Plants Vs. Zombies

Special Game of the Year Edition

Application Details:

Version: GOTY Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.18

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


  • Intro
  • Sounds
  • Playing levels
  • Changing options (even enabling 3D works!)
  • Running it in windowed mode at 1600x900, and also running it in fullscreen at 1920x1080

What does not

Nothing so far.


What was not tested

  • Buying stuff from Crazy Dave.
  • Playing with a controller.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

All that was done to get PvZ running, was to download it and then click Play (the EA installer did need to be force quit). Wine was set to XP, and also tested on Vista. No difference. The Wineprefix used was clean. However, a Qt5Network.DLL file inside Origin's directory did need to be patched. This is because Origin is unable to download at suitable speeds, unless this is done. It is not specific to PvZ. The patch was made and uploaded by Heiko here: My system specs: OS - Ubuntu 14.04 64bit CPU- Intel i7-4770 3.4GHz GPU- Nvidia GTX 680 (Proprietary 337.19) RAM- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20141.7.18Yes Yes PlatinumSabun 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Apr 02 20141.7.15Yes Yes SilverInukaze 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20151.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1Feb 13 20121.4-rc3No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 16 20111.3.34Yes Yes GoldAnomalyDetected 

Known Bugs

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
by Chris Chapman on Saturday October 29th 2011, 3:39
Installer bailed out following accepting the licence. Installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) from the Microsoft website prior to installation of PvZ allowed the installation to complete.
GOTY edition is garbage
by digger on Sunday June 26th 2011, 1:49
I emailed popcap and they sent me a link & key to download the latest version. It work great now. :)