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

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

  • 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 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 CLOSED FIXED 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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