- Installation from hard drive runs pretty fine.
- Movies, quest, main menu and playing a short game work.
- Multiplayer works
- Activating the game (Securom Protection) works fine.
- Launching the game with Win XP compatibility works fine.
What does not
- Installation from disks
- Launching the game with Win Vista compatibility doesn't work
- Launching the game without the d3dx9_36.dll in System32 doesn't work
What was not tested
Requires DirectX 9.c installed -> copy the d3dx9_36.dll in System32 Requires Windows XP compatibility mode For installing, you have to copy both dvds on your hard disk (merging them together) and then launch the installation from that location. Otherwise the setup wizard will not ask for the second disk.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Aug 21 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 11 2013||1.4.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Patroclo Picchiaduro|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Sep 11 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 15 x86_64||Aug 17 2011||1.3.24||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Funtoo Linux AMD64||Jan 01 2011||1.2.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Mark Montgomery II|
### Installation ###
Installation from DVDs does not work (It does not ask for second disk, up until now)
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.
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
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
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.
Put DIIOverrides key for openal32 to native and native only. (Anders Erik Hägg)
### 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.