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Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel

This version refers to both the DVD Box and Online Purchased version of Sacred 2 - 2.0.2.
The results should include even patches installation, up to 2.43.0

Application Details:

Version: 2.0.2 --> 2.43.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sacred2.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.0

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What works

  • install works flawless apparently
  • the game itself runs, tho it crashes a lot when shadows are on, i get best fps with 1024 *768 and no shadows or anti aliasing

What does not

  • game does not start without directx installed (d3dx9_36 in particular)
  • when shadows are turned on it crashes pretty soon
  • if ground and renderquality settings are too low, you get a 'checkerboard effect' and incorrect rendering (screenshots submitted for review). Cutscenes are laggy at best, i only got them without choppy sound once with all settings at lowest.
  • terminal output reflects a lot of 'unimplemented' stuff

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • multiplayer online or lan/tcip-ip

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

as far as i can see from console output, most stuff is just not implemented yet, i saw wine 1.1.9 came out recently so i will try everything on that shortly (the version 1.1.7 i use now is patched for fallout AND warhammer online and has been used to test many others, seems those patches do not affect other games) in meantime i have tested it on clean 1.1.8 with directx installed, same results (i have intel core2duo 2,66 Wolfdale cpu, nvidia geforce 8500 , 6gb of ram)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Aug 21 20131.7.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20131.4.1No, but has workaround Yes GoldPatroclo Picchiaduro 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Sep 11 20121.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Aug 17 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFuntoo Linux AMD64Jan 01 20111.2.2No, but has workaround Yes GoldMark Montgomery II 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33763 Sacred 2 : HLSL shader parsing failed error with built-in d3dcompiler_43 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO and TIPS

### Installation ###

Installation from DVDs does not work (It does not ask for second disk, up until now)

Howto:
Copy both the DVDs onto the same directory tree on your personal system.
Launch installation from that directory, and enjoy Sacred 2.

 

### Activation ###

You may encounter problems while activating Sacred 2 Gold Edition: the activation may hang on several minutes and then fail, or the game may be activated and still ask for licence activation.

Howto:
Verify that you have read/write/execute permissions onto all the directories the game uses, because the activation needs to create several files in your local file system. Then execute the game always from the local directory of sacred:

cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Programs/Deep Silver/Sacred 2 - Gold/system
wine ./sacred2.exe

Remember that you can activate the game even manually, this way should always work.

(Note: for me there haven't been any issue in Securom ACTIVATION since the 1.2 version of wine)

 

### Improve Poor Graphic Performance  ###

Some users observed that on certain platforms, disabling Physx helps improving performance.

Another trick is to Locate the Directory: /home/your_user_account/.wine/drive_c/users/your_user_account/Local Settings/Applications/Ascaron Entertainment/Sacred 2
Create a NEW file named <o­ptionsCustom.txt> and write these lines:

settings.enableMobilitySupport = 0
settings.usePhysHW = 1

Save and quit.


### Get Audio Working ###

Patched Version of Sacred 2.64.0, or even the game from the dvd box itself, may encounter Audio Glitches or complete absence of Audio.

Fix: (works with both 32 and 64 bit architectures)

Open Configure Wine and select the tab named "Libraries".

Set an override for the library openal32, and select from the Modify Menu the entry Native then Builtin.

OR

Put DIIOverrides key for openal32 to native and native only. (Anders Erik Hägg)­

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### Get Video Working ###

There should not be any graphic issue with current versions of wine.

Anyway, there are some Game (not Wine) specific solution to some graphic problems.

Do not hesitate to post problems you encounter: common solutions would then be added.

 

### Avoiding Crashes ###

Ascaron released a tool that helps in crash avoidance: Sacred 2 - Cleanup Utility

 

### Directx9c - (Obsolete) ###

Important:What Follows is no more needed for newer Versions of Wine. It has been kept for Completeness and old versions users.

You need to copy a native d3dx9_36.dll to your $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ directory. You may download it fr­om here or get it from an existing Windows installation.

If you still face troubles you may have to turn on FBO. To do so, open registry (wine regedit) and add the following String-Value: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3d\OffscreenRenderingMode and set it to "FBO" (without the "").

If the game still doesn't run you got the same problem as me, and probably a ATi graphics card, and/or a 64 bit system.

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