Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter

Here are versions 1.0 and 1.05 at lest.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.7

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation and gameplay, changing key mappings.  Played through two locations, collecting two components.

What does not

Sound cut out every minute or two for me, and was fixed by going to menu -> options -> audio and trying to change from "DirectSound" to anything else.  Even selecting "EAX" and having it fail restores sound/music.

Had one "stuck key" problem when I held two keys down at once.  "Sam" was stuck trying to strafe left, which lasted until I tapped the key I had mapped to that action.


What was not tested

Multiplayer, rockets, screen filled with enemies.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

If I figure out a setting that prevents the sound/music problem, then this will rate "gold".

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"May 19 20216.7Yes Yes NoBronzeJeremy 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 24 20215.0.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumK1773R 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20151.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldJamieOnUbuntu 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20131.5.20N/A Yes NoPlatinumK1773R 
ShowSlackware64 -currentDec 29 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoPlatinumZdenek Styblik 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3528 Serious Sam First Encounter demo doesn't work(msvcrt bug (?)) CLOSED FIXED View
3877 Serious Sam First Encounter can't find opengl32 CLOSED FIXED View
3880 Serious Sam First Encounter demo prints russian error messages CLOSED FIXED View
3887 Saving game in Serios Sam First Encounter demo crashes CLOSED FIXED View
7996 serious sam dedicated servers don't work CLOSED FIXED View
12444 Serious Sam TFE lockups and input delays CLOSED INVALID View
14607 Serious Sam TFE and TSE - window minimizes and becomes unusable CLOSED INVALID View
19168 Serious Sam can't find install CD CLOSED INVALID View
34859 Serious Sam Classic: the game's world is closed in a giant cube (Mac OS X only bug) UNCONFIRMED View
48335 Serious Sam Classic TFE/TSE crash on saving the game CLOSED FIXED View

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Works with Wine 1.7.4
by Carlos Rodriguez on Friday December 20th 2013, 10:20
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.4 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.13 (.run package)
Kubuntu 13.10 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: AMD Fusion A4 3300 2.5Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
Z-Depth problem
by Tobias Jakobi on Monday March 31st 2008, 8:28
Hi there,

for those who have problems with non-existant Z-buffer. The Serious Sam engine doesn't seem to specify that it really needs a Z-buffer and hopes for the standard Z-buffer depth of 16 bits. This is not quite correct behaviour and doesn't work with wine-0.9.57 and upwards.

To fix this open the ingame console and type:

More information about the bug and fix in:

Tobias Jakobi
RE: Z-Depth problem
by Stoyan Deckoff on Friday May 25th 2012, 7:26
I try these configs in wine 1.4, 1.5.4 and others,via PlayOnLinux on clean prefix, but the polygons of the surroundings will look scattered, walls will overlap, etc. Ubuntu 12.04 , lenovo x220, integrated graphic controller.

here is the output of lspci -v | less

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21da
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21da
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 5000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at [disabled]
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21da
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41

I followed the link you provided, and tried with wine 0.9.55(older version, which stated not to contain the bug). The graphics run OK
RE: Z-Depth problem
by Alexander T. on Monday September 14th 2015, 7:28
Sup there,

I can confirm that your console commands work!
I just tested it on my Intel HD Haswell GPU with Wine 1.7.51 32- and 64-bit.

The only thing missing was a "/" in the commands you posted, that's why it didn't work for me the first time. This is how the command has to look like:


Tipp: Depending on the version of your game, you either have to press F1 or the tilde key ~ to open the console.

Thanks for posting!


by abez on Wednesday April 25th 2007, 4:13
Use the loki installers to install the game. That way you don't have to use wine for this game.

Here is the link :
by Chris on Friday April 13th 2012, 9:27
The Linux version of SSAM:TFE is not multiplayer-compatible with the Windows version. If you try to connect the client to a dedicated server running on Windows or vice-versa, it won't work.

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