Installer. The game runs fine. Video Settings (change resolution, etc..) works.
Videos in game, and sounds too. I tested through chapter 8 and the game all playable 100%. With great FPS. No freezes anytime.
My test is done on the virtual desktop (no full screen).
What does not
All works fine.
What was not tested
Login into EA.
Packages what I have installed using winetricks (Maybe not many of them are necessary to run the game). - amstream.dll - comctl32 & comctl32ocx - devenum - dinput8 - dirac - directmusic - directplay - dsound - ffdshow - physx - vcrun (all) - xact & xact2010 I use a patched executable to remove security protections. In winecfg (libraries) the box are empty. No DLL overrides. in the previous version of wine, required dinput8 in native mode for the cursor to work well. And various DLL more. It's fixed. The game is 100% playable.
|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|
|Current||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|
|Show||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.