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Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel

Sacred 2.64.0 patched to 2.65.2

Application Details:

Version: 2.65.2 Gold Edition
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sacred2.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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What works

- Installation from hard drive runs pretty fine.

- Movies, quest, main menu and playing a short game work.

- Multiplayer works

- Launching the game with Win XP compatibility works fine.

What does not

- Installation from disks

- Launching the game with Win Vista compatibility doesn't work

Workarounds

What was not tested

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Additional Comments

- Activating the game that has Securom Protection had worked fine with the first cd-key, but for the second cd-key it was a little trickier. 1. Be sure of having the game updated to the last release 2.65.2 before activating 2. Launch the game and try online activation. Eventually try the manual activation. I discovered that the game did complain unsuccessful activation even if the next time I launched the game everything worked. The second cd-key locks only the Dragon-Mage Character. The menu is showed in plain arial. *** Follow the HowTo and Tips Note for helpful informations ***

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20131.4.1No, but has workaround Yes GoldPatroclo Picchiaduro 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Aug 17 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jul 08 20111.3.21N/A Yes GarbageDry Ad 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Feb 27 20111.3.12No, but has workaround Yes BronzeDry Ad 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20101.3.7Yes Yes GoldRaffaele 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33763 Sacred 2 : HLSL shader parsing failed error with built-in d3dcompiler_43 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO and TIPS

### Installation ###

Installation from DVDs does not work (It does not ask for second disk, up until now)

Howto:
Copy both the DVDs onto the same directory tree on your personal system.
Launch installation from that directory, and enjoy Sacred 2.

 

### Activation ###

You may encounter problems while activating Sacred 2 Gold Edition: the activation may hang on several minutes and then fail, or the game may be activated and still ask for licence activation.

Howto:
Verify that you have read/write/execute permissions onto all the directories the game uses, because the activation needs to create several files in your local file system. Then execute the game always from the local directory of sacred:

cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Programs/Deep Silver/Sacred 2 - Gold/system
wine ./sacred2.exe

Remember that you can activate the game even manually, this way should always work.

(Note: for me there haven't been any issue in Securom ACTIVATION since the 1.2 version of wine)

 

### Improve Poor Graphic Performance  ###

Some users observed that on certain platforms, disabling Physx helps improving performance.

Another trick is to Locate the Directory: /home/your_user_account/.wine/drive_c/users/your_user_account/Local Settings/Applications/Ascaron Entertainment/Sacred 2
Create a NEW file named <o­ptionsCustom.txt> and write these lines:

settings.enableMobilitySupport = 0
settings.usePhysHW = 1

Save and quit.


### Get Audio Working ###

Patched Version of Sacred 2.64.0, or even the game from the dvd box itself, may encounter Audio Glitches or complete absence of Audio.

Fix: (works with both 32 and 64 bit architectures)

Open Configure Wine and select the tab named "Libraries".

Set an override for the library openal32, and select from the Modify Menu the entry Native then Builtin.

OR

Put DIIOverrides key for openal32 to native and native only. (Anders Erik Hägg)­

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### Get Video Working ###

There should not be any graphic issue with current versions of wine.

Anyway, there are some Game (not Wine) specific solution to some graphic problems.

Do not hesitate to post problems you encounter: common solutions would then be added.

 

### Avoiding Crashes ###

Ascaron released a tool that helps in crash avoidance: Sacred 2 - Cleanup Utility

 

### Directx9c - (Obsolete) ###

Important:What Follows is no more needed for newer Versions of Wine. It has been kept for Completeness and old versions users.

You need to copy a native d3dx9_36.dll to your $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ directory. You may download it fr­om here or get it from an existing Windows installation.

If you still face troubles you may have to turn on FBO. To do so, open registry (wine regedit) and add the following String-Value: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3d\OffscreenRenderingMode and set it to "FBO" (without the "").

If the game still doesn't run you got the same problem as me, and probably a ATi graphics card, and/or a 64 bit system.

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Note

MacOSX 10.6.3, MacBook Pro 4GB 2.53 GHz:

nv4_disp.dll     from BOOTCAMP copied
NVIDIA Physix from BOOCAMP copied
MobilityMod     install failed
Mono installed (mono22 from wiretricks (Mac) did not work) afterwards Mono 2.6.3 from www.go-mono.com
Direct3D via wiretricks - changed console output (more) but didn't help completely

Copied working Sacred2 folder from BOOTCAMP - no luck
vcrun2005 installed - no change (fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.4053)
vcrun2005sp1 (the same)
vcrun2008 (the same)
vcrun2008sp1 (the same)

Also Physix problems but installation of the physix software from nvidia fails.

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