The Witcher

The latest Steam version.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.4

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Test Results

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What works

Runs amazing! Cut scenes play, great and smooth FPS doesn't lag and it renders perfectly EXCEPT it renders vertices or polygons on characters that stretch out of frame. if it didn’t have this one single rendering issue it'd be a solid platinum form what i could tell.

What does not

it renders vertices or polygons on characters that stretch out of frame.
if it didn’t have this one single rendering issue it'd be a solid
platinum form what i could tell.


What was not tested

anything past the starting location.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Q9550 @ 3.85

GTX 770 4GB

Nvidia Prop 384.90

Lubuntu 16.04 64bit

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSolusApr 02 20183.4Yes Yes YesGoldAndrew 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20182.21-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldcdoublejj 
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 09 20172.21-stagingN/A Yes NoBronzecdoublejj 
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 24 20161.9.11Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20131.7.6Yes Yes NoBronzeKonrad Materka 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40308 The Witcher - mouse clicks stop working after some time UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Settings to avoid invisible models and flickering

If you are hit by bug #34052 (invisible character models), or flickering, set this key in the registry as a workaround (it happens on closed Nvidia driver, and to some on Mesa / Intel. It didn't happen to me with Mesa / radeonsi):


Another similar issue is bug #46553 when some textures turn black indoors. For now, install  d3dx9_35 native override to work around that.


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frequent crashs when autosave on
by Fab on Tuesday April 16th 2019, 6:44
I'm currently playing The Witcher Enhanced Edition from Steam for the first time.
I'm using wine staging 4.5 and nvidia-drivers. With default parameters, the game was crashing very often.
From [1] I discovered that the game is randomly crashing, even on windows, often when (auto)saving.
I turned off auto-saving feature in game parameters, and since I did it, I was able to play the game several hours without crash. You'll then have to remember to save regularly your progression.

Crash on save with Russian language
by dev_random on Saturday January 12th 2019, 16:19
I faced with reproducible crashes on attempt to save the game (Russian language. English works fine)

1. uncomment 'ru_RU.UTF-8' in /etc/locale.gen
2. sudo locale-gen
3. sudo reboot
4. modify game launch options in steam client: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 %command%

Run the game. Russian language, no crashes!
Fixing graphics on NVidia cards
by Robert Munteanu on Tuesday March 15th 2016, 14:51
Applicable to wine 1.9.5 or newer

If you are using an NVidia card and see corrupt graphics, for instance

- invisible characters with only eyes and mouths drawn
- mostly correct characters with polygons running out of them

You need to set the HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D/CheckFloatConstants registry key to "enabled".

See bug 34052 for more details.