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

Installs and starts up fine now.

Loading Hatshepsut  works too


What does not

Sound, even with all 3 Sound APIs tested (OpenAL, DirectSound and default Xaudio)

Textures are sometimes just turquoise


What was not tested

Playing for more then a few seconds.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Since my last test result I totally wiped my Wineprefix and cleanly downloaded and installed again Serious Sam HD: First Encounter After switching sound API via sfx_iAPI console command I restarted the game. For OpenAL and DirectSound console said it failed to load the sound API DLL. Wine uses ALSA and was compiled with OpenAL support. Sound works still fine for me in Team Fortress 2. Even though this was a fresh install, it displayed on first startup all levels and not just Hatshepsut, like it should and did on my Windows 7. Graphic card is Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 with the Nvidia 190.42 drivers The problem with the turquoise textures got better after I set all graphic options to lowest but still happend then.

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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

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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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