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
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.0

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What works

tested version/localisation: download version of Sacred 2 EN_UK 2.02

  • installation 'out of the box' under wine 1.1.41 (everything on default, winxp, alsa)
  • no wine registry tweaks were necessary, i did not need to copy d3dx9_36.dll anymore
  • Sacred 2 installer - no modifications/no files altered  prior to install
  • Automatic Securom-Online Activation on initial launch was very fast, without problems
  • patching the game from 2.02 to latest 2.43 works (2.02>2.10>2.31>2.34>2.40>2.43)
  • Singleplayer, LAN, Closed Net working (all game modes)
  • All Characters playable
  • Sound works (on default settings)
  • PhysX working
  • FPS  acceptable  (smooth @ medium settings, 1440*900)

What does not

  • some custom sound settings (have to check if they're broken or not under native win environment)
  • occasionally, a few graphical effects broken, related to some combat arts: (shadow warrior - belligerent vault  gfx glitch > when activated, white rectangles/spots next to the character appearing temporarily.. will disappear again after animation finished)


What was not tested

predefined gfx settings (low-med-high etc) working,
but not all possible combinations for custom settings tested

modified setting in the options.txt file weren't tested

not all sound-settings tested (@ standard, sound is ok)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

i ran into an annoying problem with my keyboard-layout and the standard-ingame keyboard-settings: some keys won't show the effect of the assigned function. if it wasn't for that keyboard-problem, i'd reconsider changing that gold rating to platin, as the small gfx glitch with the shadow warrior does not break general gameplay and would be neglectable..)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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


### 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
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.


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.



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