The Witcher

Enhanced Edition - 1.5 version

Application Details:

Version: 1.x Retail
License: Retail
Votes: 91
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


highest graphics




What does not

health and manabars not showing up


What was not tested

didn't complete the game

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Rig:AMD x2 6000+ @3,2 ghz, 6 GB 800mhz ram, ATI Radeon 5770 1GB, kernel 2.6.38-8, catalyst 1.5, ext4 filesystem witcher settings:1280x960 windowed, high settings. registry: DirectDrawRenderer: opengl OffscreenRenderingMode: fbo PixelShaderMode: enabled StrictDrawOrdering: disabled UseGLSL: enabled VertexShaderMode: hardware VideoMemorySize: 1024 NOTES: game seems to use only 1 core of my cpu. UseGLSL enabled gives me all the beauty of the graphics but framerates are below 15 fps at some places, even when graphics turned down but GLSL enabled. Without GLSL game runs smooth as butter but graphics look really bad, lightning has too much brightness and shadows are too dark. Game also needed d3d9_36.dll to work.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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):


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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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.