|Latest Wine Version Tested:||3.18|
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Installation works fine, without great problems.
It is necessary to apply the following workarounds, as described below.
What does not
When the game runs for the first time, it may result with a cropped screen, or a black one, since it tries to run the game with a low graphic resolution.
Using the "Virtual Desktop" trick, it is possible to correct the screen resolution, as described above.
To fix the cropped screen, or wrong screen resolution problem at game's start up, it is necessary to create the correct configuration on game's menu, using the following steps:
1. Start the game with the "Virtual Desktop" from winecfg.
2. The game will run correctly inside the boxed window.
3. On Game's Menu, select "Options", and "Graphics".
4. Click on screen resolution values, until it matches your default desktop resolution.
5. Once done, click "Apply", and then "Quit".
6. Deselect the "Virtual Desktop" option on Winecfg.
Now the game will run with the correct screen resolution, each time it runs.
What was not tested
Not so much.
If you install the Gog Galaxy Wine snap package from https://snapcraft.io/gog-galax..., it will create an optimized Wineprefix with DirectX overrides, that benefit the stability of this game.
Either way, you still need to use the "Virtual Desktop" workaround to configure the correct screen resolution:
$ WINEPREFIX=~/snap/gog-galaxy-wine/common/.wine/ winecfg
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 31 2018||3.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nosferatu Arucard|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Mar 25 2018||3.8||Yes||No||No||Garbage||real name|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jul 23 2017||2.0.2||Yes||No||Garbage||real name|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Oct 03 2014||1.7.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Wylda|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|21295||Painkiller and Painkiller Black Edition cannot accept CD Key submission preventing installation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23203||Painkiller Black Edition: Subwindow shouldn't have icon in title bar.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|38561||Painkiller crashes when loading a save||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45194||Painkiller game crashes at start||UNCONFIRMED||View|