Breath of Death VII: The Beginning

Version distributed via Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.12-staging

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What works


  • Installation part can be skipped if one has a previous installation somewhere.  The game-folder can be copied from another prefix for example, under steamapps/common; Steam is not required at runtime.
  • A win32-prefix is required due to dotnet40 not yet working with a 64-bit installation.

Playing the game after the following tweaks:

  • winetricks
    • devenum
    • quartz
    • wmp9 or wmp10 (The codec package for the 7+ player offered during installation is not needed.)
    • dotnet40 (Letting Steam install this can be made to work, but suggest winetricks.)
    • xna40 (As above.)
  • Additional not-in-winetricks override:
    • qedit.dll
  • Also:
    • Use regsvr32 to register dll-file(s) where needed.

What does not

Without the overrides, the game will not run at all.  Windows Media Player is needed for the opening video and music; it is possible to have the game running without the video (will be skipped while the rest of the game works), but that will also result into no music (sound effects do play).

While some success was found with using only parts of WMP, it may not be possible to get around installing the full player, as it seems to be a requirement (due to XNA) for running the game in a native Windows environment as well.


What was not tested

Extended game-play.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 18 20183.12-stagingYes Yes YesGoldChiitoo 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 18 20183.12Yes Yes YesGoldChiitoo 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 18 20183.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldChiitoo 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 16 20161.9.21Yes Yes GoldChiitoo 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 29 20141.7.32Yes Yes GoldChiitoo 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Required Workarounds

Using winetricks is not a requirement, but it is used in this guide, as it makes things more convenient-like (using the -q (--unattended) option will make the installation of 'dotnet', 'xna', and 'wmp' much less of a hassle).

  • Additionally required dll which is not available via winetricks (at this time):
    • qedit (Important: After copying the dll, it needs to be registered (wine regsvr32 qedit) after adding the override via winecfg.)


  • Installation can be skipped if one has a previous installation somewhere.  The files can be copied from another prefix for example (under steamapps/common).  Steam itself is not required at runtime.
  • Steam should install the game fine, and the .NET/XNA installations can be made to work if they don't work out-of-the-box.  Using winetricks will be more convenient, however.

Last Updated

  • 2018-07-16

Last Tested With

  • Wine Vanilla 3.0.2 and 3.12
  • Wine Staging 3.12

Known Issues

  • The game will occasionally crash when quitting.