Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Current release from Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.1

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Test Results

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What works

Because Steam itself runs fine downloading the game isn't a problem.

What does not

Completing the installation in Steam and running it .


What was not tested

Playing or actually running the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Actually I tested this with current git HEAD ac85305c95e6e26954f3b3aea4909371ba36d674, not the 1.1.33 release. When I first started it in Steam I got an Incomplete Installation (53) error from Steam. Then I started in Vista where Steam could complete the installation fine and then run the game. Afterwards I tried again with wine and now get Game currently unavaible. Starting bin/SamHD.exe directly said X3DAudio1_6.dll is missing so used winetricks directx9 but I still had to copy it from my local Vista. But then it still won't run.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Feb 10 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldRoman Hargrave 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 24 20131.6Yes Yes GoldHAARP 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Mar 08 20121.4Yes Yes PlatinumJohn P Sims 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20121.4-rc6Yes Yes Platinummr.The 
ShowArch LinuxOct 13 20101.3.4Yes Yes Goldezzetabi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12182 Multiple games need X3DAudio1_1.dll (Supreme Commander) CLOSED FIXED View
20736 Left 4 Dead 2 needs imagehlp/ImageAddCertificate() to complete installation CLOSED FIXED View
22268 SWKOTOR: Fails to detect installed graphic drivers CLOSED ABANDONED View
29079 Serious Sam HD TSE: low performance CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Use Wine 1.1.34 or newer to install the game

The game can only be installed using Wine 1.1.34 or newer.

However it's recommended to use the latest Wine version to install it without doing anything.

To install the game on older versions you'll have to bypass the "Error 53" problem.

Use the patch from the following link:

Then compile Wine and run the game.


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