S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat

Initial version as well as following updates

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.9

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Test Results

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What works

Installation. Gameplay (DirectX 9). Change settings to Full dynamic lighting.

Mods tested: Atmosfear, Call of Chernobyl, Guise of death II (Klondike 2.0). 

What does not

DirectX 11

Minor shadow glitch with Atmosfear mod and full dynamic lighting.


What was not tested

Full vanilla gameplay.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installed on a 32-bits wineprefix. Tested in Wine Staging (CMT enabled) Installed directX 9 with winetricks. Open winecfg and set d3dx11_42 and d3dx11_43 to disabled. Game is only playable in DirectX 9 mode. To play mods: Search "Thumbs.db" inside game subfolders and delete it. Otherwise game will crash on start.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 08 20161.9.9Yes Yes GoldJonathan Geddes 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Oct 19 20151.7.53Yes Yes GoldSam 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20151.7.52-stagingYes Yes GoldJosep 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20141.7.31Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 01 20131.7.5Yes Yes GoldAlexander Borysov 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Wine Versions and Launching the Game

Note that users running this game in older WINE versions have experienced mouse issues among other problems. It is strongly advised that you use either the latest stable version of WINE (Currently 1.4.0) or the latest development release.

Also note that to running the game must be done in the following fashion:

wine ./bin/xrEngine.exe

The game will fail to launch if you use WINE to run executable from within the bin folder.


Getting WINE ready:

Just install WINE from your distribution's package manager, be it apt-get, yum, pacman or something else. The newer the WINE version, the better.

If your distribution does not offer a newer version of WINE, simply download the latest version from winehq, or use PlayOnLinux to manage your wine versions/prefixes for you.

Winetricks is another immensely helpful tool when working with wineprefixes, if your distribution doesn't package it, you can get it here.

 Once that's out of the way, continue on to installing the game.

Installation: Steam Version

 Right now, you don't need any dll overrides, just run:

 winetricks --no-isolate steam

and after updating Steam, you can install Call of Pripyat just fine. If you're using a wineprefix other than the default "~/.wine", then you need to add your wineprefix to the command:

WINEPREFIX=~/.path/to/wineprefix winetricks --no-isolate steam

Installation: Retail/Physical Version

 Set up a fresh wineprefix and run the DVD installer. Right now, it is unknown exactly which dll overrides are needed (if any) due to lack of recent test data. If you are having trouble, use winetricks to install d3dx9 and ffdshow.

If your game is crashing on startup, disable the d3dx11 dlls. Change directory to your 'windows/system32' folder within your wine prefix and run:

mv -v d3d11.dll d3d11.dll.DISABLED
mv -v d3dx11_42.dll d3dx11_42.dll.DISABLED

Running the Game

 Launch the game (NOT from the bin folder, run command one level above).

wine ./bin/xrEngine.exe


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