Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Sacred 2.28 & 2.29.14


Sacred Gold/Underworld, official 2.28 and backward compatible, unofficial patch 2.29.14.

Application Details:

Version: 2.28 & 2.29.14
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.10-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

Test Results

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What works

Installing the game works without any problems, it even works faster than in windows (xp) on the same PC. Single player campaign works with no problem. Making a LAN game also works, and all options and menues work perfectly. Game and ingame save/load processes run faster than in XP on the same machine

What does not

The intro and ingame movies don't play. After using a savegame slot, it cannot be overwritten again (note I have sneaked around that bug by using 2 slots, each time I save to one of them, I delete the previous one), sound works only when wine sound driver is set to "Emulation", but in this mode 3D sound cannot be used even if supported by hardware, and sound is a little laggy at all.


What was not tested

Uninstalling the game, and internet connection to the official server.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

There are some little bugs, like the GNOME cursor showing over the original sacred one, game runs a little slower than normal (almost unnoticable) and Alt+tabbing while running the game may cause it to disconnect from the mouse device

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"Jun 26 20205.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
ShowDebian 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 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Aug 06 20172.13-stagingYes Yes GoldAlex S. 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
881 Mouse cursor not blanked CLOSED FIXED View
8988 Sacred: choppy video and sound; sprites cannot be seen. CLOSED FIXED View
10167 sacred: Sacred crashes randomly after several actions in game CLOSED FIXED View
10992 Sacred: Crashes on enter in wine 0.9.52 CLOSED FIXED View
13286 Sacred: Crashes on enter in wine 1.0.0-rc1 (last update was 0.9.60) CLOSED INVALID View
14738 Sacred Underworld crashes when opening a lan game CLOSED FIXED View
16250 Sacred Gold Edition: cinematics do not play NEW View
16559 PixelFormat_WineD3DtoDD Can't translate this Pixelformat CLOSED FIXED View
17977 Sacred hangs when selecting New Campaign CLOSED FIXED View
18534 Can't enter fullscreen-mode with "Sacred - Gold Edition" CLOSED INVALID View
20236 Sacred 1 crashes when loading a game CLOSED INVALID View
20727 Characters in Sacred Underworld invisible CLOSED FIXED View
27967 Sacred Underworld 2.28 with graphical issues CLOSED FIXED View
28128 Sacred Underworld 2.28 requires MouseWarpOverride=false CLOSED FIXED View
29216 Sacred Gold v2.28 hangs on exit (ddr=opengl) CLOSED FIXED View
31120 Clones (game) crashes on start in quartz CLOSED FIXED View
31406 Borderlands freezes in game when items details are displayed CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
31706 Sacred Underworld: Some models glow like a Christmas tree CLOSED FIXED View
43275 Sacred Gold v2.28 ( invisible characters CLOSED FIXED View

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