial level).

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Language.dat: Upon initial installation the game complains about a missing file "language.dat", though the game will still launch successfully. However the same complaint prevents the 1.2 single player patch from installing. To solve this, create the file "language.dat" using Notepad in wine, containing the line "Language=English" (N.B. You must use notepad. Creating the file using gedit did not work for me. I don't know why.). Place this in the "Hellgate London/Data" folder. Now the patch should work. I do not think this is a wine bug. Apparently windows users have a similar problem. Mouse problems: The game can be played normally with the patch available here: . This patch applies cleanly to wine 1.2.2. I could not get this patch to apply cleanly to later versions of wine, though admittedly I did not try all later versions.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jan 16 20172.0-rc5Yes Yes NoPlatinumKakarott 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20161.9.20Yes Yes NoGoldHenry 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 18 20121.4N/A Yes NoBronzeŽarko Živanov 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 14 20111.3.13Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Jan 31 20111.3.12Yes Yes NoBronzeKakarott 

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Install crashing
by Alex on Tuesday April 14th 2020, 8:02
I'm trying to install the game on Arch Linux with Kernel "Linux 5.6.3-arch1-1" mostly with the settings from
The Setup.exe starts fine but after entering the registration key it flashes the installation screen and goes directly to the last one without error message, saying "Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, please run the installation again."
Did anybody encounter that and knows how I could possibly debug that?
I already tried different Wine versions (3.6, 5.5) and different Windows bases (Windows 7, Windows XP) and also using POL and wine directly, but nothing changed the situation.
64bit version
by bckmschng on Saturday January 14th 2017, 5:39
Does anyone knows how to run this game as 64bit version?
It kinda works starts with using version 1.5.2 but the mouse does not work and no text appears.
RE: 64bit version
by Kakarott on Monday January 16th 2017, 17:30
err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found
-> install winbind

be sure to have us keyboard layout:
setxkbmap us
localectl set-x11-keymap us
RE: 64bit version
by Kakarott on Monday January 16th 2017, 17:30
And for Hellgate 2038: $ winetricks d3dx9_43