What does not
What was not tested
As for the English demo (v. 1.28), the application does not run, and complains about a hook process. See bug #37087 [https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37087]. The German demo (whose version number in the main menu can be seen as 1.28) works! However, it requires "S3TC texture compression" to be enabled. Also, the music needs to be disabled in the application's configuration file. Note: The application of the patch provided in comment #4 of the bug report, works by getting rid of the message about a hook process. The game then becomes playable. The sound works too, but not the music (as it is known problem and was therefore disabled).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware -current||Oct 16 2018||3.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maxim-007|
|Show||Slackware -current||Jul 03 2018||3.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maxim-007|
|Show||Slackware -current||Mar 26 2015||1.7.39||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Slackware -current||Oct 17 2014||1.7.29||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Slackware -current||Aug 05 2014||1.7.23||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
The easiest way is to use winetricks:
$ sh winetricks directmusic
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: "C: failed to initialize sound, MSS reported: Broken waveOut driver â€“ â€™buffer doneâ€™ flag never set".
Otherwise if you don't want to use native dlls, you have to disable music by setting 'musicEnabled=0' in [Gothic_2_Path]/system/gothic.ini .
It is possible to run Gothic II using the open source graphics stack, at least with Intel and Radeon cards. The "i965" (Intel GMA X3100) and "r300" (ATi Radeon 9500 - X1950) drivers are reported to work, others will probably work as well, so please test it and leave a comment below.
What you need is S3 Texture Compression (S3TC), a technology covered by a patent which makes things complicated.
What you have to do:
- Get the GUI tool 'driconf'. For examle: 'sudo apt-get install driconf'
- Start 'driconf', either from the console or from an entry in your application menu.
- Find the entry "Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available" and set it to "yes"
- Start Gothic normally and hope that it works flawlessly.
Since mesa-7.11 this should also work with gallium drivers without having a libtxc_dxtn.so.
There are issues, for example, the floor might be invisible. Leave a comment :)
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.