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Gothic II

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English Demo version of the game, released in 2005.

Application Details:

Version: Demo (English)
License: Demo
URL: http://www.piranha-bytes.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.19

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What works

  • Installation.
  • Sound.
  • Saving.
  • Loading.

What does not

  • Playing the game: It crashes after the video, when a new game is started.
  • Music.
  • Running the game in Wine's full-screen mode, causes the game window to get automatically paused when the workspace is changed. (Bug #37937).

Workarounds

  • Disabling music makes the game play without problems. To do it, in file `system/gothic.ini', under the `[SOUND]' section, set `musicEnabled=0'
  • To prevent the game from getting paused when the workspace is changed, run it under Wine's virtual-desktop mode.

What was not tested

  • Playing the game for a long time.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • Bug #37087 no longer exists!
  • Bug #37937 exists. However, since the game draws the window in a special way, the game window does not get minimized, but gets paused instead. There are no problems though, not even a crash when switching back to the paused window.

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ShowSlackware -currentOct 16 20227.19Yes No NoGarbageMaxim-007 
CurrentSlackware -currentOct 16 20183.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 03 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentMar 26 20151.7.39Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware -currentOct 17 20141.7.29Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Music

For working music, the following DLLs need an override with the "native" version (Microsoft's binaries):

  • dmband.dll
  • dmime.dll
  • dmloader.dll
  • dmstyle.dll
  • dmsynth.dll
  • dmusic.dll
  • dmcompos.dll

The easiest way is to use winetricks:

$ wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks

$ sh winetricks directmusic

winetricks sets more DLL overrides than necessary. Remove the override for 'dsound', which would otherwise cause problems:

$ winecfg

Azerty keyboard layout / French version

Azerty layout has numbers accessible with the shift key so switching weapons was broken and there is nothing in the settings to change that.
The workaround was to switch to another layout using : setxkbmap us
Changing it in the Gnome 3.22 menu didn't work.


This is covered by bug #30984.

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by Vladimir on Thursday October 17th 2013, 11:25
>> WARNING: winetricks sets more DLL overrides than necessary. In my case I had to remove the override for 'dsound' (winecfg -> Libraries) or the game would crash at the main menu
In my case game would not crash, but sound is croaking (especially in dialogs). Thank you for advice to remove override for 'dsound', it helps to make sounds clear and still enjoy the music! :-)
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