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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What works

  • Installation (the pictures in the background are changing slowly)
  • Movieclips
  • Ingame with software mode
  • FF8 Config (video, sound, keyboard settings)
  • Saving / Loading
  • Sound with background sound (you have to install directmusic with winetricks)
  • Triple Triad (card game) -  (you have to install directmusic with winetricks)
  • Battlemode / fighting (you have to install directmusic with winetricks)

What does not

  • Ingame with hardware mode (screen is broken like this... (HD4330 with fglrx 12.4) (Bug 9261)


What was not tested

  • patching to 1.2 (This patch should only be used by owners of Nvidia GeForce cards)
  • playing the whole game
  • change the play disk

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- The minigame Triple Triad (cardgame) will freeze the game without directmusic (winetricks) - When a fight is coming up the game will freeze without directmusic (winetricks) - for starting ff8config.exe or ff8.exe you have to insert the cdrom (there are no errors if the cdrom is missing) - played for several hours - used a wine32 environment - german version - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 using fglrx 12.4

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9261 Final Fantasy 8 with hardware acceleration shows wrong colors REOPENED 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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