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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: 4.0-rc4-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works. (with 64-bit WINEPREFIX and WINEARCH=wine64)

But It is hard to lauch laucher.exe program without bugs, it is the same thing under Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, I can use the Witcher only with optimus ( so I must use nvidia graphic card), but I can use only Intel graphic card on winehq, so I cannot use nvidia graphic card with this game.


To install the Witcher enhanced version (DVD VERSION):

1) lauch setup.exe. Do not lauch game.

2)on windows folder, lauch vcredis_x86.exe inside vcredist2005.

3)On windows folder, launch vcredist_x86.exe to repair vcredist2005

What does not

1) you nust not lauch laucher.exe immediatly.
laucher.exe crashes.
to work around the problem, I use winetricks and I install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).
With winetricks, I must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).
Note: if I install vcrun2005 or vcrun2008 from winetricks, it do not work)
But when whinehq is updated, launcher.exe crashes.
If there is a crashes, reboot computer.
(You must lauch witcher.exe in System folder, inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder, i have not tested this workaround, when launcher.exe crashes. with winetricks. You must use taskmgr to navigate and launch launcher.exe )

2) optirun and primusrun do not work. Only Intel card works (optimus technology)

Workarounds

1) you nust not lauch laucher.exe immediatly.

laucher.exe crashes.

to work around the problem, I use winetricks and I install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).

With winetricks, I must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).

Note: if I install vcrun2005 or vcrun2008 from winetricks, it do not work)

But when whinehq is updated, launcher.exe crashes.

If there is a crashes, reboot computer.

(You must lauch witcher.exe in System folder, inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder, i have not tested this workaround, when launcher.exe crashes. with winetricks. You must use taskmgr to navigate and launch launcher.exe )


2) optirun and primusrun do not work. Only Intel card works (optimus technology)

What was not tested

I have not tested all  new adventures.

I have not tested witcher.exe in System folder,  inside The Witcher Enhanced Edition folder when launcher.exe crashes.



Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I think that launcher.exe crashes because it has a link with editor game (D'jinni).

 Interface of D'jinni  looks like visual studio 2008, and  when I install vc2008express, I have not the problem with launcher.exe ( if crash, reboot computer)(but If I install new programs or winehq is updated, launcer.exe crashes)


To resume:

To install the Witcher enhanced version (DVD VERSION):
1) lauch setup.exe. Do not lauch game.
2)on windows folder, lauch vcredis_x86.exe inside vcredist2005.
3)On windows folder, launch vcredist_x86.exe to repair vcredist2005

4) Use winetricks and  install d3dx11_43. (MS d3dx11_43.dll).
5)With winetricks, you must install vc2008express (MS Visual C++ 2008 Express), and vc2008express install automaticly dotnet35 (MS.NET 3.5) to have a chance to launch launcher.exe file. (windows version is changed: windows 7 to windows xp).

6) use winetricks to launch taskmgr, navigate to find launcher.exe and run it.


Note: If it has a crashes, restart computer.


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 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 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20131.4.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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):

[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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