The Witcher

Enhanced Edition - 1.5 version

Application Details:

Version: 1.x Retail
License: Retail
Votes: 91
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

The game itself works flawlessly at the highest details.

What does not

Launcher crashes. You have to start the game with witcher.exe.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

3dx9_36 was installed in the main prefix with winetricks and the rule for witcher.exe was made. Windows XP mode.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux 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 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20131.4.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20121.5.5Yes 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

Setting 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):