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
Logging in to EA
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
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 07 2014||1.7.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Luis Alvarado|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 03 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Luis Alvarado|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 23 2011||1.3.35||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 30 2011||1.3.12||Yes||Yes||Silver||Night Nord|
|Current||Fedora 14 x86_64||Jan 30 2011||1.3.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Barborica Alexandru|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|21230||d3dx9_36.dll: incomplete function "D3DXGetShaderConstantTableEx"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25727||Dead Space resolution issues||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25747||Very low 2d effects quality in Dead Space on fglrx||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|25811||Dead Space in-game text decorations and backgrounds are missing on fglrx||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|25812||Dead Space flames and flame-alike effects are not rendered on fglrx||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|25853||Dead Space 2 crashes on start (SecuROM Data File Activation 2.x/SecuROM SLL 1.x - Release Date Verification)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|25914||Dead Space 2 exits with error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25963||Dead Space 2 dvd installer fails to switch discs (no ready_media/msi_change_media for normal files)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
In general, game inherits most of bugs from Dead Space 1 (engine is almost the same).
Use wine-1.3.6 or revert commit f0b0c1b1dddf606177651deb45c0afd6259076aa as described in RegressionTesting wiki pageFor NVidia users:
Requirement for winetricks d3dx9_36 was reported at least twice. fglrx users don't need it due to, probably, some effect not workingWorkarounds for known bugs:
Switch off "Decals". See Generic instructions, part 5
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.
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.