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Dead Space 2

This version uses double DRM system. Main executable protected by SecuROM DRM system and online activation and authorization powered by SolidShield DRM system. Digitally downloaded game is already-installed Retail version of game, with additional EASetup.exe program in __Installer directory for means of uninstallation.

Application Details:

Version: Retail & Digital from EA Store
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.28

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What works



What does not

Decals cause slight glitches in video so should be turned off.

There is a problem with the installer, the gui freezes but the game continues to install. It finishes with a "Installer ended prematurely" error but installs the game nonetheless.


What was not tested

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Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Version: Retail with no-dvd applied. needs d3dx9 and proprietary graphics drivers to work correctly. Specs: Intel Q6660 2GB RAM NVidia 8800 GTS - 260.19.36 driver

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20141.7.28Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 23 20111.3.35Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 30 20111.3.12Yes Yes SilverNight Nord 
CurrentFedora 14 x86_64Jan 30 20111.3.12Yes Yes GoldBarborica Alexandru 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


In general, game inherits most of bugs from Dead Space 1 (engine is almost the same).

Generic instructions
  1. Install the game from DVD (if you have digital version - download DVD-version from somewhere, as EADM version misses all videos, including videochats and loading movies)
  2. Find and replace main executable deadspace2.exe with SecuROM-removed version.
  3. Activate the game via wine activation.exe
  4. Run wine regedit and set HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/VideoMemorySize to your actual video memory size.
  5. Start the game with wine deadspace2.exe. Go to "Settings" -> "Visuals". Set "Quality" to "Custom". Enter sub-menu "custom settings" and set "Decals" to "Off"

For fglrx users:

Use wine-1.3.6 or revert commit f0b0c1b1dddf606177651deb45c0afd6259076aa as described in RegressionTesting wiki page

For NVidia users:

Requirement for winetricks d3dx9_36 was reported at least twice. fglrx users don't need it due to, probably, some effect not working

Workarounds for known bugs:
  • Crash when cutting some part of enemy:

    Switch off "Decals". See Generic instructions, part 5

  • Mouse cursor in menu isn't visible:

    To navigate in menu use arrows to control selection, Enter on non-submenu option is "accept", ESC - "cancel". Or you may try to guess mouse position watching at highlights.

  • Valid EA Account used, but Shop says, that there is no connection to EA servers:

    Connection to EA is quite fragile - few glitches and it goes down (and no reconnect was ever seen). Just restart game, load near shop and enter it instantly - it will work.


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