Demise: Rise of the Ku'Tan

This is the version without the .NET activation

Application Details:

Version: 1.00r2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.20

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What works

The autorun program on the CD works. The setup program installs fine, but when it is finished it gives a warning about not being able to self-register some dll files. It is not critical as the setup program continues to the "finish" screen

The warning is:
File(s) failed to self-register
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\COMDLG32.DLL
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\DemiseBmp.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\DemiseSec.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\DemiseSound.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\DemiseView.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\Graph3D.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\GraphOGL.dll
C:\Program Files\Artifact Entertainment\GraphSWR.dll

Running The Game:
When using winver 95+ it gives the following error when I start the game
fixme:vxd:VXD_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD L"sice.vxd". Try setting Windows version to 'nt40' or 'win31'.
fixme:vxd:VXD_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD L"siwvid.vxd". Try setting Windows version to 'nt40' or 'win31'.
fixme:vxd:VXD_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD L"ntice.vxd". Try setting Windows version to 'nt40' or 'win31'.
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x4262a2 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

So, setting the winver to nt4 makes the game run and show the splash screen, but bail out at the cd check

Applying the 1.00r3.1patch and a "no-cd" patched executable makes the game run even further, and show the menu. The initial "welcome to Demise" dialog is non-dismissable and does no respond to clicks on the "ok".
Killing the game and restarting it results in an infinite stream of
dialog boxes telling me "Invalid procedure call or argument" continue?
Yes spawns a new dialog, and no shuts down.

What does not

Gameplay, the main menu, everything except first splash screen, and installation


What was not tested

Gameplay, the main menu, everything except first splash screen, and installation

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 19 20111.3.20Yes No GarbageZopiac Keylink 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jan 05 20091.1.11Yes No GarbageKim Rostgaard Christensen 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

[Install] Warning: File(s) failed to self-register

At the end of install.
Clicking OK seems to finish install successfully.

Full text:

File(s) failed to self-register:
Windowed mode


Patching to 1.00r3 build 353 + No-CD

Note: "(?)" lines mark steps of the official guide (archived) that might not be necessary.

  1. Install DEMISE
  2. (?) Run game, create character, put char. in dungeon, exit game
  3. Install DEMISEPatch1.00r3.1.EXE
  4. (?) Run game, put char. in dungeon, exit game
  5. Install DemisePatch353.exe
  6. Install DemisePatch353DLL.exe
  7. Run game, have fun

Note: DemisePatch353.exe and DemisePatch353DLL.exe basically extracts (overwriting) the no-cd patched demise.exe and demise.dll respectively into the install folder.