S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 1.5.x

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NameS.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
License Retail
Votes 2
Wine Version1.6.2
Maintainers of this version:
All 1.5 versions
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What works
-patching 1.5.04 EFIGS
-playing singleplayer
-sound with ALSA
-mouse pointer (you've to add "-i" parameter after "xrEngine.exe" in console or you can patch WINE Source with "")

What does not
-starting the game without NODVD
-other rendering mode than "Static lighting"
-mouse pointer when "Emulate a virtual desktop" option is checked
-exiting options without changing anything or changing advanced settings

What was not tested
-main story

Additional Comments

To run the game you have put following dll's into "~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32" : d3dx9_31.dll ; d3dx9_36.dll ; d3dx9_37.dll ; wrap_oal.dll. I run the game by executing "wine xrEngine.exe -fsltx ../fsgame.ltx" within "bin" directory of the game. With static lighting/1280x800/maximum quality settings the game is playable but it's much slower than on MS Windows. To choose other rendering mode you have to manually add key "OffscreenRenderingMode" with value "fbo" under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D" in registry.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.7.22 N/A Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"Nov 03 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.6.2 N/A No Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Jul 25 20131.6 N/A Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 24 20121.3.36 Yes Yes Gold Bob Wya 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected



  1. Use recent version of Wine (tested with wine-1.1.19). Game should install as-is. Patching also works.
  2. Place the following native dlls into $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32:
    • d3dx9_31.dll
    • d3dx9_36.dll
    • d3dx9_37.dll
    These will be installed by winetricks d3dx9.
  3. Download a Win32 binary OpenAL Soft version. Creative's one is badly bugged and broken. Extract content of openal-soft-* and copy Win32/soft_oal.dll into S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky/bin directory as OpenAL32.dll. Overwriting the one already there.
  4. Install NOCD patch
  5. Install latest nVidia drivers (180.44+) to use OffscreenRenderingMode=FBO. It's needed for advanced graphics features

Starting the game

Use the following command to start the game:

cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/S.T.A.L.K.E.R.\ -\ Clear\ Sky/
WINEDEBUG=-all wine bin/xrEngine.exe -i

Either edit the link Wine created on your desktop to add "-i" or run it from the terminal. Alternatively set "input_exclusive_mode" to "0" - after game starts, press [~] key to bring console, type "input_exclusive_mode 0" and press [enter].

Known problems

  • Frequent crashes when changing options, loading game starting new game, etc - use latest nVidia drivers and recent Wine version.
  • Sound does not work. Clear Sky does not support dsound - use OpenAL Soft version of OpenAl32.dll
  • Mouse is not captured inside the game window. Ether use fullscreen mode or set input_exclusive_mode to 1 when in game. Change it to 0 for menu / PDA / map
  • Graphics corruptions

  1. Install this game.
  2. Patch this game ­to ­newest patch (today this is 1.5.10 version):
  3. Non-US versions might have problems with copy-protection. Requires use of "no-cd" patch.
  4. Since 1.1.30 version of wine you may skip this part. But if your game show splash screen and freeze, you need do that and set openal32 lib as "Native". Download new OpenAL32 and put openal32.dll and wrap_oal.dll into game's directory.
  5. Use ­winetricks to install DirectX. If you haven't fast and unlimited Internet, you can use install files that you have. Set Windows version as 2000 in winecfg, copy l_intl.nls to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, install .NET 2.0, install Visual Basic C++ 2005/2005_SP1/2008/2010. After this you can install DirectX. It can works without .NET, but with too slow installation. If you haven't DirectX installer, just copy d3dx9_31.dll, d3dx9_36 and d3dx9_37 files to game's directory.
  6. Game will be playable with this command: wine xrEngine.exe -fsltx ../fsgame.ltx from "bin" directory, and wine bin/xrEngine.exe from game's directory. If you don't listen sound, set off emulation of sound in Wine 1.1.6+, try kill pulseaudio process, use ALSA.
  7. Mouse doesn't work without this patch: (look down for binaries of this). If downloading of patch is impossible at this moment, you can use -i parameter, or type "input_exclusive_mode 0" in the game's console (it works only on 180°). If screen resolution bigger that 1024x768, mouse can works only in first 1/4 of screen (with patch). Press Alt-Tab for two times.
    ­­Wine ~1.0-1.1.29:
    Wine ~1.1.30-1.3.4 (latest at this time): ­
    ­Wine ~1.2-1.3.4 (latest at this time) with X-Server 1.8 or higher:­ -­ the best patch at this moment.
  8. If your keyboard doesn't work, open Properties, Controls, and press "Set Default" button. You can see this error if you run preinstalled game in other OS or wine.


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Vsync disabled
by Paul Bredbury on Saturday June 27th 2015, 17:18
Both Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat seem buggy in enabling vsync - it's always disabled, causing ugly tearing.

To force vsync on in wine 1.7.45, compile wine with this tweak:

sed -e "s:swap_interval = 0:swap_interval = 1:" -i dlls/wined3d/context.c

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sharing tips
by Harry on Saturday October 6th 2012, 23:30

I'd like to share a few tips:

if you happen to press TAB or ALT+TAB and the game minimizes,
you will see in the icon the game is being rendered there!
to maximise again, open the console (~) and blindly type: vid_restart
hit enter and profit :)

if your mouse bugs (you cant turn around), press esc, go in option, click USE, it will refresh all settings including mouse, smile and profit :)

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dx10 wet surfaces
by Harry on Friday October 5th 2012, 19:43

how can I set wine to let stalkerCS know my gfx card supports dx10?
have I to do regedit?

according to this:
I have already set to windows vista, but nothing changed, I still cant set wet surfaces :(

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mouse bug/patch
by Alexander on Monday May 30th 2011, 4:26
I tried the game with a git version of wine and the mouse bug is fixed. The info can be found in the change logs of wine 1.3.21.

Not sure if new xorg with xinput-2 is a requirement.

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by Zhenya on Thursday September 24th 2009, 4:42
My keyboard doesn't work for me! I can't skip first video, can't move plauer. Keyboard works in menu only.
I saw it in Windows system when I had not many RAM with old CPU. Now it works in Windows, but not in Linux.
Some time ago I played from Linux. I don't remember any problems. But I can't remember Wine release without keyboard trouble.

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I can't start game now
by Zhenya on Friday August 28th 2009, 3:03
With newest Wine 1.1.28 and openSuSE 10.2 I can't start game now. I see red screen when video playing, black screen on video. Can't watch anything, only up and down. I can't move. In older Wine I haven't troubles, but can't move.

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by LukasKnappstein on Tuesday August 25th 2009, 2:04
From where i've to put the dx-dlls into the gamedirectory?

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  • RE: by Zhenya on Tuesday August 25th 2009, 3:35
    • RE: by LukasKnappstein on Thursday August 27th 2009, 8:16
dynamic lightning
by M.P. on Monday June 22nd 2009, 14:57
There are four types of lightning, I experienced rendering errors (objects too near to game character are rendered very dark) in the last two lightning modes (full dynamic and enhanced full dynamic) even on Windows (64bit XP, NV8800GT, 186.18 nvidia drivers). Could be a bug in the game...

Under wine, it seems to work fine (a bit slow, but thats not so unexpected with such old hardware) with static lightning on NV6800GT, 64bit debian sid, wine 1.1.23, 180.44 nvidia drivers (I had to use the -i parameter and replace bundled openAL with openAL soft)

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360 rotation
by Alexander Varnin on Monday January 19th 2009, 18:07
I cant rotate even with the patch and "-i" option. What else could i do to make game playable?

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