Final Fantasy VIII

CD released version

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 10
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.4

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Movieclips
  • Sound
  • Ingame with Software Mode
  • FF8 Config

What does not

  • Ingame with Hardware Mode (screen is broken like this... (i use HD4300 with the orignal driver from amd/ati) 
  • The game crahes every time when a fight is coming up when "Use high Res Fonts (Requires 8MB of VRAM)" is enabled in the game config 


What was not tested

  • The whole game

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- The Problem with the hardware mode is reported ( - The CDROM have to insert (there are no errors if the cdrom is missing) - After switching to the desktop, i cannot control the game (Fullscreen) - The border of the screen is broken (the border is flaring sometimes) - Sometimes the game crashs (randomly?) (wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x83fc5d9b at address 0x46f2ca (thread 001a), starting debugger...) - Sound: The dlls like dm*.dll and eax.dll have to add in the system32 folder. Note: the background music is missing

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 12 20121.5.4Yes Yes GoldYu Tendo 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Apr 24 20121.5.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowAptosid x86_64Jan 27 20111.3.12Yes Yes GoldYu Tendo 
ShowAptosid x86_64Sep 12 20101.3.2Yes Yes BronzeYu Tendo 
ShowSidux 64bitJun 07 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes BronzeYu Tendo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3879 Annoying graphical glitches with Syberia 1 demo CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4029 Final Fantasy 8 movies play upside down CLOSED FIXED View
5741 Final Fantasy 8 using hardware renderer gives a black screen and missing textures CLOSED FIXED View
9027 No sound for rise of nations - all versions NEW View
9261 Final Fantasy 8 with hardware acceleration shows wrong colors REOPENED View
14972 The config program that comes with Final Fantasy 8 does not work. CLOSED FIXED View
16825 Unhandled page fault in Final Fantasy 8 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18988 Final Fantasy 8: crash with video in background CLOSED ABANDONED View
22559 Final Fantasy 8: text is rendered incorrectly CLOSED INVALID View
24540 Final Fantasy 8 config program does not work CLOSED FIXED View
24541 Final Fantasy 8: Eidos Intro movie and sound choppy CLOSED FIXED View
24542 Final Fantasy 8: Background sound doesn't work CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24543 Final Fantasy 8: crash when entering Triple Triad minigame CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24546 Final fantasy 8: crash when entering battle CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes


Official Version 1.2 patch can be found here.

To enable background music:
winetricks directmusic


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