Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter Crysis Crysis Warhead 1.x


Warhead retail release

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Version: Crysis Warhead 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.13

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What works

Installation, Game (extensive gameplay, enthusiast graphics settings)

What does not

Slight issues regarding performance / graphics. Check below.


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Additional Comments

** Graphical glitches can "sometimes" occur: - Black moving squares appear instead of waves in some water portions of the game (most notably the Cave level) - Characters may appear too bright in ice levels - Scope and other weapon addons appear yellowish in ice levels - Frozen vegetation turns violet when player `touches` it. - Other mis-colorations can also be visible when switching to new level after playing for long time (most notably on the Train level). If it happens, simply restart the game and reload the level (memory corruption ?) - Some surface flickering in interior areas (ex.: inside of submarine, start of first ice level) ** Performance is not the same as on Windows, but still very good considering the amount of resources this game uses. ** Specs: - Intel Core2Duo E8400 @ 4.0 GHz - 4GB Corsair DDR3 @1800 MHz - Nvidia 9800 GTX (w/ nvidia-settings overclock) - driver version 270.18 ** STEPS: 1. Download latest wine sources 2. Patch with latest XInput2 diff (eliminates mouse warping problems -entirely-, not just for Crysis) from (as of time of writing, latest diff is from 08.03.2011) 3. Patch with this: (CTD fix) 4. Create a new WINEPREFIX set to WinXP and run "winetricks vcrun2005sp1 d3dx9 d3dx10 d3dxof". Nothing else should be necessary! =. Setting a MouseWarpOverride is not needed! =. It might also be a good idea to add these registry options in \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D DirectDrawRenderer = opengl OffscreenRenderingMode = fbo RenderTargetLockMode = readtex UseGLSL = disabled ** I have given it a Gold rating instead of a Platinum because of the graphical glitches. Get rid of those and you'll have a perfectly running and looking game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 17 20161.9.13Yes Yes PlatinumRoman Hargrave 
ShowSlackware64 14.0Nov 24 20121.5.18Yes Yes GarbageZootal 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 24 20111.3.15Yes Yes GoldKirov 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 30 20111.3.12Yes Yes GoldYore 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 10 20111.3.11Yes Yes Goldblaise 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10206 Crysis has huge graphical errors on certain systems NEW View
47606 Crysis 1 , Crysis 1 Warhead , Crysis 2: Cannot start the game due to missing VCRun libraries UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


The game needs more or less the same procedure as the original Crysis. See here for more info

The Installer is currently broken. Either use the Steam version or install in a Virtual Machine.



What do you need ?

- A fast CPU. We suggest minimally quad cores.

- A fast graphic card. Something like nVidia GTX2xx/4xx/5xx. The game will probably not work with AMD card

- A fast Linux distro. Something like Gentoo or Arch Linux. You can run it on some slower user friendly distro like Ubuntu, Fedora... but you will have low fps and it will be hard to play it.

- Some free time

How to install it ?

- 1.) You have to install the latest Wine with this patch:

- 2.) You have to install these winetricks:

d3dx9 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_42 d3dx10 d3dxof devenum dinput8 directmusic directplay directx9 dmsynth fontsmooth-rgb quertz nocrashdialog

- 3.) You have to install the game and patch it with Warhead patch 1.1 for better performance




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