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Painkiller Overdose

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Application Details:

Version: patched with OverdosePatch84.exe
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.18

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What works

Installation works, using the GOG package installer.

What does not

The game will crash if you don't install DirectX 9.

This can be fixed using winetricks to override the necessary dll's.

Also hen the game starts from the first time, it is very usual to start with a cropped screen, requiring to use the "Virtual Desktop" option on winecfg to fix the problem.


Requires winetricks to install DirectX 9.

To fix the cropped screen, or wrong screen resolution problem at
game's start up, it is necessary to create the correct configuration on
game's menu, using the following steps:

1. Start the game with the "Virtual Desktop" from winecfg.

2. The game will run correctly inside the boxed window.

3. On Game's Menu, select "Options", and "Graphics".

4. Click on screen resolution values, until it matches your default desktop resolution.

5. Once done, click "Apply", and then "Quit".

6. Deselect the "Virtual Desktop" option on Winecfg.

Now the game will run with the correct screen resolution, each time it runs.

What was not tested

Not so much.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

If you install the Gog Galaxy Wine snap package from, it will create an optimized Wineprefix with DirectX overrides, that benefit the stability of this game.

Either way, you still need to use the "Virtual Desktop" workaround to configure the correct screen resolution:

$ WINEPREFIX=~/snap/gog-galaxy-wine/common/.wine/ winecfg

Start the game within the terminal shell, and select the correct screen resolution setting.

Once done, restart winecfg to deselect the "Virtual Desktop".

Now, just click "Play" on GoG Galaxy application to start the game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 31 20183.18Yes Yes YesSilverNosferatu Arucard 
ShowSlackware 13.1Feb 13 20111.3.13Yes Yes GoldDavid J Kyle 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20101.2Yes Yes SilverBrandon Dulaney 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20091.1.11Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux From ScratchSep 08 20081.1.4N/A Yes PlatinumDavid J Kyle 

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