Black & White 2

Patched version of black and white 2

Application Details:

Version: 1.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

1º Playing from the CD doesnt work

2º If you play for too long on a single island it starts to show visual artifacts over time
3º Sometimes during the loading screen you will also see visual artifacts
4º The game will some time randomly crash if you play it for too long
5º There seems to be a problem with the saving process that gets worse over time (even in different play sessions)

It could be because
A) Advancing the story affects implies bigger ammounts of information and the game has trouble processing them
B) Something else changes in the saves in later games or
C) There's some other kind of problem with later levels.

In any case, it becomes harder to save the game over time. it will start crashing randomly when you push "save"


1º Need a NO-CD .exe

2º A good way around the "save" problem is to do quicksaves, they seem to be less problematic, but even those will sometimes cause random crashes so, quick-save often, and once in a while so a complete save if you want to reach the end of the game, i couldnt.

What was not tested

i didnt reach the later levels

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"Mar 29 20216.0Yes Yes YesSilverCerise 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20172.10Yes Yes SilverThaos 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Oct 18 20151.7.50Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20151.7.34Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 14 20121.5.19Yes Yes PlatinumAnthony Choate 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
16636 Black & White 2 Graphics Glitches and Crash CLOSED FIXED View
18031 Black & white 2 random crash CLOSED ABANDONED View
20183 Black & White 2: texture corruption on higher resolutions CLOSED FIXED View
22922 Black and White 2 1.2 is slow, gives GL errors CLOSED FIXED View
25138 Black and White 2 demo crashes on startup (ID3DXEffect interface changes between d3dx9_xx versions) CLOSED FIXED View
25857 Multiple games (Stronghold 2, Need for Speed: Carbon demo, Purge) fail to draw correctly because of ID3DXEffectImpl_*Pass calls CLOSED FIXED View
31061 Black & White 2 1.2: completely black screen CLOSED ABANDONED View
44635 Multiple games need ID3DXEffect CloneEffect (Gray Matter, Black and White 2) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

If install crashes, try again after running winetricks dcom98. Unfortunately, the game won't work with this override enabled, so after installed, go in to winecfg and under the Libraries tab, remove the rpcrt4 entry.


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