Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Sacred Gold Retail 2.28+


Sacred Gold/Underworld, official 2.28 and backward compatible, unofficial patch 2.29.x.

Application Details:

Version: Gold Retail 2.28+
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.22-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Inofficial patch (execute "2.28 zu 2.29.14.bat")

Test Results

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What works

  • Launching
  • Starting new campaigns (Ancaria and Underworld)
  • Saving, loading
  • Singleplayer and Multiplayer gameplay

Settings (other values of these have been tested):

  • Graphics - High
  • Transparency - 50%
  • "Atmospheric Animations" - True
  • Mouse: Follow enemy - True
  • Autosave - False
  • Overview map - True
  • Blood - True
  • FSAA - True
  • Sound - all 100%, 3D card not detected (not a Wine error)
  • Internet - DSL

config.exe settings:

  • Fullscreen - False
  • Play movies - True
  • 32 bit color depth - True
  • AA filtering - True
  • Video compat mode - False
  • Logging - True
  • Sound - True

What does not

All listed problems are not critical. Game will run fine.

  • Videos are being skipped out of the box
  • Sacred's native font is not showing inside loading/saving bars
  • Sacred window cannot be moved, "glued" to the display (shown on all virtual desktops), does not create an entry in the taskbar (KDE-specific)
  • On KDE: "Compresses" the desktop icons into a 1024x768 area after leaving (1024x being the maximum fullscreen resolution Sacred supports)


Videos - two possibilities:

  1. config.exe> unset Play movies.
  2. winetricks amstream devenum quartz wmp9. Important: Select Yes in codec installation!


Only affects the texts in loading/saving bars. To resolve, install _antqs.ttf and caroline.ttf fonts to your local system. They are found in gamedir/font directory.

Window movement:

winecfg > Enable virtual desktop: 1024x768. Also causes KDE to create a taskbar entry.


There is no way to set the fullscreen size except with external programs. One possible workaround is to enable virtual desktop with your native resolution.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Nearly identical with test results from March 20, 2018. Changes are the hardware, all versions and the desktop environment.

Tested on AMD Radeon RX580, amdgpu by Mesa 18.2.5 on kernel 4.18.20. Running KDE Plasma 5.14.3.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowEndeavourOSNov 30 20205.22-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"Jun 26 20205.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Dec 08 20183.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Mar 20 20183.4Yes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 26 20172.15Yes Yes YesGarbageazrdev 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
49845 Sacred Gold: very bad performance (low fps) when zoomed out UNCONFIRMED View

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