Enhanced Edition - 1.5 version
Installation: If you have The Witcher 1.0 you HAVE to update to 1.4 and then 1.5 to get rid of DRM. The game content is then more enjoyable, too. Many bugs from 1.0 are eliminated. When updating, watch out to download recent patches from CDPROJEKT. Old patch releases require an online-authentification which isn't supported anymore. Game: Works with reduced speed. So I had to reduce Texture-Quality. Health bar, endurance bar and toxicity bar are working flawlessly since Wine 1.7.6.
What does not
Sometimes when I start the game, I get a texture bug or the "puppet-string" bug. Restarting the game gets it usually fixed. If not, change to "OffscreenRenderingMode = backbuffer" and then back to "OffscreenRenderingMode = fbo" This bug is already obvious in the starting menu. When you see birds flying, everything has loaded correctly and you can play the game just fine. In higher texture settings the game randomly freezed and I was forced to reset the computer. Leaving texture settings to "low" fixed that for me. Everything else was maxed out, so the game looks okay.
What was not tested
The Witcher side stories.
System: ------- Intel Dual Core 3,0 GHz 4,0 GB RAM NViDIA Geforce GT 610 Linux MINT Cinnamon 17.1 "Rebecca" 32-bit Wine Version: ------------- 1.7.50 Winetricks: ----------- GLSL-Support: "enabled" Direct-Draw-Renderer: "OpenGL" Video-Memory-Size: "2048" Offscreen-Rendering-Mode: "fbo" Render-Target-Mode: "readtex" Multisampling: "enabled" Strict-Draw-Ordering: "enabled" Sound Driver: "ALSA" Vertex-Shader-Mode "Hardware"
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Current||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|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 19 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|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.