Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.4-staging

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Test Results

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What works

The game plays. Graphics are fine, no glitches or errors. Sounds works good too. Mouse and keyboard work as expected.

What does not

Cannot get the cutscenes or videos to play. Not even with installing the codecs mentioned below (Amstream, devenum, quartz and wmp10).

Without videos the game is quite annoying to play: they are an essential part of the whole game experience.


What was not tested

Extended gameplay.

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Additional Comments

I am running Darksiders on Xubuntu 13.04 AMD64, Wine 1.74 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.1. Computer is i5 4430 with Nvidia 650 Ti Boost 2GB. Spend hours configuring Darksiders, to make the video work. Tried everything from installing WMP9, codecs, WMP10, running different Wine versions, different Windows versions, changing order of codecs installation and reinstalling Wine/PlayOnLinux. Also installed and uninstalled codecs mentioned below, reinstalled Darksiders a few times, verified Game Cache etc. Once I got to see the video's playing, but then could not see the menu anymore. After I restarted Steam (as it crashed) and installed WMP10 (again, I think?) I did not see any videos anymore. Also installed WMP 10 and played the videos manually. They play fine under WMP 10. But without the cutscenes the game is pretty annoying: you have no idea what is going on..

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 21 20205.4-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSean Stafford 
ShowmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Aug 14 20194.13-stagingYes Yes NoSilversamuel Hungerbuehler 
ShowFedora 28 x86_64Jul 24 20183.13Yes Yes YesGoldAndrey Gusev 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Aug 26 20141.7.22Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 13 20131.7.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

needed libraries
The game needs dx9_36 and 42 and vcron2005sp1 to run
Amstream, devenum, quartz and wmp10 to enable ingame videos.
wine versions prior 1.5.10
adding AllwaysoffScreen=enabled in Direct3d in registry; probably solves problems (untested as of yet)
Advanced settings

Inside Darksiders folder create a folder with name config

On the next launch Darksiders.cfg file with extended options will be created.


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