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: 8.6

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Test Results

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What works


What does not

Accessing NETRICSA might sometimes cause the game to stop drawing frames. If this happens, just return to the game, and press your quick save key, and restart the game.

I have also reliably experienced an issue with the game not receiving keyboard input after resuming the game.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Ran at Ultra with my GTX 970 no issue. Though I was warned about having outdated drivers (due to a Wine bug which is linked here). This is a non-issue.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 37 x86_64 XFCEApr 17 20238.6Yes Yes YesGoldArtem S. Tashkinov 
CurrentDebian 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 

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.

Running the game if Wine is built without GStreamer support

If your Wine is built without GStreamer support you can fix the game crashing by fetching ir50_32.dll from the Internet or Windows XP SP2, and putting the library next to the game exe file:

md5sum ir50_32.dll

5f10dc19d92ccf6b719b494572f4f74b ir50_32.dll