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

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Application Details:

Version: 1.5.x
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.23-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

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.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 03 20161.9.23-stagingYes Yes GoldBob Wya 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.7.22N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"Nov 03 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.6.2N/A No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 25 20131.6N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Test Submissions ... how avoid a rejection notice!!

These notes were last updated: 3 December 2016

Follow these guidelines to avoid embarrassment - caused by having your Test Submission immediately rejected!!

  • Put your PC specs in the Extra Comments section e.g. like your CPU and system memory.1
  • When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.2
  • It's also useful to mention what desktop environment you are using (e.g. KDE, Gnome, Xfce, Unity...)
  • Specify what version of the Windows emulation you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7).
  • Add a comment about what is not working for you.
  • Specify if you made any other changes to S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky e.g. installing a game "Mod", an .exe patch or details of any other modifications you made to the stock configuration files for the game.
  • Please indicate if your using Wine Staging and/or any additional patches applied - to the version of Wine you are using.
  • Please, don't submit test results like "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These guidelines ensure your submitted test results are actually relevant to other users of Wine and WineHQ.

1 The console version of the lshw utility is your friend. This command will dump your System hardware specification in a clean format. Post command and output in the Extra Comments section:

lshw -short

2 glxinfo can be used to display your OpenGL and graphics driver versions. Post the command and output in the Extra Comments section:

glxinfo | grep version

Installing (optical media source)

This guide was created - using the newer Revival S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky retail DVD (which is pre-patch to version 1.5.10). The disc was scanned for copy protection - none was detected. A no-CD/DVD crack or patch may be necessary for different copies of the retail disc, or for different locales.

Setup either a 32-bit Wineprefix or a 64-bit Wineprefix.

Although a 32-bit Wineprefix is generally recommended for maximum compatibility, a 64-bit Wineprefix might be beneficial in certain, restricted circumstances.
E.g. to support the transfer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky saved games between a native 64-bit Windows install of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and your Wine Wineprefix (see Saved Games note below).

32-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚" 1
export WINEARCH=win32
wineboot -u

64-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚" 1
export WINEARCH=win64
wineboot -u

Wine hooks into the Linux udisks-2 hardware manager to auto-populate system drives. Mount your optical media drive using your Desktop Environment file manager (dolphin, nautilus, caja, etc.) Locate the symbolic link / virtual Windows drive letter Wine has setup for your install media as follows:

ls -hl "${WINEPREFIX}/dosdevices"

    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 ❚❚❚❚❚❚ ❚❚❚❚ 10 Oct 11 19:31 c: -> ../drive_c
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 ❚❚❚❚❚❚ ❚❚❚❚ 25 Oct 11 19:31 d: -> /run/media/❚❚❚❚❚❚/StalkerCS
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 ❚❚❚❚❚❚ ❚❚❚❚  8 Oct 11 19:31 d:: -> /dev/sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 ❚❚❚❚❚❚ ❚❚❚❚  1 Oct 11 19:31 z: -> /

Then proceed to install the game, using the allocated Windows drive letter of your optical drive:

wine 'D:\AutoStarter.exe' 2
winetricks d3dx9 3

The default Unix install location (change as required).

32-bit Wineprefix:

"${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files/Deep Silver/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky"

64-bit Wineprefix:

"${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Deep Silver/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky"

1 Specify full path; folder, may pre-exist, and will be created if it does not.
2 The virtual Windows drive letter assigned to your optical drive mount path may vary from system to system.
It is necessary to override 3 specific DirectX extension dll libraries:

  • d3dx9_31
  • d3dx9_36
  • d3dx9_37
The easiest way to do this is using the winetricks script:

winetricks d3dx9

Updating Retail Game

After installing the retail game...

If required... Update S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky ­using the ­final patch revision (1.5.10):

The Revival S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky retail DVD being tested - had the 15.10 patch pre-applied.

Non-US versions might have problems with copy-protection and may require the use of a no-CD/DVD patch.

Multiplayer Support

To enable multiplayer support for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - use the following override:

winetricks directplay

Tested with Wine (Staging) 1.9.23.
Browsing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Server is supported, with a number of servers still online, and online play appears to work without any noticeable issues.

Known Issues

DirectX 10.x Support

As of Wine version 1.7.53(+) there are tests enabled to see if your graphics hardware supports DirectX 10.x... Unfortunately a significant amount of the DirectX 10.x support has still to be implemented in Wine. The symptom for this issue is that Wine will crash immediately after you launch S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

The workaround is to disable support for the DirectX Graphics Infrastructure (DXGI) in Wine:

wine reg.exe ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\AppDefaults\xrEngine.exe\DllOverrides" "/v" "dxgi" "/t" "REG_SZ" "/d" ""

Launching Retail Game

This guide was created - using the Revival S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky retail DVD.

32-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚"
cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files/Deep Silver/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky"
wine "bin/xrEngine.exe"

64-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚"
cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Deep Silver/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky"
wine "bin/xrEngine.exe"


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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
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 :)
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 :(
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.
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.
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.

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