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

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Game runs nearly perfectly. Max. graphic details enabled. 

What does not

Game tends to freeze when exiting by "ALT+F4". No problems when exiting by game menu.


I used the instructions for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa". They still work perfectly:

- Setup a 64bit WINEPREFIX

- Install game by "setup.exe". Do not launch game yet.

- Start winetricks, set "3dx9_36.dll" and Windows XP mode

- Start game by /game directory/System/witcher.exe

What was not tested

Anything beyond Kaer Morhen

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux 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
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

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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.