... everything I tried, basically
What does not
Loading the game the first time before installing PhysX.
Had to manually install the PhysX redist from the redist/PhysX/ folder in the install then everything worked perfectly.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 24 2018||3.18-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nicholas Loomans|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 42.3 x86_64||Jan 28 2018||2.0.4||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Nachbar Nebenan|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 11 2013||1.4.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Patroclo Picchiaduro|
|Show||Fedora 15 x86_64||Aug 25 2011||1.3.24||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
### Installation ###
Installation from DVDs does not work (It does not ask for second disk, up until now)
Copy both the DVDs onto the same directory tree on your personal system.
Launch installation from that directory, and enjoy Sacred 2.
### Activation ###
You may encounter problems while activating Sacred 2 Gold Edition: the activation may hang on several minutes and then fail, or the game may be activated and still ask for licence activation.
Verify that you have read/write/execute permissions onto all the directories the game uses, because the activation needs to create several files in your local file system. Then execute the game always from the local directory of sacred:
cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Programs/Deep Silver/Sacred 2 - Gold/system
Remember that you can activate the game even manually, this way should always work.
(Note: for me there haven't been any issue in Securom ACTIVATION since the 1.2 version of wine)
### Improve Poor Graphic Performance ###
Some users observed that on certain platforms, disabling Physx helps improving performance.
Another trick is to Locate the Directory: /home/your_user_account
Create a NEW file named <optionsCustom.txt> and write these lines:
settings.enableMobilitySupport = 0
settings.usePhysHW = 1
Save and quit.
### Get Audio Working ###
Patched Version of Sacred 2.64.0, or even the game from the dvd box itself, may encounter Audio Glitches or complete absence of Audio.
Fix: (works with both 32 and 64 bit architectures)
Open Configure Wine and select the tab named "Libraries".
Set an override for the library openal32, and select from the Modify Menu the entry Native then Builtin.
Put DIIOverrides key for openal32 to native and native only. (Anders Erik Hägg)
### Get Video Working ###
There should not be any graphic issue with current versions of wine.
Anyway, there are some Game (not Wine) specific solution to some graphic problems.
Do not hesitate to post problems you encounter: common solutions would then be added.
### Avoiding Crashes ###
Ascaron released a tool that helps in crash avoidance: Sacred 2 - Cleanup Utility
### Directx9c - (Obsolete) ###
Important:What Follows is no more needed for newer Versions of Wine. It has been kept for Completeness and old versions users.
You need to copy a native d3dx9_36.dll to your $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ directory. You may download it from here or get it from an existing Windows installation.
If you still face troubles you may have to turn on FBO. To do so, open registry (wine regedit) and add the following String-Value: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3d\OffscreenRenderingMode and set it to "FBO" (without the "").
If the game still doesn't run you got the same problem as me, and probably a ATi graphics card, and/or a 64 bit system.