Drakensang: Das Schwarze Auge

Retail Version

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.5

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation.
  • Patching the game (patch 1.01).
  • Playing the game for quite a long time.

What does not

  • Using an un-patched Wine version (bug #14758).
  • Trees are rendered in white (bug #14942).
  • Sometimes grass is not shown on the ground but a few meters over the ground (happens in Ferdok and Blutberge).
  • Sometimes game hangs completely after playing for some hours (you can save anytime so it is not a big problem).


What was not tested

  • Finishing the game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Patched Wine version (see above), Audio-DLLs, Drakensang patch 1.01.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64May 29 20121.5.5Yes Yes GoldFeldspar 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Aug 05 20111.3.25Yes Yes GoldKairhos 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 13 20091.1.14Yes Yes SilverFlorian 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 26 20081.1.5Yes Yes BronzeNiels 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes BronzeBenjamin 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO get Drakensang running
  • Get the latest Wine development release.
  • Install Drakensang.
  • Install the Drakensang patch to version 1.01.
  • Install DirectX 9.0 June or newer (if you have problems use winetricks).
  • Install and register the required DLLs for the XACT audio engine (see forum post (German) and comments here in the AppDB). Alternatively you can use this script to add and register the dlls.
  • Try to start the game. If you have problems, read the next two hints.
  • If you have problems with the videos: Try to start Drakensang with the option "-novideo".
  • If you get the error message
    err:d3d:getColorBits Unsupported format: WINED3DFMT_R32F
    have a look at bug report 14758. Get the hack posted there, get the newest Git version of Wine, apply the hack and compile Wine yourself.


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