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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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation from hard drive, using wine 1.7.

Updating the game 2.12 to 2.40 works, using wine 1.4

Updating the game from 2.40 to 2.43, using wine 1.4

Movies, quest, main menu and playing game work.

World Map displayed correctly, in wine 1.7, this has been an issue in the past

Activating the game works fine.

Launching the game with Windows XP compatibility works fine. (didn't test others)

Sound worked

What does not

Have not found anything that did not work, yet.


What was not tested

Multiplayer works

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I installed the game using wine 1.7, but could not update due to vpatch.exe error Changed wine version in my prefix to wine 1.4 to run patches and they installed correctly, had to change back to wine 1.7 for game to run smoothly with no additional changes. Rated gold only because I needed to use wine 1.4 to install patches, other than that it would be platinum for me.

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15674 Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
16176 err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection on "Sacred 2: Fallen Angel" startup CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16456 Games crash with GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY error CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18565 Multiple DVD Installation (e.g. Sacred 2), doesn't ask for second disk CLOSED ABANDONED View
18566 Sacred 2 Installation start (rescanDevNode.exe) - PhysX related CLOSED ABANDONED View
18573 Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.QueryFullProcessImageNameA CLOSED FIXED View
33763 Sacred 2 crashes due to HLSL shader compilation failure (failure to parse function with array arguments) CLOSED FIXED 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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