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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
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.19

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  • Installation.

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  • Playing the game.


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  • Saving.
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Additional Comments

As for the English demo (v. 1.28), the application does not run, and complains about a hook process. See bug #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). I can't help wondering why the patch has not yet been included in Wine.

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ShowSlackware -currentOct 16 20227.19Yes No NoGarbageMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentOct 16 20183.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 03 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldMaxim-007 
CurrentSlackware -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


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

$ 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! :-)