Enhanced Edition - 1.5 version
Installation of version 1.0.
To play this version you need to crack it. The game works but not in full details.
Bug : status bar and poisonning bar are missing.
Patch to the 1.4 version.
Need mono (installed with winetricks). The patch tries to confirm the registration of the game. The patch doesn't go any further.
What does not
Installation of patch 1.4. The patch 1.5 needs the 1.4 version.
What was not tested
Game in its entirety (I tested only prologue and saved from the chapter 4.)
I could only play the 1.0 version thanks to a crack, so illegally. The 1.5 patch is needed to disable the DRM, so it would be great to play legally...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 21||Nov 12 2022||7.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||halfpapp|
|Show||Fedora 29 x86_64||Jan 17 2019||4.0-rc4-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||alexandre|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Feb 11 2016||1.9.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana"||Sep 02 2015||1.7.45||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 24 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Grzesiek|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11285||Static characters on Nvidia 7xxx cards in Witcher||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12771||Multiple graphic problems in "The Witcher"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15904||The Witcher: black screen at the main menu||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|16831||Audible Manager fails to active device||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18296||Applications seeing key-up events when keys auto-repeat (not a Wine bug)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|22504||Bioshock: fog renders red||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25244||The Witcher needs msvcp80.dll.?infinity@?$numeric_limits@M@std@@SAMXZ||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25696||The Witcher: Characters draw weird "puppeteer's" lines||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|27156||Bioshock demo: mouse jumps around menu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27358||The Witcher fails to run||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27779||Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30756||error, and white screens while playing Witcher: Enhanced edition.||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|34052||The Witcher: Character models are sometimes invisible||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44254||The Witcher 1.5 (Platinum edition): launcher crashes on start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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):
Another similar issue is bug #46553 when some textures turn black indoors. For now, install d3dx9_35 native override to work around that.