Category: Main Games Adventures Syberia (v1.0.0.24)


Digital distribution version from ­Good Old Games­­ , presumably patched to the latest version.

Application Details:

Version: (v1.0.0.24)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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Test Results

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What works

Install OK

Launch game OK 

Game OK

What does not

- setup never finish installation, windows childs are not visible, they appear behind the main window and you can not alt+tab in virtual window mode

- annoying black screen appear at launch

- crash before the main menu for Nvidia users

- the game is only 800x600 if launch in a virtual desktop mode


This game needs a little work to run almost perfectly on Linux.

1°) the Syberia setup program never finished installation

Use the task manager to close properly the setup program, launch: 

wine taskmgr

and choose the setup program to obtain focus on the window child

2°) When you launch the game you have only a black screen, you can hear game sounds
I have not yet found a tips to avoid the black screen to appear. All you can do is give focus to the correct game screen located behind the black screen.

--> solution a: you launch the game in a virtual desktop, open a terminal, go to the main Syberia folder, execute Sberia with this command line:
wine Syberia.exe & sleep 15; wine taskmgr
when the task manager appear, choose Syberia in the list or in the Wine task bar to give focus to the correct game screen

--> solution b you launch the game in a virtual desktop, download the utility nircmd.exe, copy it in the Syberia installation folder
and launch Syberia like this:
wine Syberia.exe & sleep 15;wine nircmd.exe win hide title Syberia; sleep 0.1; wine nircmd.exe win hideshow title Syberia

3°) the game crash after the cinematics, before the main menu appear

It is a bug that affect Nvidia users.

in a terminal execute this command:

wine reg.exe ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver" "/v" "UseXVidMode" "/t" "REG_SZ" "/d" "N"

No more crash for Nvidia users ( Thanks to "Bob Wya" from the WineHQ forum:

4°) in virtual desktop mode, the game size is 800x600

use dxwnd to launch the game in fullscreen, in virtual desktop mode, at your desktop resolution, use "respect ratio" option to keep a 4/3 ratio

What was not tested

I have not yet finished the game

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments



selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 25 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldreal name 
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldLe Gluon du Net 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20172.10Yes Yes GoldAlex Shilo 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jan 01 20171.9.23Yes Yes GoldMikael 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 24 20131.5.28Yes Yes Golderoen 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21796 Syberia game can`t start normally NEW View
43199 Syberia crashes inside NVIDIA driver RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Ãœmit YAKUPHAN on Wednesday August 24th 2011, 7:38
Solution for black menu problem
by Boris on Wednesday May 25th 2011, 3:00
After following the no-cd trick, I still had the problem with absolutely black menus, and no mouse cursor visible (though it was possible to click on things). I solved it by changing from 16bit resolution to 32bit resolution. Since menus were unusable, instead of changing it in-game, I used a hex editor to edit Config.dat file in "Syberia Saves" folder. At the offset 10 there is a single byte which is intially 0x10. That byte should be changed to 0x20.

I hope it helps someone
No sound in cutscenes
by Elmo on Tuesday April 5th 2011, 2:12
I have a double pack from, was cheaper :)

I had to use the crack, install MVCP60 and finally dsound to get any sound at all (there was a small glitch at the start of the logo video). But now there's no sound in the videos. Then I tried installing directx9, as someone had for syberia2. Now the sounds are as before installing dsound: Only glitches at the start of videos and no ingame sounds (including the start menu). I'd be satisfied if I oculd view the videos separately, but VLC didn't recognize the format of the .syb files.

Will try reinstalling in a new prefix.
RE: No sound in cutscenes
by Elmo on Tuesday April 5th 2011, 2:30
I just had to change DirectSound hardware acceleration to emulation, the I got all the sounds working (in addition to the crack and MSVCP60). Yay! Seems like Nearly Platinum quality ;)
taskmgr will help you
by Per Johansson on Sunday January 2nd 2011, 9:23
After you launch Syberia and get the black screen, run wine taskmgr and double click on Syberia to switch to it. The game will now display, no cracks needed (in fact, those didn't work for me).

Still needs a virtual desktop though, at least on OS X (using XQuartz)
RE: taskmgr will help you
by Per Johansson on Sunday January 2nd 2011, 12:58
Ugh, a word of caution though. There's no autosave in this game, and it just crashed on me after 3 h playing.
RE: taskmgr will help you
by Ryan Chartier on Tuesday January 4th 2011, 13:20
Weird it worked. Running this on Ubuntu 10.04 and wine 1.3.10. The task manager thing does work. At least it got me as far as the no-cd crack brought me. Still having problems with the black menus though, but I'm beginning to think that might be my graphics.

The crashes are not wine's fault though. I've been having crashing problems on my windows pc as well which says that it's the programs fault and not wine's.
Registry key hack no longer works in 1.3.9
by Ryan Chartier on Sunday December 26th 2010, 17:01
I'm running 1.3.9 and I'm having the exact problem that the registry key hack is supposed to fix. However, in both my reinstall the key either didn't exist or was already set to disabled.

In terminal the following error keeps getting repeated over and over and over again.

fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status Location SFLAG_INTEXTURE (0x40).
fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status Color attachment 0: (0x1c9990) WINED3DFMT_B5G6R5_UNORM 800x600
fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status Depth attachment: (0x1cb088) WINED3DFMT_S1_UINT_D15_UNORM 800x600
err:d3d_draw:drawStridedSlow >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_FRAMEBUFFER_OPERATION (0x506) from glEnd and previous calls @ drawprim.c / 299
fixme:d3d:context_check_fbo_status FBO status GL_FRAMEBUFFER_UNSUPPORTED (0x8cdd)

I assume it has something to do with how direct 3d has changed in later versions. I'm not sure how to fix it, but doesn't look like it should be that hard to fix. Using Ubuntu 10.04.
Unplayable :(
by Gergely Fazekas on Sunday July 18th 2010, 4:30
I used the no-cd crack to solve the black screen problem, but the menu is messed up (where there is supposedly be text like "New Game" etc, there is only black), I can hit the buttons and start the game, but there is no mouse pointer and it's generally unresponsive to clicks or anything. (Intro video works though)

Ubuntu 10.04, Dell Latitude D610 (with Intel 915GM)
by Gergely Fazekas on Sunday July 18th 2010, 4:39
After setting "UseGLSL" to "disabled" it plays fine, even full screen without virtual desktop
RE: nvm
by Ryan Chartier on Friday December 24th 2010, 22:08
I'm having the exact same problem, except I didn't have to change that key, it was already set to disabled which confused me.
Black screen issue
by Béla Gyebrószki on Sunday March 28th 2010, 10:19
I was quite disappointed that my freshly purchased game is not working in Wine. There are so many test results here that rated the game Gold. One of the comments mentioned this black screen issue and that it may be related to some copy-protection.
I was sceptical: I bought the game from GoG, they always offer their games without DRM.
However, THERE IS a no-cd patch that can be applied to the GoG version: look for the Collector's Edition of the game on GCW. With that "patch" the game is playable.
If I had known that before I submitted my test result, the rating wouldn't be Garbage.
RE: Black screen issue
by Mikael Bergström on Sunday March 28th 2010, 12:41
Same here! With the Collector's Edition noCD crack, the game works more or less perfectly. I had some trouble with sound (once or twice, it just went away...) but on the whole: YAY! It works!

Should still not be more than Silver though, a NoCD is a pretty bad requirement to get something to work...
RE: Black screen issue
by Vitaly Bogdanov on Friday January 6th 2012, 8:36
The demo can be used instead of nocd to achieve the same result. One can use demo. I found the link in description of 21796 bug. The recipe is the same. To copy SyberiaDemo.exe into Game.exe and Dlls\Syberia.dll into Dlls\Syberia.dll. I am not sure about video files but I copied them with new names also.
RE: Black screen issue
by Vitaly Bogdanov on Friday January 6th 2012, 10:03
Sad, but it seems that demo is works only till the end of the demo scenario.