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: 5.22-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Launch
  • Character selection, export, import, multiplayer use
  • Gameplay: Movement, attack, skills, keyboard shortcuts
  • UIs: inventory/armor, character attributes and skillpoints, map, logbook, options
  • Saving, loading, quick variants also
  • Graphics: Blood and shaking effects, FXAA, all three zoom levels
  • Multiplayer: Gameplay, chat, item exchange, quest synchronization
  • Mouse follows enemies, changes texture based on pointing target (smith: hammer, trader: money bag, enemy: sword, etc.)

What does not

  1. Videos don't play
  2. KDE: Game window opens in the top left corner, but the game itself is "glued" to the middle of the screen
    Mouse input also only shows if the mouse is moved on the "glued" part in the middle regardless of the X window positon.


  1. winetricks wmp9 directshow
  2. Enable virtual desktop on 1024x768; draws the game in the X window and enables moving it

What was not tested

I've covered everything there is to test in this game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested on AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, kernel 5.9.10-arch1-1, KDE Plasma 5.20.3, Mesa 20.2.3.

I noticed a strong performance degradation on Windows 7+ with Intel integrated graphics when zoomed out. More test data with Intel on Linux are appreciated.
I do not own NVidia cards to test this with them. If you own NVidia, please install the game without winetricks, start a new game and play five minutes completely zoomed out. Then submit your data.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentEndeavourOSNov 30 20205.22-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
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 

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 CLOSED FIXED 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
49845 Sacred Gold: very bad performance (low fps) when zoomed out UNCONFIRMED View
50396 Sacred Gold: wrong z-order or something else CLOSED FIXED View

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