King's Bounty: the Legend (new, 2008)

Steam version of the game, patched to 1.7 (as of 16-01-2010).

Application Details:

Version: Steam version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc2

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What works


To be more precise:

  • Downloading the game from steam client;
  • Launching the game from steam client games library;
  • Playing the game smoothly with all graphics settings maxed;

What does not

Game is unstable without native msvcrt.dll from VC++ 6.0 runtime. Crash usually happens right after "loading" screen when entering "battle mode", but it is not a strict rule. With native dll override (use "winetricks vcrun6sp6" or "winetricks vcrun6") game works perfectly, had played it straight for ~12 hours without an issue.

Game requires native DirectX 9 helper DLLs to start. Actual DLL required is d3dx9_33.dll, but there are issues with some shaders (some water surfaces namely) when using this one. Installing native d3dx9_36.dll does the trick - most of the time game works perfectly. There still might be problems with shaders sometimes but it is usually enough to save at the problematic place, then exit the game, start it up again and load the save. From that moment on there wouldn't be any troubles with shaders until you exit the game.


What was not tested

Everything was tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game was tested on computer with following specs: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor @3.2GHz, 6GB DDR2 RAM, GeForce GTS-250 (a.k.a. 9800 a.k.a. 8800) GPU with 1GB VRAM. nVIDIA Binary Driver v.280.13

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 20 20172.0-rc2Yes Yes Platinumottopower 
ShowFedora 14Apr 17 20121.5.2Yes Yes GoldAlexey Loukianov 
CurrentFedora 14Oct 03 20111.3.29Yes Yes GoldAlexey Loukianov 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 13 20101.3.9Yes Yes Golddr. Hannibal Lecter 
ShowFedora 12May 22 20101.1.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12530 Psychonauts does not run due to unimplemented function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXFilterTexture CLOSED FIXED View
15817 King's Bounty : The Legend crashes/freezes when loading fight sequences CLOSED FIXED View
23706 d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXSaveSurfaceToFileInMemory is needed by Ship Simulator 2008 demo, King's Bounty demo CLOSED FIXED View
24725 King's Bounty needs DDS support CLOSED FIXED View
24956 King's Bounty - The Legend: no native mouse pointer CLOSED FIXED View
28521 Black box around the mouse cursor CLOSED FIXED View
28679 Corrupt sound in many apps CLOSED FIXED View
32273 Some games display character polygons poorly. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
43246 King's Bounty: The Legend suffers from performance issues NEW View

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