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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: 7.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Almost everything - finished the game

What does not

Some display elements are not shown:

- toxicity bar
- health bar
- enemies health bar

The only one which is material is the enemy health bar as I have found no way to get access to this information (you can hover your mouse over your own health/toxicity bars to see the information).  They still die in the end though :)

 

Some areas of the game are somewhat "unstable" and cause the game to crash regularly (every hour or two). This was mainly the case for the Trade Quarter and Temple Quarter.
Just save often.

Workarounds

What was not tested

nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The game does not work "flawlessly" (small problems highlighted above). However, it works well enough not to materially impact the gameplay experience. Make sure to use the regedit settings highlighted in the comments if you are having issues with transparent characters etc

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 21Nov 12 20227.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldhalfpapp 
ShowFedora 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 

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.

Comments

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Avoiding the launcher.exe crash
by Ilya Trukhanov on Monday June 24th 2019, 15:00
It happens because of wine's internet explorer implementation (gecko). You can avoid the crash by installing any internet explorer version, for example with winetricks:

`winetricks -q ie6`

You need a 32-bit wineprefix for it to install, though.
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