Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel

Sacred 2.64.0 patched to 2.65.2

Application Details:

Version: 2.65.2 Gold Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Installation from hard drive runs pretty fine.

- Updating the game up to 2.65.2 works fine

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

- Multiplayer works (LAN && Hamachi)

- Launching the game with Win XP compatibility works fine.

What does not

- Installation from disks: the installer asks for the second cd, but doesn't recognize it. 


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Gold Rating: I had not to install DirectX nor to use any of the hacks below, though the installation had still to be done from the Hard Disk rather than from disks. It's still not ready for Platinum rate. Important: as stated in my previous test submissions, by now the activation process should run fine without using the tricks suggested in my oldest evaluations of the game. *** Follow the HowTo and Tips Note for helpful informations ***

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20131.4.1No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldPatroclo Picchiaduro 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Aug 17 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jul 08 20111.3.21N/A Yes NoGarbageDry Ad 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Feb 27 20111.3.12No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzeDry Ad 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20101.3.7Yes Yes NoGoldRaffaele 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
22212 Random Crashes in Sacred 2 CLOSED ABANDONED View
25364 Sacred 2 Fallen Angel needs msvcp80.dll.??4?$basic_string@_WU?$char_traits@_W@std@@V?$allocator@_W@2@@std@@QAEAAV01@PB_W@Z CLOSED FIXED View
25365 Sacred 2 Fallen Angel requires msvcr80.dll CLOSED FIXED View
25366 Sacred 2 Fallen Angel requires d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXSaveTextureToFileA CLOSED FIXED View
33763 Sacred 2 crashes due to HLSL shader compilation failure (failure to parse function with array arguments) CLOSED FIXED View
37165 Sacred 2 Gold (v2.65.1) fails to start correctly, displays only a black screen in virtual desktop mode CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


### Installation ###

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

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.

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.


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


### 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.


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
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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