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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What works

Everything, with a few tweaks.

What does not

The intro video works with a virtual desktop, but in fullscreen mode you have to alt-tab away and then back to the game to see the introvideo.

If the game crashes after a while (1-2h) with errors like "Out of memory", "Out of video memory", "Could not allocate..." set the LAA flag in the header of drakensang.exe (you have to use a no-cd fixed exe for that as the copy protection of the original exe notices your tampering and won't let you start the game). This fixed all memory problems for me and I haven't experienced a single crash since then (even when playing for 5-6h).


What was not tested

Nothing, I finished the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

-Testing machine: AMD X2 2x3.0GHz, 4GB RAM (DDR2-800), GeForce GTX 285 (with NV proprietary driver 280.13), Creative SB X-FI, Kernel 3.0 -Winesettings for Drakensang: Winver: winxp, DxGrab: disabled, Windowed mode: disabled, Vertex- and Pixelshader: enabled (hardware), Audio: alsa with full hw-acceleration. -Registrysettings for Drakensang: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D] "DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl" "VideoMemorySize"="1024" "UseGLSL"="enabled" "OffscreenRenderingMode"="fbo" "Multisampling"="enabled"

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64May 29 20121.5.5Yes Yes GoldFeldspar 
CurrentDebian 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 
ShowDebian 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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