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The Witcher

Enhanced Edition - 1.5 version

Application Details:

Version: 1.x Retail
License: Retail
URL: http://www.thewitcher.com
Votes: 91
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc4-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installation works. (with 64-bit WINEPREFIX and WINEARCH=wine64)

But It is hard to lauch laucher.exe program without bugs, it is the same thing under Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, I can use the Witcher only with optimus ( so I must use nvidia graphic card), but I can use only Intel graphic card on winehq, so I cannot use nvidia graphic card with this game.


To install the Witcher enhanced version (DVD VERSION):

1) lauch setup.exe. Do not lauch game.

2)on windows folder, lauch vcredis_x86.exe inside vcredist2005.

3)On windows folder, launch vcredist_x86.exe to repair vcredist2005

What does not

1) you nust not lauch laucher.exe immediatly.
laucher.exe crashes.
to work around the problem, I use winetricks and I install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).
With winetricks, I must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).
Note: if I install vcrun2005 or vcrun2008 from winetricks, it do not work)
But when whinehq is updated, launcher.exe crashes.
If there is a crashes, reboot computer.
(You must lauch witcher.exe in System folder, inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder, i have not tested this workaround, when launcher.exe crashes. with winetricks. You must use taskmgr to navigate and launch launcher.exe )

2) optirun and primusrun do not work. Only Intel card works (optimus technology)

Workarounds

1) you nust not lauch laucher.exe immediatly.

laucher.exe crashes.

to work around the problem, I use winetricks and I install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).

With winetricks, I must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).

Note: if I install vcrun2005 or vcrun2008 from winetricks, it do not work)

But when whinehq is updated, launcher.exe crashes.

If there is a crashes, reboot computer.

(You must lauch witcher.exe in System folder, inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder, i have not tested this workaround, when launcher.exe crashes. with winetricks. You must use taskmgr to navigate and launch launcher.exe )


2) optirun and primusrun do not work. Only Intel card works (optimus technology)

What was not tested

I have not tested all  new adventures.

I have not tested witcher.exe in System folder,  inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder when launcher.exe crashes.



Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I think that launcher.exe crashes because it has a link with editor game (D'jinni).

 Interface of D'jinni  looks like visual studio 2008, and  when I install vc2008express, I have not the problem with launcher.exe ( if crash, reboot computer)(but If I install new programs or winehq is updated, launcer.exe crashes)


To resume:

To install the Witcher enhanced version (DVD VERSION):
1) lauch setup.exe. Do not lauch game.
2)on windows folder, lauch vcredis_x86.exe inside vcredist2005.
3)On windows folder, launch vcredist_x86.exe to repair vcredist2005

4) Use winetricks and  install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).
5)With winetricks, you must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).

6) use winetricks to launch taskmgr, navigate to find launcher.exe and run it.


Note: If it has a crashes, restart computer.


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 29 x86_64Jan 17 20194.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes YesGoldalexandre 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Feb 11 20161.9.3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana"Sep 02 20151.7.45Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 24 20121.5.13Yes Yes BronzeGrzesiek 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20131.4.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44254 The Witcher 1.5 (Platinum edition): launcher crashes on start UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Settings to avoid invisible models and flickering

If you are hit by bug #34052 (invisible character models), or flickering, set this key in the registry as a workaround (it happens on closed Nvidia driver, and to some on Mesa / Intel. It didn't happen to me with Mesa / radeonsi):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
CheckFloatConstants="enabled"


Another similar issue is bug #46553 when some textures turn black indoors. For now, install  d3dx9_35 native override to work around that.

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